Dordt College Softball vs. Hastings
March 29, 2014
(Hastings, Nebraska) The Dordt College softball team lost a 5-3 decision to Hastings College on Saturday, March 29 in game one of their doubleheader played in Hastings, Nebraska.
The Defenders squandered a 3-1 lead after four innings in dropping the contest. Hastings scored one in the second before Dordt scored three in the third inning. Ashton Beaird singled in Kassidy Van Voorst and Andrea Pierce and Michal Hoogland’s fielder’s choice got Bethany Dykstra in.
Hastings came back with a run in the fifth inning on a pair of hits to cut the gap to 3-2. Dordt got runners on second and third with one out in the sixth but came away with nothing and Hastings scored three in the home half of the sixth to take the lead on three hits.
Trailing by two, the Defenders rallied for a scoring threat in the top of the seventh as Bethany Dykstra and Erica White each singled and Ashton Beaird loaded the bases with a single and one down. Michal Hoogland lined out for the second out of the inning and a strikeout finished the Dordt threat with the tying run at second base.
Dordt outhit the hosts 11-10 with Bethany Dykstra going 3-4 with a run scored. Erica White and Ashton Beaird both had hits and Beaird got credit for two runs batted in.
Sidney Larsen took the loss for the Defenders with 10 hits and two walks allowed and she struck out two.
Dordt's Current Record: 4-18 (0-4)
Opponent's Current Record: 10-8 (1-0)
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