Sterling def. Dordt 6-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt baseball team fell in the first game of the 2022 season, a 6-0 decision to the Sterling Warriors.
Sterling got the scoring started in the bottom of the 1st when a passed ball on a strikeout allowed two runners to score with the bases loaded. The Warriors then added to their lead in the 2nd inning when Ike Brown hit a three-run shot to opposite field, making the score 4-0.
Logan Cline started the top of the 3rd with a one-out double to put himself on second. In the following at-bat, Nolan Christianson got his first hit of the season, a single to right that advanced Cline to third. Sterling pitcher Lira then struck out the next two batters to send the Defenders to the dugout with runners left on base.
In the bottom of the 5th, Carter Scott made his first appearance for Dordt and pitched out of trouble, as two runners were on with one out, but Scott picked up a strikeout in the next two at-bats to keep the score at 5-0.
The Defenders had one final push in their half of the 6th as Chase Edwards opened with a leadoff single. Then, with two outs, Brock Spade was walked to put two runners on. However, Sterling worked through the inning to keep Dordt off of the scoreboard.
The Warriors picked up their third win of the season and sent the Defenders to 0-1.
Jadon Vander Molen pitched three innings, striking out four and only allowing one run
Carter Scott pitched two innings without an earned run and struck out six batters
Logan Cline went 1-4 with a double
Chase Edwards and David Laurenti both hit 1-3 at the plate
Sterling's Ike Brown hit a three-run home run