Dordt College Softball vs. Missouri Valley
March 12, 2012
(Tucson, Arizona) Dordt won its second come from behind game of the day when they turned away Missouri Valley 5-4 on Monday, March 13 in Tucson, Arizona.
Dordt allowed three runs in the third inning--all of them unearned, and found themselves down 3-0. The Defenders got the three runs back in the fifth with Ashton Beaird delivering a bases loaded double to tie the game.
Missouri Valley banged out a go ahead run in the top of the seventh inning but stranded two runners to take a 4-3 lead. Dordt tied the game in the home half of the seventh with Paige Fynaardt singling in Jocelyn Bousema to send teh game to extra innings. Fynaardt was thrown out at the plate to end the inning when she tried to score on an Ashton Beaird double.
Missouri Valley didn't score in the eighth and Dordt won the game on a Bethany Dykstra single that scored Beaird. Beaird started the inning on second with the international tie-breaker in affect and advanced to third on a Megan Huizenga sacrifice bunt. After Nicole Tate grounded out Dykstra delivered the game winner.
Sidney Larsen got the win in relief of Brittany Dykstra who started the game and went seven innings and allowed six hits with four runs on two walks and a strikeout. Larsen struck out two of the three batters she faced. Dordt outhit Missouri Valley 7-6 with Beaird knocking in three runs on two hits.
Dordt has Tuesday off before facing Lubbock Christian and Park on Wednesday, March 14.
Dordt's Current Record: 4-6 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 0-0 (0-0)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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