Dordt College News

Dordt Softball To Play Briar Cliff

April 16, 2013

GAMETIME… Dordt will travel to Briar Cliff on Tuesday, April 16 starting at 3:00.  This doubleheader will was originally scheduled to be played on Wednesday, April 17 but was moved due to poor forecasted weather conditions.  Results will be posted at  and at

SCOUTING REPORT… Briar Cliff is 1-7 in the GPAC and 5-13 overall.  The Chargers beat the College of Saint Mary on Monday by scores of 8-0 and 10-3 to snap a five game losing streak.  The win for Briar Cliff in league play is a 6-5 decision over Nebraska Wesleyan.

The Chargers have been outscored 103-71 and are batting .273 as a team while opponents are batting .335.  Emma Verge has a .370 batting average with 17 hits and 12 runs batted in and she has a team high 10 bases on balls.  Laura Sosa is batting .360 with 18 hits and Ashley Pearse is also above .300 with a .306 batting average and 15 base hits.

Briar Cliff’s pitching has been cut up three ways this season.  Bailey Hendrix is 0-2 in 28 innings pitched and has struck out eight batters with a 2.96 earned run average.  Elizabeth Bye has a 4.67 earned run average with a 2-6 recordand she has struck out 12 batters in over 36 innings of work.  Jennifer Belluscio is 0-5 with a 7.14 earned run average and has struck out 23 batters and 32 innings pitched.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defenders are 6-23 overall and 2-10 in the GPAC.  The Defenders are batting .203 as a team and have scored 96 runs in 29 games played. 

Ashton Beaird has a .286 batting average with four homeruns, 15 runs batted in and seven doubles with 12 bases on balls.  Ashley Van Kooten is batting .256 with 21 hits and three homeruns with 14 runs batted in.  Both have team highs of 15 runs scored.  Brittany Kooiker is batting .244 with 13 runs batted in and has five doubles and has 19 hits.  Van Kooten leads the team with 15 bases on balls.

Sidney Larsen is 5-12 on the mound with 61 strikeouts in 124 innings pitched and she has appeared in 20 games this season on the mound.

THE SERIES… Dordt trails the series 49-29 and won the two meetings last season 2-1 and 9-4 on April 18, 2012.

Hastings  8-0/18-6
Morningside  7-1/18-9
Northwestern  8-4/18-17
Doane   6-4/11-17
Nebraska Wesleyan 5-5/10-11
Midland   5-5/11-18
Dakota Wesleyan 4-4/6-16
Concordia   3-5/9-16
Dordt College  2-10/6-23
Mount Marty   1-5/1-13
Briar Cliff  1-7/5-13

NEXT UP… Briar Cliff is scheduled to go to Mayville State on Sunday, April 21 and they will host Northwestern on Tuesday, April 23.  Dordt will host Doane on Saturday, April 20 starting at 1:00 in a doubleheader.

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