Dordt College Softball vs. Briar Cliff
April 29, 2010
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College took advantage of their opportunities and scored a 3-1 win over the Briar Cliff Chargers in game one of their doubleheader played in Sioux Center, Iowa on Thursday.
Neither team threatened in the first two innings with the first 12 batters retired. Kaitlyn Lockhorst was the first batter to reach for either team but was thrown out at home to end the third inning.
Briar Cliff scored a run on two hits in the fourth inning but the Defenders tied the game when Sarah Seymour reached on a fielder's choice and Megan Huizenga delivered a run scoring double. Dordt could get nothing more in the inning but they didn't allow any hits or baserunners the rest of the way. Dordt got two runs in the sixth when Amber Soodsma doubled to lead the inning off and scored on a Sarah Seymour triple to rightfield. Seymour eventually scored on a Megan Huizenga to make it 3-1 and Soodsma retired the three batters she faced in the seventh to preserve the win.
Dordt banged out six hits with Amber Soodsma getting a single and a double with a run scored. Megan Huizenga had a pair of doubles while Sarah Seymour had two runs scored a run batted in and a triple. Kaitlyn Lockhorst also had a single to account for Dordt's sixth hit.
Amber Soodsma got the win in allowing two hits--both in the fourth inning and one earned run with five strikeouts and no walks. Camille Cruz took the loss while striking out five and walking none with six hits allowed.
Dordt's Current Record: 17-17 (9-9)
Opponent's Current Record: 16-15 (10-9)
Winning Pitcher: Amber Soodsma (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Camille Cruz (Briar Cliff)
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