The Dordt College Defenders lost a 12-1 decision to Morningside in game one of their doubleheader on Wednesday. <p>
Five runs on three hits in the first inning gave the Mustangs a lead they never relinquished. Ashton Beaird scored an unearned run on an error off the bat of Sidney Larsen in the top of the second. Dordt missed on an even bigger inning when they left the bases loaded when the frame ended. Dordt stranded another two runners in the third inning.
<p>After a scoreless third and fourth inning, the Mustangs put together six hits for seven runs, providing them with a 12-1 margin that ended the game after Dordt went scoreless in the top of the fifth.<p>
Dordt was outhit 12-4 with Erica White recording two singles and Ashton Beaird walked twice. Andrea Pierce and Samantha Dunn each had a single.<p>
Sidney Larsen took the loss while giving up 12 runs on 12 hits and two walks.