Women's Softball vs. Briar Cliff

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W 3-2

6:00 PM - Monday, April 4, 2022
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

GAME TWO SCORE

Dordt def. Briar Cliff 3-2

HOW IT HAPPENED

Dordt broke a 2-2 tie with a walk off win in the bottom of the seventh inning for its fourth GPAC win of the season in taking a 3-2 win from Briar Cliff on Monday night in Sioux Center.

Dordt scored in the first inning when Brooklyn Van Oort singled in Karli Olsen wint two outs.  Olsen had reached with a one out single to start the threat.

The Defenders added a run in the third when she bounced one back to the pitcher but the throw to first was offline and Cunard scored on the play.

Briar Cliff was able to finally break through and tied the game with a two-out double off of Dordt reliever Abby Kraemer.  The Defenders went quietly in the sixth inning and Briar Cliff did the same as the Chargers were retired on three pitches.

In the bottom of the seventh Jessica Oules doubled to left on a shallow fly ball and Cunard delivered a double to the left-center gap to finish the game.

THE NUMBERS

Both teams had six hits.  Briar Cliff was charged with two errors and Dordt one.

Kenzie Cunard had a single and double for a run batted in.

Taylor Knaack was the Dordt starter and went four innings and allowed two hits with two walks and struck out one.

Abby Kraemer pitched the final two innings and got the win to improve to 10-3 this season and she struck out one.

Dordt is now 14-9-1 overall and 4-2 in the league while Briar Cliff is 5-3 in the conference and 15-10 overall.

NEXT

Dordt was scheduled to face Waldorf in Forest City on April 5 but that doubleheader has been cancelled.  Dordt will travel to Hastings and Doane to face the Broncos and Tigers on Friday and Saturday, April 8 and 9.