Dordt College Softball vs. Doane
April 5, 2014
(Crete, Nebraska) A homerun by the Doane Tigers in the bottom of the seventh inning provided the final margin of victory in a 9-8 win over the Dordt Defenders on Saturday afternoon.
Dordt scored for in the second inning on five hits. Jayden Smolders had a run scoring double and Andrea Pierce a single for a run. Erica White had a two run single with two outs. The Defenders tacked on a fifth run in the third inning Samantha Dunn singling in Selena Rinehart. The three outs in the inning were recorded with Dunn at third base.
Doane responded with two runs on three hits in the third inning but Dordt had an answer in the fifth inning with Samantha Dunn smashing a two run homerun. Dordt missed on a chance at an even bigger inning as they left the bases loaded.
Doane got a three run homerun in the fifth inning to trigger a five run frame and had four hits. An Erica White homerun for Dordt in the sixth put Dordt up 8-7. Dordt again missed on a bigger inning with two runners stranded.
Doane struck almost immediately with a double to lead off the inning and a homerun by Dani Morrow ended the game.
The two teams combined for 27 hits with Dordt outhitting the hosts 14-13. Samantha Dunn had three hits with three runs batted in and two runs scored. Andrea Pierce had three hits and Michal Hoogland and Erica White had two hits each. White and Dunn each had homeruns while Dunn and Smolders each had doubles.
Dunn went the distance and allowed 13 this, nine runs—three of them earned and walked one.
Dordt is 2-6 in the GPAC and 6-20 overall while Doane is 5-3 in the league and 22-7 overall.
Dordt will host Northwestern on Tuesday in GPAC play.
Dordt's Current Record: 6-20 (2-6)
Opponent's Current Record: 22-7 (5-3)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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