Baseball Travels For Two Doubleheaders

Baseball Travels For Two Doubleheaders

GAMETIME… Dordt is scheduled to travel to Doane in GPAC baseball on Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22. The doubleheaders will start at 1:00 and will be available. Results can be found at www.dordt.edu/athletics soon after the games are over.

THE OPPONENT…Doane College is 17-24 this season and stands 8-12 in the GPAC after getting swept by Hastings on April 17.

The Tigers are led by Kevin Clausen’s .381 batting average and a team high 53 hits and he has 15 doubles and 27 runs batted in. Tommy Anderson is batting .364 with 52 hits, 12 dobules and 22 runs batted in.  Eduardo Yanez is batting .313 with 15 doubles, 47 hits and 36 runs batted in.  The Tigers have a team .292 batting average and 41 stolen bases led by Kris Jackson’s 10.

The Tigers’ pitching staff is deep with seven pitchers that have thrown at least 20 innings. Jake Trujillo is 4-2 with a 4.58 earned run average and he has 34 strikeouts in 37 innings of work. Caleb Goedeken is 3-3 with a 4.22 earned run average and has 40 strikeouts in 53 innings and Carter Cummins is 3-2 with a 4.74 earned run average and a 3-2 record on the mound with a team high 57 innings and 30 strikeouts.

DEFENDER NOTES… Dordt is 15-20 this season and is 8-10 in the GPAC.

Cam Gingerich is batting .372 and has 42 hits, seven doubles, two triples and 22 runs batted in with 34 runs scored.  Colton Van Otterloo is batting .361 with 43 hits and a team high seven homeruns and has 36 runs batted in.  Taylor Neuroth and Trent Roose are batting .342 and .305 respectively and Zach Fowler is batting .315 with seven doubles and two homeruns.  Roose has 18 runs batted in Fowler has 22.

Connor Hopkins is 5-2 on the mound with two saves and a 2.42 earned run average and has struck out 60 batters in 48 innings of work. Brandon Fokkema earned his fourth win of the season against Northwestern on Tuesday night, April 18 and has a 2.40 earned run average and has 24 strikeouts in 41 innings.   Michael Grady and Zach Zylstra have pitched 43 and 34 innings respectively and have 34 and 27 strikeouts each..

IN THE BOOKS…Cam Gingerich has a Dordt career-best 196 hits and a .341 career batting average and has scored 133 runs.   Gingerich is the career leader in runs scored.

Jake Thayer ranks second all-time at Dordt with 180 hits and has knocked in 73 runs and has a career .350 batting average and has scored 120 runs. 

Colton Van Otterloo has 11 career homeruns and is closing in on 100 career hits with 93 and he has 66 career runs batted in. 

Connor Hopkins has pitched 132 innings in his career and has 11 career wins with a career 3.20 earned run average and he has six career saves.  He’s struck out 162 batters in his career which is second all-time—the record is 166.

SERIES…Dordt and Doane split their doubleheader on April 1 with Dordt winning the opener 6-3 and Doane won the second game in Crete 10-8.

NEXT UP… Dordt is scheduled to host Dakota Wesleyan on Tuesday, April 25 before concluding the season against Mount Marty on Friday and Saturday, April 28 and 29.

GPAC…(April 20)

  • Midland 14-6/32-13
  • Concordia 12-6/23-16
  • Hastings 11-7/22-16
  • Morningside 12-8/27-18
  • Dakota Wesleyan 10-8/15-21
  • Mount Marty 9-11/15-23
  • Dordt 8-10/15-20
  • Doane 8-12/17-24
  • Briar Cliff 7-13/14-28
  • Northwestern 5-15/14-25