Dordt College Softball vs. Nebraska Wesleyan
April 26, 2014
(Sioux Center, Iowa) Dordt College won a 12-7 decision to sweep Nebraska Wesleyan in GPAC play on Saturday afternoon.
Dordt banged out 14 hits in the win and never trailed, securing a tie for eighth place in the GPAC standings and a berth in the post-season by virtue of the tiebreaker.
Dordt scored two in the first with Bethany Dykstra doubling in a run and Ashton Beaird had a run knocked in with a ground out.
Doane answered with a run in the second but Dordt had a three run answer as Dykstra doubled to clear the bases and knock in three runs.
Wesleyan rallied with four runs on four hits in teh third but the Defenders again had an answer as they plated two in the third.
Leading 7-5, the Defenders scored two runs on three hits for a 9-5 lead. The Prairie Wolves had a two run fifth inning to narrow the gap but the Defenders put the game away with a Samantha Dunn three run homerun for a the final of 12-7.
Dunn was the winning pitcher with six earned runs allowed and one walk with one strikeout. Dykstra was 3-4 at the plate with four runs batted in. Ashton Beaird, Michal Hoogland and Andrea Pierce all had two hits.
Dordt is 8-12 in the GPAC and 16-26 overall. Dordt will learn its GPAC assignment on Monday when the official bracket is released. Nebraska Wesleyan slips to 5-15 in the GPAC and 14-22 overall. Dordt is scheduled to host Dakota State on Tuesday to cap the regular season.
Dordt's Current Record: 16-26 (8-12)
Opponent's Current Record: 14-22 (5-15)
Winning Pitcher: (Dordt College)
Losing Pitcher: (Dordt College)
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