Dordt def. Waldorf 8-0
Dordt used an early lead to finalize the doubleheader sweep versus Waldorf, winning 8-0 in five innings.
The Defenders were first to put runs on the scoreboard, ending the 1st inning with a 1-0 lead. Chandler Schemper hit a one-out triple and Rachel Evavold hit a sacrifice fly that allowed Schemper to score.
Dordt added another run in the bottom of the 2nd when Emma Veenstra scored following her double at the plate.
In the bottom of the 3rd inning, Hailey Heeringa hit a two-out RBI single that allowed Hannah Sikkema to score, giving the Defenders a 3-0 lead.
The Defenders added five runs in the 4th, with Kenzie Cunard hitting a sacrifice fly to score Ivy Terpstra for the first run of the inning. Later, with two runners on base, Evavold singled to center field, allowing Jessica Flaherty and Karli Olsen to cross home plate. With two outs, Heeringa doubled to bring in Schemper and Evavold and giving Dordt an 8-0 lead.
Kayla Zevenbergen came in to pitch in the bottom of the 5th and held Waldorf to only one hit.
Rachel Evavold pitched 4 innings, not allowing any hits
At the plate, Evavold totaled 3 RBI
Hailey Heeringa went 2-3 with 3 RBI
Chandler Schemper scored 2 runs
Ivy Terpstra was 2-2 with a run scored
COACH JEFF ZOMER SAID
"The softball team came into this evening's doubleheader with focus and intent. We started a bit sllow in game one before exploding for ten runs in the 4th. All spots in the lineup were able to contribute and produce, and Abby held them in check long enough for us to get rolling. Game two had us get off to a better start and allowed us to put pressure on right away. Rachel did not allow a hit through 4 innings and our offense again broke through for a big inning in the 4th. Kayla pitched an uneventful 5th inning, and much of our roster was able to contribute in one way or another. It was truly a beautiful evening given to us to spend some time outdoors!"
The Defenders will host Concordia in the final game of the regular season. The doubleheader will begin at 1:00 pm on Saturday, May 1.