Mike Byker, Sports Information Director
The College of Saint Mary Flames controlled game one of their doubleheader in Omaha, Nebraska on Saturday afternoon. The games were originally scheduled to be played in Sioux Center but were move due to wet conditions.
The Flames scored one in the first, five in the third and two more in the fifth to end the game by the eight run-difference rule.
Dordt had a runner in the second by error, had another reach on a dropped third strike in the third and Rachel Evavold had a double in the fourth for Dordt’s third and final base runner of the game.
Rachel Evavold took the loss and was charged with six earned runs on seven hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
Evavold was 1-2 at the plate with her double.
The Dordt Defender softball team managed a split of their doubleheader by hanging on to win a 3-2 decision from the College of Saint Mary Flames on Saturday afternoon in Omaha.
The Defenders got a run in the first when Rachel Evavold doubled in a Kenzie Cunard who had walked with one out. A further threat was squelched with a double play.
Evavold’s next at bat resulted in her second double of the day and scored Marissa Vanden Berg who was on after singling with one out in the third inning.
Dordt added a run in the fifth inning Hailey Heeringa singling in Cunard. Cunard reached initially on a fielder’s choice.
The Defenders then held on as the Flames scored two in the seventh. The Flames also had a runner thrown out at home on a fielder’s choice and the game ended with the bases loaded and Dordt clinging to the 3-2 final decision.
Dordt’s Tianna Soodsma got the complete game win with two runs allowed with six hits and five strikeouts.
Vanden Berg and Evavold had two hits each and Evaold knocked in two runs. Heeringa accounted for Dordt’s other hit as the Defenders made the most of five hits.
Dordt will host Morningside on Monday, April 15 starting at 4:00.