Dordt Baseball Ends Regular Season With Split Against Midland

Fremont, Nebraska — The Dordt Defenders held Midland scoreless over the final four innings and won a 6-5 decision over the Warriors in game one of their doubleheader on Saturday.

Dordt scored three in the third to take the lead as Logan Cline singled in a run and Chase Edwards had a sacrifice fly. Nick Hamilton’s ground out scored Cline from third and gave Dordt a 4-3 lead.

Midland got two runs on two hits in the third inning to regain the lead but Dordt answered in the fifth with a two run inning as Edwards slugged a two-run homerun.

Midland mustered just one hit the rest of the game and left runners on first and second in the seventh inning.

Willem Hoekstra got the pitching win while allowing one hit over the final four innings and struck out two.

Edwards had three runs batted in with a double and homerun.

Cline and Hamilton each had runs batted in and Lucas Nelson had a solo homerun in the Dordt second to start the scoring.

The Dordt Defender baseball team’s season came to an end with an 8-7 loss in game two of its doubleheader with Midland in Fremont, Nebraska on Saturday.

The Defenders had a 3-2 lead after a two run fourth inning and pushed the lead to 4-2 after six innings.

Midland came back with two in the seventh and four in the eighth for an 8-4 lead. Dordt made it interesting with three in the ninth inning. Dordt did their damage with two outs as Austin Pullar walked and Logan Cline doubled him in. Chase Edwards then homered for the seventh time this season to get Dordt within one but a strikeout ended the game.

Aaron Eshelman was 2-3 with two runs batted in and a run scored.

Cline, Lucas Nelson, Eshelman and Nick Hamilton all had doubles for the Defenders and Dordt stranded six.

Dordt used four pitchers with Diego Benitez going five innings with two earned runs allowed and five strikeouts.

Dordt ends their season 16-30 overall and 9-19 in league play.

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