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Dordt Drops Road Softball Double-Header To Nebraska Wesleyan

Dordt Defenders LogoLincoln, Nebrask — Dordt College lost both halves of a softball doubleheader against Nebraska Wesleyan at Lincoln on Saturday.

In game one, the hosts scored two in the third on three hits and added four in the fourth on four hits and two errors while leaving the bases loaded in the frame, on the way to a 6-0 win over the Defenders.

Dordt’s best scoring threat was in the fifth inning when Jayden Smolders and Bethany Dykstra each had singles.

Brittany Kooiker took the loss with nine hits allowed and two walks while striking out three. Dykstra and Smolders had all four hits for the Defenders.

 

A six run second inning propelled the Nebraska Wesleyan Prairie Wolves to a 12-2, five inning decision over Dordt College in Saturday’s second game.

Dordt got one run in the third after getting down 6-0 with Kassidy Van Voorst scoring on an error to cut the difference to 6-1.

Wesleyan added two in the third and four more in the fifth before Van Voorst scored again for Dordt, this time coming around on a Shantelle Gritters single after Van Voorst had singled through the left side of the infield to reach base.

Sidney Larsen took the loss with three strikeouts and she allowed 12 hits. Six of the runs Nebraska Wesleyan allowed were unearned. Gritters had two of Dordt’s five hits–a pair of singles.

With Saturday’s losses, Dordt falls to 6-33 on the season, and 2-18 in the GPAC.  Nebraska Wesleyan extended their record  to 14-15, with an 8-9 conference record.

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