Dordt def. Northwestern 3-2 (9 innings)
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defender won a come from behind decision from Northwestern on Tuesday night in GPAC action at Sioux Center.
Dordt needed a two run bottom of the seventh to tie it and then won it with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Northwestern scored in the fourth inning and another in the top of the seventh for insurance to lead 2-0.
Dordt tied the game in the seventh after being held to one hit up to that point. Rachel Evavold started the inning with a single prompting a Northwestern pitching change. Hailey Heeringa followed with a single and Dordt had runners at the corners after Carley De Roin’s fielder’s choice. Another fielder’s choice followed with Brooklyn Van Oort hitting a grounder to first. Northwestern’s defense attempted to get Evavold at home but the run scored when Evavold beat the tag.
Abby Smith singled to send in De Roin and the score and the inning ended on a fly ball to right field.
Northwestern had a runner on each of the eighth and ninth innings but came up empty. Dordt won the game with De Roin doubling to the opposite field and she was on second after the drive to the left field corner. Brooklyn Van Noort promptly lined a single to center field out of the reach of Northwestern’s outfielder and De Roin beat the throw home, scoring from second on the play.
Hailey Heeringa was 2-4 with a double.
Van Oort had a pair of runs batted in.
Natalie Vos started the game on the mound and went two innings and allowed no hits with a walk and a strikeout but left after being hit by a pitch and didn’t return.
Rachel Evavold got the win and allowed two runs—one of them earned with two strikeouts, six walks and seven hits.
Dordt outhit Northwestern 7-6.
Dordt won in spite of two errors that led to one unearned run.
Dordt is now 8-9 overall and 2-0 in the GPAC.
Northwestern is 7-12 and 0-2 in the GPAC.
Dordt will host Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday at 4:00 in a pair of games originally scheduled for Mitchell, South Dakota.