Dordt College Softball vs. Northwestern
April 8, 2014
(Sioux Center, Iowa) The Northwestern Red Raiders took an early lead and never looked back as they defeated the Dordt Defenders 8-1 in GPAC softball.
The Red Raiders manufactured three early runs to get out to a quick advantage.
Northwestern tagged starting pitcher Haley Fligge for a run in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Alex Price.
In the second inning, Jordan Biehle came home to score on a grounder to the shortstop. Two batters later, Jill Kleinhesselink drove in another run on an infield single, making it 3-0.
Dordt managed to scrape together a run in the fourth inning after Kassidy Van Voorst tripled to lead off the frame. She scored Dordt’s lone run one at-bat later on a throwing error by pitcher Keely Bracelin.
Northwestern used the longball to extend the lead late. Alex Price launched a two-run home run in the fifth inning to make it 5-1, and Lindsey Remien clocked a three-run shot in the seventh to make it 8-1, the eventual final score.
Dordt managed just three hits off Bracelin, who won her seventh game of the season. Northwestern collected 11 hits off Fligge.
The Defenders dropped to 6-21 (2-7). Northwestern improved to 19-14 (6-4).
Dordt's Current Record: 6-22 (2-8)
Opponent's Current Record: 19-14 (6-4)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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