Men's Baseball vs. Hastings

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W 5-2

3:00 PM - Saturday, March 26, 2022
Hastings, Nebraska
Conference Match

Recap

SCORE:

  • Dordt def. Hastings, 5-2, in game two

HOW IT HAPPENED:

Logan Horne pitched six strong innings in leading the Defenders to a 5-2 win in game two and complete a sweep against Hastings this afternoon at Duncan Field in Hastings, Neb.

Dordt improves to 3-3 in the conference, 7-15 overall, and keep the Broncos winless in the GPAC (0-6, 4-18 overall). 

Horne scattered seven hits and struck out four Broncos hitters in earning his first victory of the season. Diego Benitez pitched a scoreless seventh inning to record his first save of the season. 

A two-run, fourth inning put the Defenders up for good and broke a 1-1 tie. Parker Hamann smacked a one-out triple, his first of the season, and JayYoun Kim followed with a walk. Aaron Eshelman then drove them both home with a two-run double to put Dordt in front 3-1. 

Hastings answered with a run in the home half of the fourth on a leadoff double by Noah Miranda, who then came around to score on a groundout by James Velasquez. 

Dordt plated two insurance runs across in the seventh to put the visitors up 5-2. Eshelman led off with a walk and came around to score on a triple by Logan Cline. Luke November then drove in Cline on the very next at-bat with a double. 

Cline scored the game's first run of the game as well when he led off with a single, stole second and came across home plate on a wild pitch.

"Outstanding start from Logan (Horne), who gave us a chance for our offense to get going," stated Dordt Head Coach Nathan Bacon. "We came up with some timely hits in some clutch situations. We had a great day and it was good to see us play a complete doubleheader as a team and get two big wins in conference play."

BY THE NUMBERS:

Four of the five Dordt hits went for extra-bases (2 doubles, 2 triples)

Defender hitters also drew five walks against Hastings pitchers

Logan Cline extended hit streak to 12 games, going 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and an RBI

Gates Johnson (0-3) allowed five hits, five earned runs in 6.2 innings

Camden Brichacek, Miranda and Velasquez all had two hits for Hastings

Next Up

The Defenders will host Briar Cliff on Monday, March 28 for another conference doubleheader. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 4pm.