NEWS & EVENTS
Dordt College News
GPAC Softball Poll Released
January 30, 2013
The Dordt College Defenders, 20-24 overall and 10-10 in the GPAC in 2012, are picked sixth in the poll with 59 total votes. Morningside, winners of the post-season GPAC tournament, took seven first place votes and are the pre-season pick with 95 points.
Dordt College opens the 2013 season at a tournament hosted by Friends University in Wichita, Kansas on March 1. The Defenders open their home season on March 20 in a non-conference tilt with Buena Vista and play their GPAC opener on March 23 on the road at Concordia.
Dordt College’s top returner is Ashton Beaird with a .339 batting average, 41 hits, eight doubles, seven homeruns and 25 runs batted in. Sidney Larson is the top returning pitcher after posting a 9-11 record in 117 innings pitched.
Here is the complete GPAC Softball preseason coaches’ poll. Points are assigned on a 10-1 bases and coaches’ may not vote for their own team in the poll.
Place-Team-Points (First Place Votes)
3-Doane -76 (1)