Men's Varsity Baseball vs. Minnesota Morris

W 8-4

6:00 PM - Monday, March 28, 2016
Sioux Center, Iowa
Non-conference Match



Dordt defeats Minnesota Morris 8-4



Dordt used a fast start and held off the Minnesota Morris Cougars in game two of their doubleheader on Monday, March 28

After a scoreless top of the first Dordt got a double from Cameron Gingerich to start the home half of the inning and Colton Van Otterloo singled.  A Jake Thayer single got a run in and Glen Thompson doubled in another run.  A Trent Roose ground out added a third run.

Van Otterloo figured in to Dordt’s fourth run when he tripled to start the third inning and Jake Thayer singled him in.

Dordt added a run in the fourth inning to lead 5-0 but Minnesota Morris got two runs on three hits in the top half of the fifth inning. 

The Defenders responded to the threat with a three run fifth as Thompson doubled in a run and another run came on an error and a third run was scored on a wild pitch.

A two run sixth inning by the visitors kept it interesting but Dordt closed the door in the seventh inning, ending the game with two runners on base for the Cougars.



-Schyler Kane got the win in a scheduled three inning start and allowed no runs and a walk.

-Michael Grady pitched two innings and gave up two runs on five hits with two strikeouts and Zach Zylstra and Cole Samuelson each pitched an inning.

-Both teams had 11 hits.  Minnesota Morris committed the games only error.

-Colton Van Otterloo and Jake Thayer each had three hits with Thayer knocking in two runs.

-Glen Thompson had a pair of doubles and two runs batted in.

-Dordt is 12-9 going into a pair of GPAC doubleheaders against Doane and Hastings on Friday and Saturday.  Minnesota Morris falls to 5-6.