Dordt defeats Mount Marty 12-5
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt ended Mount Marty’s seven game winning streak with a 12-5 win in game two of their doubleheader in Sioux Center on Saturday afternoon.
Mount Marty’s lead off batter homered in the first inning but Dordt was able to get out of the inning with no more damage done.
Dordt then came back with four runs on four hits in the bottom of the inning as Cam Gingerich, Trent Roose and Jake Thayer all singled to start the inning. A Colton Van Otterloo fielder’s choice got one run in and Bryan Wallman knocked in two with a single. Dordt’s fourth run came on an error.
Dordt got five runs on seven hits in the second inning with Roose knocking in one with a double and Thayer singled in a run. Van Otterloo’s single got a third run in and Ted Steffel sent a run in on a double. Taylor Neuroth also got into the act with a run scoring single.
Van Otterloo clubbed his second homerun of the day in the third inning as Dordt took a 12-1 lead. The homerun came after Roose doubled and Thayer had a single to open the inning.
Mount Marty scored four unanswered over the final six innings but Dordt was able to stay away from the big inning.
-Michael Grady got the win after going five innings and allowed three earned runs with two walks and five strikeouts and is now 3-5 this season.
-Zach Zylstra got a save in his return to the mound with four innings of work and walked three with a strikeout.
-Gingerich, Roose, Thayer and Van Otterloo all had three hits with Van Otterloo knocking in five. Teddy Steffel had two hits.
-Roose and Van Otterloo each had three runs scored.
-Thayer has a single season school record with 60 hits, breaking the previous mark of 56. Gingerich also has over 50 hits and along with Thayer are the only players in Dordt baseball history with multiple 50-hit seasons.
-Dordt is 17-22 overall and will take a 5-11 GPAC record into the final conference weekend of the season next week.
-Dordt will travel to Mount Marty on Monday, April 25 for a non-conference game before traveling to Dakota Wesleyan on Thursday, April Thursday, April 28.