Softball Starts Games In Arizona

Softball Starts Games In Arizona

GAMETIME…

Dordt is scheduled to travel to Tucson, Arizona for 11 softball games starting on Monday, March 12 with three games and another two games on Tuesday. Results can be found at www.dordt.edu/athletics when the games are complete.

Dordt faces Mayville State at 3:30 on Monday followed by Viterbo and Valley City State at 8:00 and 10:00 in the evening.  Valley City State is Dordt’s opponent on Tuesday again at 3:30 followed by a contest against Jamestown at 5:30.

THE OPPONENT…

Mayville State enters the week with a 3-5 record and a .251 team batting average.  Shaye Kemball and Kiana Ishikawa each have five hits to lead the Comets. Kemball is 2-1 on the mound with a 3.92 earned run average and Haley Kravetz has a 3.42 earned run average and has also pitched in three games. Kemball has struck out 18 batters in 25 innings of work.

Viterbo is 3-5 as well and have won back to back games over Indiana Tech and Park coming into the week in Arizona. Lauren Davis has a team high 14 hits with a .609 batting average and five runs scored. Kaitlyn Kozik is 2-2 this season with a 1.68 earned run average to go with 19 strikeouts in 25 at bats.

Valley City State is 10-4 this season and have gone 4-1 over the last five contests with wins over Viterbo, Dickinson State and Robert Morris in that stretch. Kelli Moore has a team high 17 hits with three doubles and three homeruns and 11 runs batted in. Tatum Lundin has 15 hits and is batting .417 with a team high 13 runs batted in and a pair of homeruns. The Vikings are led by Haley Butterfield’s pitching as she has posted a 5-1 record with a 1.25 earned run average to go with 22 strikeouts and 39 innings pitched.

The Jamestown Jimmies are 14-3 at this point in its final season in the North Star Athletic Association. Mikayla Frost has a team high 28 hits with 13 runs batted in and 14 runs scored and she is batting .528.

Emma Keller is batting .450 with 27 hits and 22 runs scored and 22 runs batted in. Jasmine Pipella is 5-1 this season with a 1.82 earned run average and has struck out 22 batters in 34 innings. Brittany Rheault is 4-2 with a 2.82 earned run average and has 29 strikeouts in 44 innings.

DEFENDER NOTES…

Dordt is 5-3 this season and has outscored teams 44-28 so far. Marissa Vandenberg is batting .433 with 13 hits and two doubles. Hailey Heeringa is batting .333 with  eight hits and ten runs batted in and a team high three homeruns. Ahsley Williams also has eight hits and a .348 batting average. Corinne May and Carley De Roin have eight and nine hits respectively.   Tianna Top is 2-2 this season in 27 innings pitched and four appearances. Natalie Vos and Marlia Mundorf each have one win along with Rachel Evavold.

NEXT UP…

Dordt continues its games in Tucson on Wednesday, March 14 against Jamestown and Robert Morris.