Women's Varsity Softball vs. Northwestern

L 4-6

5:00 PM - Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE

Northwestern defeats Dordt 6-4

HOW IT HAPPENED

Northwestern secured a 6-4 win over the Dordt College Defenders, fighting off a host rally in the bottom of the seventh inning for the two run win in GPAC play.

Northwestern got a run in the first inning but the Defenders got the run back when Marissa VandenBerg doubled to start the fourth inning. A Rachel Evavold sacrifice fly got VandenBerg in from third.

The Raiders got another run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth on two hits.

A two run seventh inning with three hits extended the lead to 6-1. The Defenders rallied with a Hailey Heeringa double and a walk to Corinne May put runners on first and second. Carley DeRoin doubled in a run and Hannah Sikkema’s ground out plated another run.  Marissa VandenBerg delivered a run scoring single with two outs but a ground out ended the inning and the Dordt threat with a runner at first base.

THE NUMBERS

Dordt was outhit 9-7.

Neither team committed an error.

Marissa VandenBerg had there of Dordt’s hits with a pair of singles and a double.

Heeringa and DeRoin each had doubles.

Rachel Evavold absorbed the loss with six earned runs, a walk and four strikeouts.

Eight players accounted for Northwestern’s nine hits and the Raiders had a pair of homeruns.