Hastings defeats Dordt 11-4.
HOW IT HAPPENED
A seven run second inning by Hastings was enough for the Broncos to knock off Dordt in an 11-4 GPAC decision in Nebraska on Saturday, April 2.
Dordt scored in the first inning with Trent Roose singling in Cam Gingerich. Dordt then followed with a run on a Bryan Wallman sacrifice fly in the second inning.
Hastings exploded for seven runs on three hits and five Dordt errors in the second and Dordt was fighting from 7-2 down.
Jake Thayer scored on a fielder’s choice in the third inning and Dordt scored one in the eighth inning with Sebastian Meza singling in Bryan Wallman after Wallman had a double with two outs. Hastings kept the Defenders at bay with two runs in the fourth, one in the sixth and one in the eighth.
-Jake Thayer, Teddy Steffel, Trent Roose, Glen Thompson and Sebastian Meza all had two hits as Dordt had an 11-8 hits advantage. Roose had two runs batted in and no Defender scored more than one run.
-Thompson’s double was Dordt’s lone extra base hit.
-Michael Grady took the loss and allowed nine runs on six hits—three of the runs were earned and he walked three with four strikeouts. Grady pitched four and two-third innings.
-Schyler Kane pitched in relief and allowed two earned runs on two hits with two walks and three strikeouts in three and a third innings of work.
-Dordt is 13-12 overall and 1-3 in the GPAC while Hastings is 11-21 overall and 3-1 in the conference. Dordt will host Mayville State on Tuesday before resuming GPAC play on Friday and Saturday against Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia.