Men's Varsity Baseball vs. Central Methodist

L 5-6

Tucson Invite

3:00 PM - Thursday, March 10, 2016
Tucson, Arizona
Non-conference Match



Central Methodist defeats Dordt 6-5



Central Methodist never trailed Dordt College and held on to win 6-5 in a non-conference game at Tucson, Arizona.

Central Methodist scored two runs on two hits in the second inning and the Missouri based school scored another run in the fourth inning for a 3-0 lead.

Dordt broke through with one run in the fifth inning with Jake Thayer pushing a run across with a fielder’s choice.  Connor Leppink scored after reaching initially with a base hit and advanced to second on a wild pitch and third on a passed ball.

Central Methodist answered with a run in the sixth to lead 4-1.  Dordt came back with two runs on two hits as Trent Roose singled in two runs to narrow it to 4-3.  Two more runs by Central Methodist on four hits in the seventh gave the visitors on the scoreboard  a cushion that they would need every bit of.

Dordt’s Cameron Gingerich singled and Glen Thompson doubled him in.  Josh Van Eps followed with a single  to put runners on the corners.  A Jacob Monsma single got Dordt to within one and the Defenders eventually loaded the bases but couldn’t complete the comeback as the final out was recorded on a strikeout.



-Connor Hopkins went the distance and took the loss with seven innings pitched.  He struck out eight and walked two and allowed five earned runs on eight hits.  Hopkins is 2-2.

-Dordt had a 9-8 hits advantage.

-Cameron Gingerich had three hits and a run scored.

-Jacob Monsma was 2-4 with a run batted in.

-Glen Thompson scored two runs.  Thompson’s double was Dordt’s only extra base hit.