Dordt College Softball vs. Buena Vista
March 22, 2012
(Storm Lake, Iowa) The Dordt College Defender softball team took advantage of an error filled eighth inning to score a 4-0, extra inning win over the Buena Vista Beavers in game two of their doubleheader in Storm Lake, Iowa on Thursday.
The Defenders got all of their runs with two outs to take the lead into the bottom of the first extra inning and that held up as they won their seventh game of the season. Ashley Van Kooten led the inning off with a single followed by a sacrifice bunt that was misplayed, allowing Sidney Larsen to reach base. The next two batters were retired and it appeared Buena Vista was going to escape the inning but Ashton Beaird reached on an error to load the bases. Bethany Dykstra followed when she reached on an error and two runs scored. Megan Huizenga pushed another run across with a double long after Buena Vista should have been off the field and got two more runs in for the 4-0 lead.
Buena Vista did have two hits in the eighth inning but one of the runners was taken off the basepaths when she was thrown out at second and Dordt preserved the win.
Sidney Larsen got the shutout with five hits allowed to go with two strikeouts and two bases on balls. Dordt was outhit 5-4.
Van Kooten, Larsen, Huizenga and Ashton Beaird all had basehits with Huizenga's double the only extra base hit of the night.
Dordt's Current Record: 7-11 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 5-3 (0-0)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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