Dordt def. Calumet 1-0
Dordt claimed an extra-innings win over Calumet on Friday afternoon, scoring in the top of the 8th inning to break the late-game tie.
Both teams had runners in scoring position through the first three innings of play, but were unable to turn them into runs, keeping the score knotted at 0-0.
Calumet had two runners on base in the bottom of the 7th, and Rachel Evavold pitched out of the situation to give Dordt another opportunity in extra innings.
With Chandler Schemper starting the inning at second base as a result of the international tie breaker, Kenzie Cunard hit a one-out single to shallow right field that brought in the first run of the game.
Calumet had runners on first and third with one out in the bottom half of the inning, and Dordt's defense turned a double play on the lineout to second and a return throw to first for the final out.
Kenzie Cunard drove in the game-winning run and went 2-4
Jessica Oules was 2-3 at the plate
The Defenders had 4 stolen bases
Rachel Evavold pitched an 8-inning shutout
Dordt will host their first home games of the season next Thursday, March 18 at 4:00 and 6:00 pm.