In game one, the two teams combined for just ten hits and there was one walk issued in a sharply played contest that found Doane winning the contest 2-1.
Dordt was outhit 6-4. Four different Defenders had singles in the loss. Mark Nyhoff took the loss while going the distance while striking out four and walking one.
Doane’s Nathan Roth got the win while striking out six in five and one-third innings of work and Josh Haden got the save in surrendering no runs on two hits while recording the last five outs of the game.
In game two, Doane pitcher Austin Casperson held Dordt without a hit, as the Defenders fell to the Doane by a final score of 2-0.
Jake Slings took the loss for the Defenders. Slings struck out two and walked none in the complete game decision.
Casperson walked three batters and struck out seven in the no-hitter.
Dordt is 4-13 overall and 2-6 in the GPAC. Doane is 5-3 in the league and 20-13 overall. Dordt travels to Manhattan Christian and Central Christian on Tuesday and Wednesday before returning to league play on Friday and Saturday at Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia.