Baseball In Orange City For Four Games To Close Regular Season

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Baseball In Orange City For Four Games To Close Regular Season

THE GAMES

Dordt will travel to face Northwestern in Orange City, Iowa in a doubleheader on Thursday, April 28 and Friday, April 29.  The games on Thursday get underway at 5:00 and on Friday at 2:00. 

COVERAGE

Video produced by Northwestern for all games

Live in game stats for all games

NORTHWESTERN

Northwestern is 16-25 this season and 8-16 in league play and has lost eight in a row since a three game winning streak ended on April 15.

The Raiders are batting .266 this season and have been outscored 229-189.  Sam Stanford leads the active players with a .338 batting average and 49 hits with 10 doubles and two homeruns. Mo Watson is batting .308 with 24 hits and three homeruns and 11 runs batted in. Drew Dykstra and Eli Rash are batting .291 and .290 respectively. Jaden Snyder has four homeruns and seven doubles and is batting .241.

Brett Shelton is 4-5 in 61 innings pitched and 10 starts with a 3.65 earned run average and he has 46 strikeouts. Brady Roberts and Dylan Kirkeby each have 47 innings pitched and both have two wins each with 53 and 51 strikeouts respectively.

DORDT

The Defenders are 12-28 this season and 8-16 in league play and are looking for their first wins since an 8-7 decision over Mount Marty on April 11.

Logan Cline is batting .412 with 56 hits and he has 18 doubles with eight homeruns and 21 runs batted in with 44 runs scored. Luke November is batting .367 with 21 runs batted in and 40 hits while Aaron Eshelman and Dylan Stanley are batting .255 and .253 respectively. Chase Edwards is third on the team with 28 hits and Nolan Christianson is second on the team in runs scored with 20.

Gyeongju Kim is 5-4 with a 2.60 earned run average and a Dordt record 106 strikeouts in 65 innings of work. Logan Horne is 2-7 in 49 innings pitched and he has 63 strikeouts with a 4.71 earned run average. Diego Benitez is 2-5 in 41 innings and nine starts. Nick Yeager has 41 strikeouts in 27 innings.

RECENTLY

Northwestern lost to Dakota State on April 26 in a single-nine inning contest by a 9-4 score and lost to Morningside on April 23 by scores of 21-11 and 9-7.

Dordt lost to four to Concordia last weekend with their best chance at a win coming in the first game of the series where they lost 3-2.

THE SERIES

Dordt won 4-1 on April 9, 2021 but Northwestern came back to win three straight to close the series by scores of 4-0, 5-2 and 8-5.

PLAYOFF SCENARIO

Dordt and Northwestern are tied for the eighth and final spot in the GPAC postseason playoffs.  A tie between the two teams will result in Northwestern advancing because of a win over the Doane Tigers. 

GPAC STANDINGS

Doane 22-2/33-8

Concordia 18-6/29-12-1

Mount Marty 16-8/32-13

Morningside 14-10/28-14

Briar Cliff 13-11/25-17

Jamestown 13-11/24-21

Midland 11-13/24-17

Dordt 8-16/12-28

Northwestern 8-16/16-25

Dakota Wesleyan 7-17/14-26

Hastings 2-22/6-34

GPAC SCHEDULE

April 28

Concordia @ Briar Cliff

Hastings @ Morningside

Jamestown @ Dakota Wesleyan

Dordt @ Northwestern

April 29

Mount Marty @ Doane

Concordia @ Briar Cliff

Jamestown @ Dakota Wesleyan

Dordt @ Northwestern

April 30

Mount Marty @ Midland

May 1

Midland @ Doane

Hastings @ Morningside