Dordt College News

Defender Spring Break Softball In Arizona

March 10, 2014

GAMETIME…Dordt will play ten games in five days in Tucson, Arizona beginning March 10.  Monday the Defenders face Peru State (Nebraska) and Park (Missouri).  Tuesday Dordt faces Alfred and Olivet Nazarene (Illinois).  Wednesday, March 12 the Defenders will play Aquinas (Michigan) and Arizona Christian.  Thursday it’s Robert Morris (Illinois) and Jamsestown (North Dakota) on the schedule and Friday the Defenders conclude the trip by facing Presentation (South Dakota) and Valley City State (North Dakota).

Results of the games can be found at  and at at the conclusion of play.

SCOUTING REPORT… The Peru State Bobcats are 3-3 this season with a doubleheader sweep over York and a victory of Purdue-North Central.  The Bobcats bat .384 as a team and had a team earned run average of 2.36.

Cheyenne Dalrymple has a .667 batting average in four games played with eight hits and two doubles.  Abbie Moser has eight hits and a .500 batting average to go with five runs batted in and Molly Holbrook has a .467 batting average with seven hits and seven runs batted in and two doubles.  Lauren Johnson is 2-1 with a 3.18 earned run average in 11 innings of work.  Devon Massengale has 12 strikeouts in over 13 innings of work and she is 0-1 in two appearances.

Park is 5-1 this this season with a loss to Michigan Dearborn on March 8.  The Pirates have a .304 batting average with 39 runs scored and 15 runs allowed.  The Pirates have a 1.26 team earned run average.

Taylor Lipps has a .550 batting average with 11 hits, two doubles and a triple and seven runs batted in.  Callie Beaver has scored seven runs and has ten hits with a .500 batting average and ten stolen bases.  Kelli Wenberg is 2-0 with a 1.00 earned run average with nine strikeouts and Kaily Purtle has 12 strikeouts with a 1.08 earned run average.

Jamestown stands 1-3 with a win over Valley City State.  The Jimmies are batting .190 as a team and they have a 3.89 team earned run average.  Sarah Money has a .667 batting average with a double and Hanna Dunnigan has three hits in eight plate appearances with a double.  Emily Snow has pitched 10 2/3 innings this season with 11 hits allowed and eight strikeouts and is 1-1 with a 1.97 earned run average.

Aquinas is 3-0 this season with a .409 batting average and they have a 2.74 earned run average.  Aquinas has outscored opponents 21-11 this year.

Kala Foerster is batting .750 with nine hits in 12 at-bats and has four stolen bases and seven runs scored.  Lexi Popma boasts a .462 batting average and has two runs batted in on six hits—one of them a triple.  Caitlyn Hansel is 1-0 in one start with seven strikeouts and Becca Shineldecker has a 2.40 earned run average and she has pitched 11 2/3 innings.

Presentation is 0-4 with all four losses coming to Waldorf.  The Saints have no statistics available for the games.

Valley City State is 2-4 with wins over Bemidji State and Wisconsin Superior.  The Vikings have been outscored 24-22 and have outhit opponents 49-30.  Valley City State has a team earned run average of 3.68.

Rochelle Schulze has six hits and a .750 batting average with two doubles, a homerun and eight runs batted in.  Katie Cameron has a .471 batting average with eight hits—two of them doubles.  Lindsey White has a 1-0 record with a 2.00 earned run average and she has nine strikeouts.  Samantha Nalley is 1-1 with a 3.57 earned run average and she has 16 strikeouts.

Robert Morris is 2-2 with wins over Missouri Valley and Aquinas.  Robert Morris does not have stats available for those games.

Alfred is playing in its season opener in Arizona.

DEFENDER NOTES… The Defenders are 0-4 after taking a trip into Oklahoma last week.  Dordt is batting .191 this season and the team has an 8.34 earned run average.

Michal Hoogland is batting .364 with four hits, a double and a run batted in.  Paige Decker is batting .333 and Kassidy Van Voorst has three hits with two stolen bases.  Erica White has three stolen bases and leads the team in that category. 

Sidney Larsen and Haley Fligge both have 0-2 records on the mound and Larsen has pitched 12 innings and has three strikeouts.

GPAC STANDINGS… (Monday, March 10)

School/ GPAC/ Overall    
Nebraska Wesleyan/ 0-0/  4-0     
Hastings/ 0-0/  6-1     
Doane/ 0-0/  9-2     
Northwestern/ 0-0/  7-7     
Morningside/ 0-0/  3-4     
Midland/ 0-0/  2-3     
Briar Cliff/ 0-0/  0-0     
Concordia/ 0-0/  0-0     
Dakota Wesleyan/ 0-0/  0-0     
Mount Marty/ 0-0/  0-0     
Dordt/ 0-0/  0-4     

NEXT UP… Dordt will travel to the College of Saint Mary in Omaha, Nebraska on Tuesday, March 18 in the next action for the Defenders. Dordt follows that with a doubleheader at Buena Vista on Wednesday, March 19 in Storm Lake, Iowa.

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