Men's Baseball vs. Concordia

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L 2-9

1:00 PM - Saturday, April 23, 2022
Sioux Center, Iowa
Conference Match

Recap

FINAL SCORE:

  • Dordt lost to Concordia, 9-2, in game one

RECAP:

The Defenders dropped game one of a GPAC doubleheader to visiting Concordia 9-2. Dordt has lost its first three games of the four-game series against the Bulldogs with the fourth match-up coming up later today.

Dordt scored both its runs in the bottom of the third inning to take a 2-0 lead. Logan Cline was hit-by-pitch, advanced to second after a Concordia failed pickoff attempt, went to third on a groundout hit by Luke November and scored after wild pitch. Anthony Klinzing, Dylan Stanley and Aaron Eshelman followed with three consecutive singles, all with two outs, with the final one by Eshelman scoring Klinzing from second. 

Concordia answered with four runs in the top of the fourth on a grand slam hit by Tanner Tompkins after singles by Keaton Candor and Jesse Garcia and walk to Alec Blakestad.

With the score still 4-2, Concordia plated five runs off three home runs in the top of the seventh to put the game away. Tompkins hit his second home run of the game, a three-run shot, while Cando and Joey Grabanski hit back-to-back solo shots.

BY THE NUMBERS...

The Defenders were outhit 10-6; all six Dordt hits were singles while Concordia tallied five extra-base hits

Six different Dordt players had one hit; Cline, November, Klinzing, Stanley, Eshelman and Logan DeVries

Eshelman had the lone RBI

Logan Horne (2-7) allowed eight hits, seven earned runs; the senior totaled 11 strikeouts

Alex Johnson (6-0) stayed unbeaten, allowing five hits and one earned run in 6.1 innings to earn the win for Concordia

Tompkins led the Bulldogs at the plate with seven RBIs and two home runs