- Dordt def. the University of Jamestown, 3-1
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HOW IT HAPPENED
The Defenders extended their season with a 3-1 win over the University of Jamestown in an elimination game played tonight in the GPAC Softball Postseason Tournament - Midland Bracket.
Dordt improves its record to 21-20-1 and will play the No.4 seed, Morningside, in an elimination game tomorrow (Thursday, May 5).
Abby Kraemer was masterful once again for the Defenders, earning her 16th win of the season with a complete-game, seven-hitter.
Scoreless after two innings, Dordt pushed two runs across in the top of the third. Ella Koster led off with a walk, advanced to second after a bunt by Jessica Oules and went to third on a single from Kenzie Cunard. Koster scored during the next at-bat when Cunard stole second and the errant throw went into the Jimmies outfield. Brooklyn Van Oort added a two-out, RBI single that scored Cunard.
The Defenders tallied an insurance run and went up 3-0 in the top of the fourth. Emma Groen and Hailey Wilken hit back-to-back singles, putting runners at the corners. Groen then scored on a double steal.
Jamestown plated its lone run off Kraemer in the fourth on an RBI single by Katie Merchant.
Brooklyn Van Oort accounted for two of the Defenders five hits
Kenzie Cunard, Emma Groen and Hailey Wilken all had singles for Head Coach Jeff Zomer's squad
Abby Kraemer (16-10) scattered seven hits and allowed one earned run in the full seven innings of work; Kraemer struck out three
Jamestown totaled seven hits, all singles; Santina Zito, Sunny Halsey and Katie Merchant had two hits each
Merchant (7-11) allowed five hits and three runs in six innings
The Defenders will play Morningside for another elimination game in the Midland Bracket of the GPAC Softball Championship on Thursday, May 5. First pitch is set for noon.