Dordt def. Avila 3-2
Dordt needed late inning heroics to forge a 3-2 win over Avila (Missouri) on Saturday afternoon in game one of their doubleheader in Kansas City.
Dordt got a run in the first when Kenzie Cunard scored on a wild pitch after reaching initially with a bunt single.
Avila scored two in the bottom of the inning on a two-run homerun by Brooke Day and the two teams went the next three and a half innings without a hit.
Dordt eventually got its offense going in the seventh with Hailey Heeringa reaching on a walk and she gave way to pinch runner Jessica Flaherty. A sacrifice bunt put Flaherty on second and an error allowed runners at the corners. After a hit batsman Ivy Terpstra delivered a bases loaded single that scored Flaherty and Chandler Schemper.
Abby Kraemer worked an uneventful seventh to finish the game.
Kraemer got the win and allowed three hits and two walks with nine strikeouts.
Terpstra and Cunard had Dordt’s two hits and three other Defenders had walks.