Dordt def. Northwestern 2-0
A two run homerun was enough as the Dordt Defenders forced a softball split with Northwestern on Tuesday night in Orange City.
With offense at premium, the Defenders scored two in the third inning with a leadoff double by Chandler Schemper and a Brooklyn Van Oort homerun. Dordt had two more runners on but couldn’t get more offense and left the runners stranded.
Northwestern’s best threat came in the sixth inning with a single and walk but couldn’t get the timely hit to get the runner in. Northwestern also had a runner on in the seventh but a ground out ended the game.
Dordt was outhit 5-4 with Chandler Schemper getting a double and single and Van Oort’s homerun and Karlie Olsen’s single accounting for Dordt’s other two hits.
Rachel Evavold struck out five and walked three with five hits allowed.
Dordt is now 15-15 overall and 4-4 in league play. Dordt is scheduled to face Jamestown in North Dakota on Wednesday, April 7 in GPAC play.