Dordt College Softball vs. Doane
April 21, 2012
(Crete, Nebraska) Dordt College softball relinquished a 3-0 lead after the top of the second, allowing five unanswered runs, and fell to the Doane Tigers 5-4 in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday afternoon in Crete, Nebraska.
Dordt got their three runs in the top of the second with Megan Huizenga doubling in Kacy Oberfoell and Ashley Viet clubbed a homerun for the 3-0 lead.
The three run cushion proved to be brief as Doane scored three runs on two hits and an error for a 3-3 tie. Dordt dodged a bullet in the third when they forced Doane to strand runners at second and third. Doane took the lead on a Nichole Diaz homerun in the fourth and Brooke Sampson homered in the fifth for a 5-3 lead. Dordt got one run back in the sixth when Ashton Beaird singled and Ashley Viet tripled her in with a shot down the rightfield line. After a Haley Huisman walk Viet was picked off at third to end the inning.
Doane stranded two more runners in the sixth but Dordt couldn't take advantage of a leadoff single in the seventh, leaving that runner at first when the inning ended.
Dordt was outhit 10-7 with Viet getting two hits and three runs batted in. Five other players had a hit each for Dordt with Megan Huizenga collecting a double for the only extra base hit by someone other than Viet.
Kacy Oberfoell took the loss while allowing five runs on ten hits iwth one walk and four strikeouts. Kelsey Huenink had four runs on seven hits with ten strikeouts.
Dordt's Current Record: 19-19 (9-7)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-18 (4-3)
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