Midland def. Dordt 4-2
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender baseball team lost a 4-2 decision in game two of its doubleheader on Friday night in Fremont, Nebraska.
Midland got two in the third and another two in the fifth to lead 4-0. Dordt rallied with two runs on a pair of solo homers by Parker Hamann and Logan Cline in the sixth inning. Dordt continued to threaten in the seventh inning, getting the first two batters of the inning on with back to back walks. The Defenders had a runner thrown out at third on a double steal attempt but a single by Anthony Klinzing put runners at the corners with one out. A pair of strikeouts ended the threat and the game with Midland hanging on for the sweep.
Dordt was outhit 7-3 and committed two errors but neither of the errors figured into any runs.
Nick Yeager was the starter and went three innings and was charged with two runs and struck out one.
Three other Dordt pitchers, Mike Bruell, Dylan Brown and Kevin Fokkema all went one inning and had a strikeout each.
Cline’s homerun was the third of the season and the senior is currently batting .460.
Hamann’s homerun was his first of the season.
Dordt will face Midland in a doubleheader in Sioux Center, Iowa on Saturday, March 19 starting at 2:00.