Dordt College Softball vs. Morningside
April 12, 2011
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Both teams had 10 hits in game two of the doubleheader between Dordt and Morningside but the Mustangs made the most of their hits and also were on the receiving end of eight Dordt errors in a 10-6 decision won by the Mustangs.
Both teams scored four runs in the first inning with Dordt committing three errors and allowing one hit. Dordt came right back with a four run first on five hits with Bethany Dykstra knocking in a run with a single and Ashley Viet had a pop fly drop on the dirt for a single and a run batted in. Haley Huisman capped the inning with a double that scored two runs.
A run by Morningside in the fourth on three Dordt errors gave the Mustangs the lead but the Defenders came back with two in the home half of the fourth when Jocelyn Bousema and Nicole Tate reached with a single and walk respectively. A Paige Fynaardt ground out scored Bousema from third and a Sarah Seymour single up the middle gave Dordt a 6-5 lead.
The advantage was short lived as Dordt allowed a run in the fifth on two hits and the Mustangs got two runs to take the lead in the sixth and capped the scoring with two more in the seventh.
Dordt got two hits each from Fynaardt and Dykstra. Soodsma, Seymour, Viet, Huisman, Bousema and Tate each had a hit.
Soodsma took the loss while giving up ten runs on ten hits--three of the runs were earned and she walked three with two strikeouts. Morgan Swanson was the winning pitcher for Morningside with six runs allowed with five strikeouts.
Dordt is 9-11 overall and 5-5 in the league while Morningside is 27-8 and 8-4. Dordt will host Buena Vista on Wednesday night in non-conference play.
Dordt's Current Record: 8-11 (5-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 27-8 (8-4)
Winning Pitcher: Morgan Swanson (Morningside)
Losing Pitcher: Amber Soodsma (Dordt College)
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