Dordt College Softball vs. Mayville State
March 30, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender softball team earned their third straight eight run win over the Mayville State Comets in game one of their doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon in Sioux Center. The Defenders were able to bang out ten hits and spaced the eight Mayville State hits out in moving to one game under .500 for the season.
Dordt scored two in the first and two in the third for a 4-0 lead with Amber Soodsma knocking in one run with a ground out and Megan Huizenga scored one on a single in the first. The third inning was highlighted by Jaclyn Ver Mulm single that scored the second run of the inning. A run by the Comets made it 4-1 in the fourth and Dordt got some breathing room in the fifth.
Becca Hengeveld's two run single with two outs in the fifth gave the Defenders a 6-1 lead and the hosts ended the game with three in the sixth with Sarah Seymour knocking in a run with a single and Kassandra Heynen's ground out made got another run in and Becca Hengeveld put the ball in play resulting in an error and Dordt scored the game ending run.
Amanda Nikkel got the win while allowing one run on eight hits with one walk and five strikeouts. Nikkel struck out four in a row at one point in the second and third innings.
Megan Huizenga, Sarah Seymour and Becca Hengeveld all had multiple hits to lead the Dordt attack.
We are experiencing computer problems. A full boxscore should be available Wednesday, March 31.
Dordt's Current Record: 6-8 (2-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Winning Pitcher: Amanda Nikkel (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Bickell (Mayville State)
For more information, please contact Mike Byker, Sports Information Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (712) 722-6301.