Sterling def. Dordt 9-3
HOW IT HAPPENED
A four-run 3rd inning sent Sterling to the win in game one of Saturday's doubleheader with the Defenders.
Kaden Davis got the first hit of the day for Dordt, reaching on a single. He was advanced to second when Nolan Christianson was hit by a pitch, but Dordt left two runners on to finish the inning.
The Warriors put together four runs in the bottom of the 3rd, as a leadoff single set the tone for a grand slam by Kawelo later in the inning, making the score 4-0. They repeated the effort in the 4th inning, scoring on a pair of errors and an RBI triple, again from Kawelo.
With the score 9-0 in the top of the 6th, Logan Cline hit a leadoff double before Luke November singled to right with one out to put the Defenders on the scoreboard. Dordt added to their scoring total in the 7th when Cade Hollingsworth reached on an error and later came around to score on a sacrifice fly from Oliver Walczak. Nolan Christianson also scored on a sacrifice fly by Logan Cline.
Luke November and Logan Cline each finished 2-3 with an RBI
Cade Hollingsworth scored a run while going 1-3 at the plate
Diego Benitez struck out six batters in 3.0 innings pitched