Dordt def. Saint Xavier 2-1
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders made two early runs hold up in winning a 2-1 decision over Saint Xavier on Friday morning in Florida.
Dordt’s two runs came in the second inning with Ivy Terpstra and Cassie Van Otterloo recording a single each and Jessica Oules got on to load the bases. Kenzie Cunard came through with a single that scored two runs but the Defenders missed out on more as they left the bases loaded.
Saint Xavier then banged out two hits and scored a run in the sixth and Dordt was able to sidestep trouble in the seventh when the Cougars had runners at second and third with one out but a strikeout and a ground out to the pitcher ended the game.
Dordt was outhit 6-4 with Kenzie Cunard, Karli Olsen, Ivy Terpstra and Cassie Van Otterloo each getting singles.
Abby Kraemer went the distance and earned the pitching win with nine strikeouts and one walk issued and she scattered six hits.