Dordt defeats Dakota Wesleyan 7-0
HOW IT HAPPENED
Dordt scored seven runs in the third inning and that was all the scoring in a 7-0 win over Dakota Wesleyan on Wednesday night in Sioux Center.
The game was originally scheduled to be played in Mitchell, South Dakota but was moved to Sioux Center do to better field conditions.
Dordt’s seven runs came on six hits and an error in the top of the third inning with Marissa VandenBerg starting the frame with a walk and Jessica Oules singled. A Rachel Evavold double broke the scoreless tie. Carley De Roin had a single to right field that plated a pair for a 3-0 lead. Kenzie Cunard singled in De Roin. With two outs a wild pitch got Brooklyn Van Oort in and a walk to Hope Veldkamp put runners at first and third. Veldkamp promptly stole second and was singled in by VandenBerg as the order started over for the Defenders and Dordt had a 7-0 lead.
Wesleyan stranded seven runners the rest of the game as Tianna Soodsma was able to preserve the shutout.
Marissa Vanden Berg knocked in two runs and was 2-4 at the plate with a walk and two singles.
Jessica Oules, Hailey Heeringa, Carley De Roin, Brooklyn Van Oort and Kenzie Cunard all had two hits with De Roin knocking in two and she had a base on balls.
Soodsma went the distance with no runs allowed on five hits with three strikeouts and no walks issued.
Dordt had a 13-5 hits advantage and Dordt committed the only error of the game.