Dordt College Softball vs. Northwestern
April 8, 2014
(Sioux Center, Iowa) After a quick first three innings, Northwestern pounded out eight runs in the fourth and fifth to “8-run rule” the Defenders in five innings.
The 8-0 victory for the Red Raiders was highlighted by a five-run fourth inning in which the club batted around.
The game’s first run came via error when Northwestern’s Alex Price bolted home during a steal attempt by teammate Kourtni Robinson. The throw to the plate from second base skipped over catcher Erica Hughes’ head, allowing the run to score. Lindsey Remien drove in another run during the same at-bat with an RBI groundout to third base.
Northwestern went on to load the bases in the same inning and benefited from another Dordt error. Right fielder Selena Rinehart could not handle a fly ball off the bat of Jill Kleinhesselink, and three runs came across for the Raiders.
Another misplayed fly ball led to three more Northwestern runs in the fifth inning. Remien reached on a dropped fly ball by Kassidy Van Voorst, extending the inning for Jordan Biehle. She drove in two runs with an RBI double, then came in to score on a throwing error one at-bat later.
Dordt could not push a run across to extend the game in the bottom half of the fifth. The Defenders recorded only two hits off left-handed pitcher Katie VandeVoort, who moved to 8-3 this season.
Northwestern only managed five hits, but benefited from four Dordt errors.
The Defenders fell to 6-22 (2-8), while Northwestern moved to 20-14 (7-4).
Dordt's Current Record: 6-22 (2-8)
Opponent's Current Record: 20-14 (7-4)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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