Women's Varsity Softball vs. Briar Cliff

W 3-2

6:00 PM - Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match



Dordt def. Briar Cliff 3-2 (8 innings)


The Dordt Defender softball team evened its GPAC record at 9-9  and moved a win within .500 overall in taking a 3-2 win from Briar Cliff in a GPAC sweep in Sioux Center on Wednesday, April 24.

Dordt broke a scoreless tie with a Brooklyn Van Oort double that scored Carley De Roin in the bottom of the fourth inning. The visitors wasted no time and tied the game with a run on two hits in the top of the fifth but left two runners on base.  Neither team scored again until a Hailey Heeringa double scored Rachel Evavold in the bottom of the sixth.

Clinging to the lead Dordt was unable to close the door as Briar Cliff tied it with a two-out rally with a single and a double but couldn’t get a go-ahead run in.

Dordt threatened with a pair of two out singles but couldn’t win it in regulation. Briar Cliff had a threat of its own in the top of the eighth but a runner was stranded at third when the inning ended on a ground out to the pitcher’s mound.

Dordt ended it with a run in the eighth as Rachel Evavold started the inning with a single and was bunted over by Hailey Heeringa. Carley De Roin then ended it with a single that plated Evavold.


Evavold was the winner with two runs allowed on six hits with five strikeouts and two bases on balls.

Evavold was 3-4 at the plate with two runs scored and Jessica Oules had two singles  and a stolen base.

Dordt outhit Briar Cliff 10-6.


Dordt will host Jamestown on Friday, April 26 starting at 4:00.


Dordt is 9-9 overall and 17-18 overall. Briar Cliff is 9-27 overall and 4-16 in the GPAC.