Dordt def. Dakota Wesleyan 10-2
Dordt overcame a 2-0 deficit in the first inning to score the next ten runs and won a 10-2 decision and earned the sweep in GPAC play to open the conference season.
Dordt allowed two unearned runs to start the game and didn’t get the two runs back until the bottom of the second inning when Hailey Heeringa was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a wild pitch. A Rachel Evavold single put runners on the corners and Evavold eventually stole second base. After a strikeout and lineout Brooklyn Van Oort reached on an error that allowed Heeringa to score. Emma Veenstra followed with a single that scored the tying run.
Dordt unlocked the tie with a two-run single by Veenstra that got Erin Bredemus and Chandler Schemper across after a sacrifice fly. Three more runs in the fifth off an Evavold triple, a Bredeumus double and a Chandler Schemper double made it 7-2 and Dordt ended the game with a three run, five hit sixth inning.
Dordt had a 12-4 hits advantage with Rachel Evavold delivering a 3-4 day with two runs scored and two runs batted in with a triple and two singles.
Veenstra, Bredemus and Oules all had two hits and Dordt totaled five extra base hits as a team with three triples and two doubles. Veenstra knocked in three runs.
Evavold struck out two and walked one with four hits allowed and both runs were unearned.
Dordt is now 2-0 overall and 13-11 in the GPAC. Dakota Wesleyan is 0-2 and 8-10.
Dordt will travel to Orange City to face Northwestern on Thursday, March 25 in GPAC play.
COACH JEFF ZOMER SAID
"It was an amazing opportunity to be back on our home field after nearly two years since our last home game. Abby and Rachel did a really nice job of controlling the pitcher's circle in today's doubleheaeer and our defense played strong behind them in difficult windy conditions. We were able to have some early offensive success in the doubleheader and that momentum stayed with us through out the day."