Dordt defeats Mount Marty 9-1 (6 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt College secured a spot in the finals of the “Midland” bracket on Saturday with a convincing 9-1, six inning win over the Mount Marty Lancers on Friday afternoon in Fremont.
The Defenders scored two in the first inning when Hailey Heeringa clubbed a two-run homerun with Hannah Sikkema on base.
The Defenders extended the lead with two more in the third with Krista Bousema getting a single for two runs batted in. Dordt missed an even bigger inning by leaving the bases loaded.
Ashley Williams had a sacrifice fly in the fourth to give Dordt a 5-0 lead and after a Mount Marty run in the fifth Dordt tacked on two more in the fifth and finished the game with a two run sixth inning. Sikkema belted a bases loaded single to end the game by the eight run difference rule.
Dordt had an 11-5 hits advantage.
Sikkema had a single and a double with two runs batted in, two runs scored and she was walked twice.
Rachel Evavold had a pair of doubles and Ashley Williams and Krista Bousema each had a pair of singles.
Tianna Top went the distance and allowed one run on five hits with one walk and seven strikeouts.
Dordt will face the winner of Midland and Mount Marty’s contest. Midland and Mount Marty meet in an eliminate game at noon while Dordt awaits the winner at 2:00.
The winner of the four team bracket advances to a best of three series on Monday at the site of the highest remaining seed.