Dordt def. Central Christian (Kansas) 13-12
The Dordt Defenders scored six runs in the fourth inning to take a 9-8 lead and then held on for a 13-12 win in game one of their doubleheader with Central Christian in McPherson, Kansas on Friday afternoon.
Chase Edwards and Nick Hamilton each had singles for the Defenders to take a 2-0 lead in the first inning but the hosts answered with two runs on a hit in the bottom of the inning.
The Defenders scored an unearned run in the second but gave up four in the second and another two in the third. Dordt came alive in the fourth inning with six runs in the fourth with Logan Cline clubbing a homerun and Luis Camacho had a two run shot to give Dordt the lead.
The Defenders added two more in the fifth and another in the sixth to lead 12-8.
The lead wasn’t safe though as Central Christian scored four runs on a combination of two hits, a walk and a hit batsman. With the score tied Dordt loaded the bases while benefitting from a single, a couple wild pitches and two walks. Chase Edwards lifted a fly ball to left that scored Aaron Eshelman from first for the eventual winning run.
Central Christian did make it interesting in the bottom of the seventh when they loaded the bases but Nick Yeager struck out the final two batters he faced to preserve the win.
Dordt had a 12-9 hits advantage and both teams had two errors.
Logan Cline had six runs batted in with a homerun and a single.
Austin Pullar had three hits and scored three runs with two doubles and a homerun.
Nick Hamilton had a single and a double and two bases on balls and Aaron Eshelman scored three runs.
Yeager got the win while recoding the final four outs and struck out three and walked one with one hit allowed.