(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.
(Des Moines, Iowa) The Dordt College men’s sprint medley team finished third at the Drake Relays on Saturday, April 28 in Des Moines, Iowa and the women’s 4 x 800 and men’s 4 x 400 each ran eighth in their respective races.
The sprint medley team was made up of Aaron Floen, Trevor Wolterstorff, Nic Pfeifle and Ryan Tholen and the ran a 3:25.90 which was just off the first place time of 3:25.53 by Wayland Baptist.
The 4 x 800 women’s team of Merissa Harkema, Katie Bonnema, Renee Buikema and Nichole Duncan ran a 9:26.84 for eighth with Wayland Baptist winning it in 9:03.45.
The 4 x 400 men ran in the finals and registered a time of 3:15.06 for eighth. Alex Henderson, Aaron Floen, Joseph Lammers and Nic Pfeifle made up the quartet. Wisconsin Eau Claire won the event with a 3:10.75.
Taylor Kline earned medalist honors in leading the Northwestern College women’s golf team to a first place finish in the fourth and final round of the GPAC Qualifier played Saturday at Green Valley Golf Club in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Red Raiders shot an impressive 358 in the cold and blustery conditions with winds that often reached over 30mph. They finished one shot in front of Dakota Wesleyan (359) and two strokes better than third place Morningside.
Kline, a sophomore from Glenrock, Wyo., earned medalist honors with an impressive nine-over 81 (39/42), five strokes in front of second place Erin Hedlund (Morningside). Emma Wynja finished alone in third place with an 87 (44/43) and Andria Hinz tied for 13th with a 94 (45/49). Jess Locker (T19-96) and Betsy Wallin (43rd-106) round out the Northwestern scores. There were only six scores recorded lower than 90, two by Red Raider golfers.
Northwestern overtook Morningside and finished in second place overall after the four rounds. The Red Raiders shot a 72-hole total of 1,394 (341/361/334/358) and finished 46 strokes in back of GPAC champion Dakota Wesleyan (1,348). Morningside finished third, one shot in back of NWC, followed by both Hastings and Midland who tied for fourth with a 1,510.
Kline finished second overall out of 70+ golfers with a 72-hole total of 328 (84/83/80/81), 10 strokes in back of four-time GPAC champion Dani Bellet (DWU), who came into the final round as the NAIA’s top-ranked player. Wynja finished fifth overall with a 339 (81/91/80/87) and Andria Hinz came in 13th place with a 364 (89/93/88/94). Wallin finished tied for 24th with a 383 (97/94/86/106).
This ends the season for the Red Raiders.
Boyden Hull, Clay Central Everly, Emmetsburg, Graettinger Terril, Harris Lake Park, HMS, Pocahontas Area and Sibley Ocheyedan at Okoboji
Alta Aurelia, Cherokee, Forest City, Humboldt, LeMars, Sibley Ocheyedan, Spirit Lake, Sioux City East, Spencer and Webster City at Storm Lake
Nebraska Wesleyan at Dordt
Rock Valley — It went down to the tie-breaker hole before Okoboji could clain the Siouxland Boys Golf Meet from host team Rock Valley Thursday evening. Here is how he 10-team field fared:
- Okoboji 168 (Won on Tie Breaker)
- Rock Valley 168
- MOC-FV 171
- Sibley Ocheyedan 173
- West Lyon 174
- Sioux Center 181
- Central Lyon 183
- Boyden Hull 187
- Sheldon 189
- GLR No team score
Tom Brown 46
Garrett Lang 46
Trevor Fiddelke 48
Brennan Vote 49
Chris Jansen 51
Peter Fonkert 55
Sioux Center captured top honors at the Siouxland Conference Girls Golf meet held Thursday at the Sibley Golf & Country Club. Here’s how the teams finished:
1 – Sioux Center – 191
2 – MOC-FV – 195
3 – Sheldon – 199
4 – Okoboji – 202
5 – Boyden-Hull – 207
6 – Sibley- Ocheyedan – 212
7 – Rock Valley – 222
8 – West Lyon – 240
9 – Central Lyon – 240
George-Little Rock did not have a complete team.
1 – Alex Mankle – Okoboji -40
2 – Kalee Den Herder – 41
3 – Kalyn Root – MOC-FV – 45
4 – Jurnea Harberts – Sibley-Ocheyedan – 46
5 – Kiley Wermersen – Okoboji – 47
6 – Mallory Simmelink – MOC-FV – 47
1 – Carrie Wahlstrom – 47
2 – Rachel Abele – 48
3 – E rin Abele – 51
4 – Lindsey Nilles – 53
5 – Katherine Bomgaars – 53
6 – J enna Kruger – 54