Dordt College News

Dordt Softball Plays In Arizona

March 11, 2013

GAMETIME… The Dordt softball plays in Arizona this week.  The Defenders will face Lubbock Christian and Jamestown on Tuesday, March 12 and Purdue North Central and Bethany on Wednesday, March 13.

SCOUTING REPORT… Lubbock Christian is 16-6 entering play in Arizona and have a team batting average of .322 and a team earned run average of 2.18.  Mallory Koschany is batting .4067 with 26 hits, two homeruns and 17 runs batted in.  Kirstie Cochran is batting .400 and Megan Sullivan boasts a .393 batting average with 16 runs batted in.  Stephanie Rendonhas a team high 21 runs batted in.  Lubbock Christian has clubbed 14 homeruns this season.

The Jamestown women are 3-6 so far this season.  There are no stats to report for the Jamestown Jimmies at this point.

Purdue North Central is 3-6 this season and have been outscored 107-61 this season.  North Central has a team batting average of .266 with opponents batting .374 against them.  Samantha Jones is the leader with a .423 batting average and 11 hits.  Amy Scott has seven hits and is batting .412 along with Julia Hill.  Mollie Lindeman has all three wins on the mound with a 0.91 earned run average and 35 strikeouts in 23 innings.

Bethany (Kansas) is batting .278 as a team with a 3.86 earned run average while building a 5-6 record.  Kelli Traffas is batting .424 this season with 14 hits, two homeruns and five runs batted in.  Jennifer Garcia is 2-3 with a 1.34 earned run average and has pitched 31 1/3 innings.

DEFENDER NOTES… Dordt is 1-4 this season with a team batting average of .248.  The Defenders are led by Brittany Kooiker’s .400 average and four runs batted in.  Ashton Beaird is batting .313 with five hits and Ashley Van Kooten has five hits with two homeruns and nine runs batted in.    Van Kooten also has two stolen bases.

Brittany Kooiker has Dordt’s pitching win while Ashton Beaird and Sidney Larsen have each pitched 11 1/3 innings and 14 2/3 innings respectively. 

NEXT UP… Dordt will face Dickinson State, Missouri Valley, Mayville State and British Columbia on Thursday and Friday, March 14 and 15.

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