Jamestown, North Dakota — The Dordt Defenders played in the second of back-to-back road trips at Jamestown on Wednesday, dropping game one of the doubleheader in 5 innings.
The Jimmies scored first, sending two runs across the plate in the 2nd inning. Following a leadoff single for Katie Reisdorfer, Gracie Fisher hit a 2-run home run to center to give Jamestown their first runs of the game.
Dordt came back in the 3rd inning with two runs of their own, using two hits and an error to tie the game. Jessica Oules reached first to open the inning, and eventually advanced to third on passed balls. With runners on first and third, Hannah Sikkema hit a single that scored Oules. On the next at bat, Hailey Heeringa singled to center field, scoring Sikkema.
Jamestown broke the tie in their half of the 3rd, as Kassie Ward hit a double with two runners on base, giving the Jimmies a 4-2 lead after three innings.
The Defenders put one runner on base in the 4th, but Jamestown scored eight runs in the bottom of the 4th, moving their lead to 10 runs facilitated by an RBI double and a 3-run home run early in the inning.
Hannah Sikkema went 1-2 with an RBI and 1 run scored
Hailey Heeringa had 1 RBI
In game two, Dordt opened the game with a single by leadoff hitter Kenzie Cunard, and after Cunard stole second base, Rachel Evavold hit an RBI single to center field for the Defenders’ first run of the game. In the next at-bat, Hannah Sikkema reached, and a defensive error allowed Evavold to come around to score, giving Dordt a 2-0 lead after their first at-bats.
Jamestown answered with a home run in the bottom of the 1st for Morgan Geiszler, putting the Jimmies on the board, their only run of the inning.
In the bottom of the 2nd with two runners in scoring position, Jamestown tied the game as Lauren Diemert hit a shallow single that scored the runner from third.
In the top of the 3rd, Evavold hit a leadoff single as was advanced on Erin Bredemus’s sacrifice bunt. Brooklyn Van Oort then singled to left, scoring Evavold and allowing Dordt to take back the lead. With Van Oort on first, Hailey Heeringa hit an RBI double to deep right-center.
Jamestown tied the game again on a 2-run home run by Sydney Prussia, making the score 4-4 after three innings of play.
In the next inning, Dordt scored 1 run on a sacrifice fly from Evavold, scoring Karli Olsen. Jamestown then added 4 runs to their total, taking an 8-5 lead.
The Defenders scored one more run in the top of the 6th, but Jamestown held onto the lead for an 8-6 win.
Dordt will host Hastings in a doubleheader on Friday, April 16. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 pm at Open Space Park