Dordt College Softball vs. Midland Lutheran
April 17, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College softball team gave up six unearned runs and paid for it with a 6-2 loss to the Midland Lutheran Warriors on Saturday in the second game of the doubleheader in Sioux Center.
The Warriors scored five in their first at bat on two hits and two Dordt College errors.
Dordt got their runs in the second and third. Sarah Seymour doubled in the second and Kassandra Heynen knocked her in with a single. Becca Hengeveld reached on an error in the third and scored when Kaitlyn Lockhorst hit one of her two doubles to get her in. Midland Lutheran scored another run in the fourth and held Dordt off the rest of the way for the 6-2 win.
For the second game in a row Dordt outhit the visitors this time by a 9-7 margin but committed four errors in giving up the unearned runs.
Dordt's Amanda Nikkel took the loss while allowing seven hits, no earned runs, two walks and one strikeout. Lockhorst was 2-4 at the plate with two doubles and Sarah Seymour was 2-2 with a double and single. Heynen was 2-3 with a pair of singes and an rbi. Carla Vander Woude, Megan Huizenga and Jaclyn Ver Mulm all had one hit each.
Dordt is now 5-7 in the league and 9-15 overall while Midland Lutheran is 10-6 in the conference and 20-18 overall. Dordt will host Northwestern on Tuesday night at 5:00.
Dordt's Current Record: 9-15 (5-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 20-18 (10-6)
Winning Pitcher: Eckelberry (Midland Lutheran)
Losing Pitcher: Amanda Nikkel (Dordt College)
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