Northwestern defeats Dordt 4-1
HOW IT HAPPENED
Northwestern took advantage of several Dordt College fielding errors in taking a 4-1 decision from Dordt in game one of their doubleheader in Sioux Center on Monday afternoon.
Northwestern got three runs in the top of the second when Michael Callahan doubled with two outs to start the threat. A failed pickoff attempt at second gave Northwestern new life and Callahan eventually scored on a single. A couple errors followed and Northwestern had a 3-0 lead. Another unearned run came in the third inning and made it 4-0.
Dordt got one run back with a run on three hits in the fifth inning as Colton Van Otterloo singled in Cameron Gingerich but a double play ended any further threat. Dordt stranded two in the sixth inning and were unable to get a threat going in the seventh.
-Trent Roose took the hard luck loss after allowing four runs—one of them earned and walked one with two strikeouts and he allowed four hits. One of the four runs was earned.
-Dordt outhit Northwestern 6-4 with Gingerich getting a pair of hits and Roose, Van Otterloo, Connor Leppink and Sebastian Meza accounting for Dordt’s other hits.
-Dordt stranded nine while Northwestern left five on base.