Women's Varsity Softball vs. Briar Cliff

W 7-3

7:00 PM - Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Dordt defeats Briar Cliff 7-3


Dordt scored the first seven runs of the game and were never challenged in a 7-3 win over the Briar Cliff Chargers on Wednesday in Sioux Center.

The Defenders got on the board with a Hailey Heeringa single that got Marissa VandenBerg across. Dordt followed with three runs on three hits in the third inning with a dropped fly ball leading to an unearned run in the frame.

Dordt finished its scoring with a three run fifth inning. Carley De Roin doubled in two runs and Marissa VandenBerg sent De Roin across with a double.

Briar Cliff finally got to Dordt starter Tianna Top with three runs in the top of the seventh but it wasn’t enough to prevent the sweep.


Dordt had a 12-8 hits edge.

Heeringa was 3-4 with three runs batted in.

Carley De Roin was 2-3 with two runs batted in.

Marissa VandenBerg was 2-4 with a run scored and a run batted in and she and De Roin had a double for Dordt’s lone extra base hits.

Tianna Top was the winning pitcher with three strikeouts, three runs allowed and eight hits in the complete game win.

Top is 8-7 on the mound.

Dordt is 20-16 overall and 9-7 in the GPAC. Briar Cliff is 5-30 overall and 2-16 in the conference.

Dordt will face Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday.