Dordt College Softball vs. Mount Marty
April 28, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender softball team scored a 5-1 win over the Mount Marty Lancers in game one of their conference doubleheader despite getting out hit 7-5 in the game played in Sioux Center on Wednesday afternoon.
Dordt scored first when they plated a run in the second inning but left three runners on base in a frame that would have broken the game open early. A Kassandra Heynen walk followed by a sacrifice bunt got Heynen in scoring position and after a Jaclyn Ver Mulm walk Kaitlyn Lockhorst delivered a run scoring single for the early lead. Dordt eventually loaded the bases but couldn't get any more offense.
Mount Marty got their only run of the game and of the doubleheader with a run in the third and missed their own chance to take the lead when they left the bases loaded. Tied 1-1 the Defenders got two in the third with Sarah Seymour hitting a double and Heynen singled her to third. With runners on the corners Heynen stole second and Seymour scored on an error by the Mount Marty catcher. Heynen eventually scored when Jaclyn Ver Mulm reached on an error.
Dordt capped the scoring with two runs in the fourth as Becca Hengeveld scored an unearned run and Sarah Seymour clubbed a homerun for the final of 5-1. Mount Marty threatened in the fourth, fifth and sixth, leaving two runners stranded in both the fourth and fifth and they left one on in the sixth.
Dordt was out hit 7-5 but took advantage of three Mount Marty errors. Seymour was 2-3 with two runs scored and one run batted in with her double and homerun. Heynen was 1-2 with two runs and two stolen bases. Lockhorst was 1-3 with a run scored and Hengeveled was 1-1 with two walks and a run scored.
Amber Soodsma got the complete game win with seven hits allowed, one walk and nine strikeouts. Brittany Bruns was the losing pitcher after allowing five hits, two earned runs and five walks with one strikeout.
Dordt's Current Record: 15-17 (9-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-22 (4-15)
Winning Pitcher: Amber Soodsma (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Bruns, Brittany (Mount Marty)
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