Dordt def. Hastings 8-7
Dordt and Hastings took the field in the second game of Saturday's doubleheader, winning 8-7 in 11 innings.
Hastings scored the opening run in the top of the 2nd to take a 1-0 lead, but it was Logan Cline who hit a grand slam to left in the bottom of the inning on a 2-0 count. The slam scored Lucas Nelson, Parker Hamann, and Andrew Pullar.
Dordt added on to their lead in the 3rd as Lucas Nelson hit a triple and later scored on a passed ball.
In the following inning, Chase Edwards hit an RBI single to make the score 6-3 for the Defenders.
With the score 6-4 in the top of the 8th inning, Hastings regained the lead after their first three batters reached, loading the bases. Race Traynor then hit a sacrifice fly to bring in a run, followed by a fielder's choice that brought in another run, and an RBI single from Cole Staab to give the Broncos a 7-6 lead.
The Defenders were able to tie the game on a sacrifice fly to left from John Emerson, but left a runner on base, sending the game to extras.
Dordt loaded the bases in the bottom of the 11th inning, sparked by a leadoff single from Austin Pullar. Logan Cline and Chase Edwards both singled, and Nick Hamilton drew a base on balls to win the game for the Defenders.
Logan Cline was 3-4 with 2 runs and a grand slam
Lucas Nelson went 3-4 with 2 runs scored
COACH BACON SAID
"It was great to see our guys rebound from a game one loss. It was a great team win and we had a lot of different guys step up to make big plays when we needed them."
Dordt will play at Mount Marty for a doubleheader next weekend Friday, March 23. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00 pm in Yankton, SD.