Dordt College Softball vs. Midland
April 16, 2011
(Fremont, Nebraska) Dordt College scored a 4-3 win over Midland in game one of their doubleheader in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday, April 16. The Defenders won while outhitting the hosts 12-8 and recorded the win, forcing Midland to strand the tying run at second in the seventh inning.
Amanda Nikkel got the win while allowing eight hits and striking out one.
While Nikkel was keeping the hosts off balance the Dordt offense was getting timely hits. Bethany Dykstra singled and and advanced on an error in the second inning and Kassandra Heynen doubled her in. Kaitlyn Lockhorst followed with a double that gave the Defenders a 2-0 lead. Midland scored one in the bottom of the inning. Dordt got that run back with a back to back doubles by Paige Fynaardt and Sarah Seymour.
The next two innings were scoreless with Dordt getting a run for insurance in the top of the sixth when Amber Soodsma singled and then scored on a Fynaardt double. After giving up two runs in the bottom of the sixth, Nikkel worked a scoreless seventh for the 4-3 win.
Dordt's Soodsma, Fynaardt, Seymour and Heynen all had two hits with Fynaardt and Seymour each getting a pair of doubles. Bethany Dykstra was 3-4 with a double.
Dordt's Current Record: 11-12 (7-5)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-22 (3-8)
Winning Pitcher: Amanda Nikkel (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: Lyndsie Eckelberry (Midland)
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