Dordt College Softball vs. Dakota State
April 21, 2014
(Madison, South Dakota) Dordt College banged out 16 hits on the way to a 10-2 win over Dakota State on Monday night to take a doubleheader sweep.
Dordt scored one in the first when Bethany Dykstra scored on a Ashton Beaird single and the visitors added three runs on four hits in the third inning. Beaird and Samantha Dunn both tripled in the inning and the Defenders stranded a runner.
Two more runs in the fourth on five hits stretched the lead to 6-0 with Kassidy Van Voorst stiking for a triple and Erica White also had a single. Beaird also had a single in the frame as Dordt also took advantage of an error.
The lead grew to 8-0 on a Dunn triple that scored Michal Hoogland. Dunn also scored on a Larsen ground out. Dakota State struck for two runs in the fifth inning and Dordt answered with two in the seventh.
Dordt’s seventh inning runs came on a single by Samantha Dunn and Larsen had a triple. Smolders added a double that scored the tenth run of the game.
Samanthan Dunn was 4-4 at the plate with two runs scored and two runs batted in. Ashton Beaird was 3-4 with two runs batted in and Erica White, Michal Hoogland and Jayden Smolders all had two hits.
Haley Fligge pitched five innings and secured the win with two runs allowed and three strikeouts. Larsen pitched two innings and allowed one hit.
Dordt will travel to face Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday with a 5-11 GPAC record and an 11-25 overall mark.
Dordt's Current Record: 11-25 (5-11)
Opponent's Current Record: 9-27 (4-6)
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