- Defenders win game one, 4-3 (10 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender softball team won a come from behind 4-3 decision in 10 innings against the Jamestown Jimmies in game one of their doubleheader on Wednesday evening, April 20 in Sioux Center, Iowa.
The games start was delayed until 7:00 as the grounds crew worked to get the field in playable condition after morning rain.
Jamestown opened the scoring with a run in the top of the second inning on a two-out triple that scored a run from third base.
Dordt answered with a run in the fourth inning when Karli Olsen doubled ot lead off the inning and eventually scored on a Brooklyn Van Oort single.
The visitors scored in the sixth inning on a two-out double to regain the lead but Dordt answered in the home half of the same frame when Kenzie Cunard walked and advanced on a bunt attempt that was misplayed. A passed ball pushed the runners up a base each and Chandler Schemper delivered a run scoring single. The Defenders were unable to cash in on a second and third situation with no one out and the game eventually went to extra innings.
After a scoreless eighth and ninth the international tie-breaker was put in effect and Jamestown plated a run on a hit but could do no more damage. Dordt’s tenth started with a sacrifice that put Jessica Oules on third base. A wild pitch got Oules in and Olsen was walked. A bunt sacrifice put Olsen on second and Van Oort delivered a double with two strikes on her to win it 4-3.
Abby Kraemer was the winning pitcher with 16 strikeouts, five walks, two earned runs and four hits allowed. Kraemer is now 15-4 this season.
Chandler Schemper and Brooklyn Van Oort each had two hits along with Jessica Oules and Karli Olsen had a single to account for Dordt’s seven hits. Olsen and Van Oort had Dordt’s extra base hits with a double each.
Kraemer is now 15-4 on the mound.