Dordt College Baseball vs. Northwestern
April 26, 2014
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defenders lost an 18-14 decision to Northwestern in game one of their doubleheader in Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday afternoon April 26.
In a game where the wind was blowing out to leftfield at 15-30 mph, Northwestern outhit Dordt 19-17.
Dordt never led as Northwestern scored four runs on five hits in the first inning and Dordt answered with one run on two hits in the bottom of the inning. The second inning resulted in nine runs for the Raiders as they took a 13-1 lead. Dordt managed three runs on five hits in the bottom of the second inning to trail 13-4.
The difference was still 17-7 going into the seventh inning when Northwestern plated a run on two hits and left the bases loaded for an 18-7 lead.
Down to their final three outs, the Defenders mounted a rally with Andy Kollbaum reaching after being hit by a pitch with one out. Jason Wapnick followed with a single and Dane Leplatt clubbed a three run homerun to make it 18-10. Nathan Fraley worked for a walk and Bryan Wallman tripled on a bleeder to right field to get Fraley in. A walk to Anthony Maule kept the threat going and Sam De Nooy reached on a fielder’s choice where everyone was safe on an error charged to Northwestern’s third baseman. After the second out of the inning was recorded, Jake Thayer singled in a run. Kollbaum reached on a dropped third strike and Jason Wapnick singled to load the bases. Now trailing 18-14, the Defenders sent the tying run to the plate with the bases loaded but a fly ball to right field was recorded with out incident and Northwestern prevailed by four.
Jason Wapnick was 4-5 at the plate with two runs scored and three runs batted in and walked twice. Cameron Gingerich, Jake Thayer, Andy Kollbaum, Bryan Wallman and Anthony Maule all had two hits and all but Maule runs batted in.
Nathan Forseth took the loss for Dordt as the Defenders employed four pitchers. Tyler Wiedner pitched three innings and surrendered four runs on five hits and Josh Peterson had two innings pitched with one run on two hits.
Davis Bloemendaal smashed two homeruns for the Raiders and had four runs scored, four hits and three runs batted in. Micah Linn had four hits and three runs scored.
Northwestern’s Matt Piocos pitched four innings and was the winner with 11 hits allowed and Josh Turner got the save as he recorded the final out.
Both teams had a total of 50 plate appearances.
Dordt's Current Record: 5-27 (4-15)
Opponent's Current Record: 37-9 (15-4)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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