Concordia def. Dordt 7-6
Dordt's late-inning rally was held off by Concordia in the final game of the regular season, and the Bulldogs came away with a 7-6 win.
The Defenders were first to score in the bottom of the 1st, as Kenzie Cunard started the inning drawing a walk. After reaching second on a stolen base and third on a fielder's choice, Cunard scored on a passed ball to put Dordt up 1-0.
Concordia took a 3-1 lead in their half of the 3rd inning, putting their first five runners on base and using a Camryn Moore single in the right-center gap to score their first two runs. Kylee Nixon then hit a sacrifice fly to center field for the third run of the inning.
Dordt brought the Concordia lead down to 1 in the bottom of the 3rd when Rachel Evavold hit a sacrifice fly that advanced Cunard to third, who then scored on a passed ball.
The Bulldogs scored three runs on two hits in the 5th, as Regan Karel hit a double with runners on first and second, one scoring on the play. Brena Brown then hit a single with two runners in scoring position, giving the Bulldogs a 7-2 lead.
Dordt put a run together in the 5th and 6th innings, as Karli Olsen drew a leadoff walk in the 5th and came around to score. In the 6th inning, Dordt scored three runs in part to Emma Veenstra's 2-RBI double. Chandler Schemper was at the plate following a pitching change and singled to allow Brooklyn Van Oort to score.
The Defenders faced a one-run deficit in the bottom of the 7th, and Concordia only faced four batters in the inning to complete the win.
Emma Veenstra had 2 RBI on 2-3 batting
Chandler Schemper and Jessica Oules each finished with 1 RBI
Kenzie Cunard scored 2 runs in three plate appearances
Hannah Sikkema went 2-3, scoring 1 run
The 2021 regular season has now concluded. The Defenders finished with a record of 21-25 (8-14).