Dordt def. Hastings 6-5 (10 innings)
The Dordt Defender softball team was a 6-5 winner in extra innings on Friday in Sioux Center.
Dordt allowed two runs in the first inning but came right back with a score on a Rachel Evavold single that scored Hannah Sikkema. Dordt trailed 3-1 after another Hastings run in the second but Chandler Schemper scored for Dordt in the bottom of the second on a Becky Pedersen double.
Dordt tied it in the fourth on Kenzie Cunard’s single that scored Emma Veenstra and Dordt took the lead on a Brooklyn Van Oort single in the fifth that got Rachel Evavold in from second after she reached on a one-out double.
Hastings tied it at 4-4 in the sixth on a pair of hits and Dordt answered with a go ahead run in the home half of the sixth when Hailey Heeringa reached on a single and Jessica Flaherty ran for her. After Flaherty stole second she advanced on a ground out and scored on a Jessica Oules single.
Hastings managed a two-out single in the seventh to make it 5-5 and the game went to extra innings after Dordt was retired in order.
Both teams had a base runner stranded in the eighth and Dordt left Rachel Evavold stranded at second in the ninth after a one-out double.
Still tied 5-5 in the tenth the teams went to the international tie-breaker with a runner placed at second to start the frame. Dordt worked around the situation in the top of the inning and Emma Veenstra delivered a single to end the game with Chandler Schemper at third and one out.
Dordt had a 14-11 hits advantage and never scored more than a run in an inning.
Rachel Evavold was 4-5 at the plate with two doubles and a run batted in.
Hannah Sikkema was 2-5 and Jessica Oules was also 2-5.
Abby Kraemer went the distance and allowed five runs with 11 hits and walked four with 12 strikeouts.