Dordt defeats Midland 6-4
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Dordt Defenders overcame two deficits to secure a 6-4 win over the Midland Warriors in game two of their doubleheader in Fremont, Nebraska.
The win gave Dordt a split of the regular season series with Midland.
Midland scored a run on three hits in the first inning but left two runners on as Luke Drooger got the final two outs of the inning with strikeouts.
Dordt answered with two runs on two hits but left the bases loaded when Chris Schrieber lined out to centerfield. Dordt’s Parker Hamann knocked in a run with a single and Justin Bond scored on a passed ball.
Midland went up 4-2 with three runs on two hits in the third inning. Dordt threatened in the fourth when it loaded the bases with a Bond single and two walks but a fielder’s choice got the Warriors out of the inning.
The Defenders finally broke through with four runs on three hits. Austin Pullar got the threat going with a single with one out after Hamann reached on a walk. Logan Cline singled to knock in Hamann. Cline stole second base and Chris Schrieber worked for a walk to load the bases and Pullar scored on a passed ball and Steven Tiermsma doubled in two runs for the lead.
Midland got two base runners on against Dordt reliever Cole Vande Vegte but a third to first double play ended the sixth and Vande Vegte worked an uneventful seventh to end the game after Dordt went scoreless in the seventh.
Justin Bond was 2-4 and Parker Hamann was also 2-4. Both had a pair of singles and Hamann was issued two of Dordt’s six walks.
Steve Tiersma got credit for a pair of runs batted in.
Luke Drooger won his second game of the season and allowed four runs with nine strikeouts on eight hits and one walk and he worked five innings.
Cole Vande Vegte recorded the save with two strikeouts and one walk in two innings.
Both teams had eight hits.
Dordt committed the only error of the game.
Dordt is now 5-14 overall and 2-10 in the GPAC.
Midland is 11-16 and 4-6 in the league.
Dordt will travel to face Briar Cliff on Friday before hosting Jamestown on Saturday.