NEWS & EVENTS
Dordt College News
Softball Opens GPAC Season
April 1, 2013
GAMETIME…Dordt will travel to Seward, Nebraska to face the Concordia Bulldogs on Tuesday, April 2 and will face Mount Marty in Yankton, South Dakota on Wednesday, April 3. Both doubleheaders begin at 4:00 and are GPAC contests.
SCOUTING REPORT… Concordia is 1-1 in the GPAC and 7-10 overall with a split against Doane in league play. The Bulldogs have won five of their last six games and took a pair of games on March 29 against Dakota State and Mayville State.
Opponents have outscored the Bulldogs 80-79 and Concordia is batting .281 as a team. Natalie Svoboda has 14 hits and two doubles with a .246 batting average. Angela Harstad and Danielle Harstad both have 13 hits while Molly Madsen and Nicole Mapes each have 12 hits with Madsen clubbing a pair of doubles and Amber Topil has four doubles as well.
Amanda Beeson is 3-5 on the mound with a 3.52 earned run average and she has struck out 64 batters. Julia Tyree is 4-5 with a 4.89 earned run average and has 20 strikeouts.
Mount Marty is 0-0 in the GPAC and 0-8 overall. The Lancers haven’t played since March 15 when they lost to Dickinson State 10-0.
The Lancers are batting .176 this season and have been outscored 66-18 so far. Opponents are batting .355 this season against Mount Marty pitching. Jamie Gregory has seven hits with a .368 batting average while Michaela Bunde has a team high four runs batted in.
Courtney Hansen has logged the most innings on the mound with 19 1/3 and she has a 5.79 earned run average. Hansen has struck out four batters and Jessica Finch has a team high eight strikeouts in 15 2 /3 innings.
DEFENDER NOTES… Dordt is 4-13 overall and this will be the first GPAC action of the year for the Defenders. The Defenders are batting .199 this season and have been outscored 124-64 this season.
The Defenders are led by Ashley Van Kooten with 13 hits and she has knocked in a team high 11 runs. Ashton Beaird has 12 hits and has three homeruns and ten runs batted in with four doubles. Shantelle Gritters, Brittany Kooiker and Haley Huisman all have ten hits each. Sidney Larsen is 3-7 with a 4.58 earned run average and has 30 strikeouts in 76 2/3 innings.
THE SERIES…The Bulldogs lead the series 24-14 and swept a pair of games in Sioux Center last year on March 24 by scores of 2-0 and 4-2.
The Defenders swept Mount Marty on April 4, 2012 by scores of 7-6 and 7-2 to take a 28-10 series lead.
GPAC STANDINGS…(April 1)
Nebraska Wesleyan 0-0/5-6
Briar Cliff 0-0/2-6
Mount Marty 0-0/0-8
Dakota Wesleyan 0-0/0-12
NEXT UP… Dordt will host Hastings on Saturday, April 6 at 1:00 in a GPAC doubleheader. Concordia will host Peru State on April 4 in non-conference action while the Lancers are hosting Midland on April 6