Dordt defeats Northwestern 5-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender baseball team made a five run third inning stand up as they took a 5-0 decision from Northwestern in a game played in Sioux Center.
The Defenders stranded a runner in the first and second innings before breaking through with five runs on three hits in the third inning. A walk to Jake Thayer with one out started the threat and Trent Roose walked. A Cam Ginegerich single knocked Thayer in and Colton Van Otterloo singled in two runners. Zach Fowler belted a two-run homerun to cap the scoring and the five runs were all Brandon Fokkema needed.
Northwestern never had multiple runners on base and Dordt didn’t mount another scoring threat in the game that took just 90 minutes to play.
Brandon Fokkema earned his fifth win of the season with the win and allowed four hits with one walk and four strikeouts.
Zach Fowler had a single and a homerun and was 2-3 at the plate.
Colton Van Otterloo knocked in two runs.
Fowler was the only Defender with multiple hits and an extra base hit.
Dordt had a 6-4 hits advantage.
Fokkema faced three batters over the minimum.