Dordt College Softball vs. Buena Vista
March 20, 2014
(Storm Lake, Iowa) Dordt College lost a 7-6 decision to Buena Vista in Storm Lake, Iowa in game two of their non-conference softball doubleheader on Thursday.
Erica White doubled in a run in the first inning but the Beavers came back with two runs on two hits in the bottom of the first inning.
Dordt evened it with Andrea Pierce knocking a triple that scored Samantha Dunn for a 2-2 tie. Buena Vista unlocked the tie with a run in the third. Dordt threatened in the fourth with two runners on but came away empty.
Erica White pushed the Defenders back in front with a three run homerun that scored Kassidy Van Voorst and Bethany Dykstra. Ashton Beaird homered for the third time in the doubleheader and fifth time in three games for a 6-3 advantage.
The hosts narrowed the lead to 6-4 with a run in the sixth inning and Dordt stranded two in the top of the seventh.
In the bottom of the seventh the Beavers had a strikeout to start the game but a walk and a single started the threat. A single loaded the bases and a single scored a run. A wild pitch with the bases loaded tied the game and back to back walks ended the game with Buena Vista winning 7-6.
Dordt outhit the Beavers 11-8 with Kassidy Van Voorst and Erica White each getting three hits. Ashton Beaird had a two hits. White had four runs batted in and Van Vorst had two runs scored.
Haley Fligge took the loss with seven runs allowed on eight hits with six bases on balls and nine strikeouts.
Dordt is 4-14 overall while Buena Vista goes to 2-6. Dordt will be back in action on Tuesday, March 25 when they face Morningside in Sioux City.
Dordt's Current Record: 4-14 (0-0)
Opponent's Current Record: 2-6 (0-0)
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