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Home Opener Today For Baseball

Posted: March 29th, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Baseball


Dordt will host Midland in a GPAC baseball doubleheader today at 4:00 pm.  The games can be watched online at 


Midland is 9-14 this season and 2-4 in the GPAC and lost a pair to Concordia on Wednesday in its most recent action. 

Sam Braun has a .391 batting averge with nine hits and five runs scored. Dakota Thornton has a .387 batting average with five doubles and 12 hits. Jack Barrios is batting .316 with 18 hits and a homerun with 13 runs batted in. Bryan Smith has 16 hits and a .314 batting average and Matt Abdelnour is batting .286 with five doubles and a team high three homeruns and he has 17 runs batted in.

Daylon Owens is 1-2 in three starts with a 2.84 earned run average with 22 strikeouts in 19 innings. James Scurto has a 3.80 earned run average with 19 strikeouts in 23 innings and is 2-0. Andrew Davidson is 1-2 in three starts and has pitched 17 innings and Andrew Snook is 2-2 in four starts and 14 innings pitched.


Dordt is 3-12 this season and 0-8 in the GPAC after losing a pair to Doane on Monday. 

Logan Cline has had a hot start to the season with a .446 batting average and has a team high 25 hits with four doubles, three triples and 17 runs batted in. Dillon Branderhorst has 13 hits with a .277 batting average and has 12 runs batted in with four doubles which leads the team.  Cline has four stolen bases and leads the team in runs scored with 11. Jason Holwerda is batting .263 with 10 hits.

Isaac Vander Hart has pitched 15 innings and has a 1-1 record in four starts with a 5.17 earned run average and has 10 strikeouts. Cole Vande Vegte has 11 strikeouts in nine innings and Isaac Buteyn has a 1-2 record in three starts with a team high 20 strikeouts. Luke Drooger has pitched 15 innings and is 1-2 with nine strikeouts. Isaac Buteyn was the winning pitcher with seven strikeouts for the Defenders.


Last season Midland won the opener on April 5 by a 13-9 score but Dordt rallied to split the twinbill 14-9.  In the nightcap Dordt scored seven in the first two innings and another seven in the fourth and fifth combined to secure the win with 12 hits and overcame three errors in the process. Colton Van Otterloo had three hits and nine runs batted in during the win and Zach Fowler had two hits and three runs batted in.  


Dordt is scheduled to travel to Midland on Monday, April 1 starting at 4:00.

GPAC…(March 29)

Concordia 6-0/12-10

Briar Cliff 6-2/16-11

Doane 6-2/10-14

Morningside 5-3/15-6

Jamestown 5-3/15-9

Dakota Wesleyan 4-4/10-13

Mount Marty 3-5/11-12

Northwestern 3-5/9-15

Midland 2-4/7-14

Hastings 2-6/5-15

Dordt 0-8/3-12