Dordt College Baseball vs. Morningside
April 17, 2014
(Sioux City, Iowa) Dordt College lost a 6-2 decision at Morningside on Thursday afternoon in Sioux City, Iowa. The Defenders led briefly when they scored a run in the top of the first but the hosts scored six in a row before Dordt got a run in the top of the last frame.
Dordt’s first inning run came with Jake Thayer singling to lead off the inning. A sacrifice by Cameron Gignerich moved the runner up and a Andy Kollbaum single put runners at the corners. A wild pitch got Thayer in with the inning coming to a close with Alex Schoonhoven stranded at third base. Schoonhoven was running for Kollbaum.
Morningside got two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first to take their first lead of the game. Dordt stranded a pair of runners in the second and Morningside pushed the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the second.
Morningside then added three runs in the bottom of the fourth on two hits and an error for a 6-1 lead.
After being stifled most of the game the Defenders scored a run in the seventh when Bryan Wallman singled and Anthony Maule doubled. Thayer grounded out to the right side of the infield and Wallman scored before the side was retired.
Dordt was outhit 8-7 and stranded six runners to seven for Morningside. Ben Van Kekerix went the distance and allowed six runs on eight hits with four earned runs and he walked six.
Nathan Forseth was 2-2 at the plate with Thayer, Kollbaum, LePlatt, Wallman and Maule all recording one hit each.
Dordt's Current Record: 10-23 (3-11)
Opponent's Current Record: 18-20 (7-6)
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