(Sioux Center, Iowa) A late inning comeback fell short in eight innings with Dordt College falling 3-2 to Nebraska Wesleyan in game one of their doubleheader Saturday in Sioux Center. The game was played at an alternate site in Sioux Center with Open Space Park unavailable because of wet conditions.
Kacy Oberfoell struck out eight, walked one and allowed three runs on eight hits while going the distance for the Defenders. Brenna Maguire got the win for Wesleyan, while allowing ten hits and struck out four.
In game two of their doubleheader in Sioux Center, Nebraska Wesleyan never trailed in dropping the Dordt Defenders 9-4.
Sidney Larsen took the loss while allowing five runs on seven hits. Brittany Kooiker went the final three innings and allowed four runs–one of them earned and struck out two. Megan Cottier was the winning pitcher for Wesleyan and allowed four runs with nine hits and struck out five.
Dordt closed the regular season with a 10-10 GPAC mark and 20-22 overall. Nebraska Wesleyan is 14-20 overall and 8-10 in the GPAC with a doubleheader on Monday.
The GPAC softball tournament is scheduled for May 3-5. The pairings for the eight team field will be announced Monday night, April 30.