Dordt def. Mount Marty 16-15
HOW IT HAPPENED
A wild back and forth affair capped with a six run comeback in the seventh inning resulted in a 16-15 Dordt win in game one of a doubleheader with Mount Marty on Saturday afternoon in Sioux Center.
Mount Marty started the scoring with a Kiko Nunez homerun in the first inning for a 3-0 lead but Dordt answered with Logan Cline leading off with a homerun and Dylan Stanley singled in a run followed by Aaron Eshelman’s single that tied the score at 3-3. Eshelman and Stanley then scored on a Logan De Vries homerun for a 6-3 lead.
Mount Marty rallied with solo homeruns in the third and fourth and tied the score on a Nunez single. Chase Edwards singled to centerfield in the home half of the fourth to score Parker Hamann and Aaron Eshelman homered in the fifth for an 8-6 lead.
Mount Marty rallied to take the lead with three runs in the sixth but Dordt got another run scoring single by Edwards for a 9-9 tie. In the seventh Mount Marty scored six, the last four on a Nunez grand slam and the Lancers led 15-9 entering the last half of the seventh.
Dordt got two runs on an error with the bases loaded and Luke November singled in a run to get within 15-12. A wild pitch scored another run and put runners at second and third with one out. Cade Hollingsworth came in to pinch hit and promptly sent a shot into threes beyond the left field fence for a 16-15 win.
Dordt banged out 17 hits and overcame two errors to secure the win.
Luke November tied a Dordt record and became the fifth player in program history to record five hits in a game.
Chase Edwards and Aaron Eshelman each had three hits and Logan Cline had two hits with three runs scored.
Eshelman and Parker Hamann each had three runs scored.
Carter Scott got his first collegiate pitching win and gave up two hits and was charged with two runs in relief.