Dordt defeats Doane 11-10
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt College Defender softball team roared back from a 9-3 deficit to take an 11-10 win over the Doane Tigers in Crete, Nebraska on Friday afternoon, April 13. The game was the first of two GPAC contests as the conference season hits the midway point.
Dordt scored three in the first as Summer Jansen singled in a run and Corinne May walked with the bases loaded to get another run across. Carley De Roin added a single with the bases loaded for a third run. Dordt missed on a chance to build on the lead after leaving the bases loaded.
Doane answered with six runs on six hits—five singles and a three run homerun. After Dordt was retired without a run in the second, Doane scored three more on five hits to make the eight-run difference rule a real threat.
The score remained 9-3 until the sixth when Dordt’s bats woke up. Jessica Oules singled in a run and Rachel Evavold belted a three run homerun to get the Defenders to within 9-7. Doane answered with one run to get in front 10-7.
A De Roin double started the Dordt threat in the seventh and Hannah Sikkema singled to put runners at the corners. A walk to Ashley Williams loaded the bases. Marissa Vanden Berg got a run in with a ground out and Oules added a run scoring single. Evavold added run scoring single to tie it with one out and Summer Jansen had a ground out to give Dordt the lead.
Leading by a run the Defenders went to Tianna Top in relief and the junior retired the side after issuing a one out walk.
Natalie Vos earned her second career pitching win in relief of Rachel Evavold. Vos pitched four innings and was charged with one run on four this and faced 16 batters.
Top earned her second save of the season with the scoreless seventh.
Marissa VandenBerg had two hits and scored three runs.
Oules had three hits with two runs batted in.
Evavold knocked in four runs with two hits and two runs scored.
De Roin had three hits in Dordt’s 15 hit attack.