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Baseball On Road For Monday Doubleheader

Posted: April 1st, 2019
Tags: Athletics, Men's Athletics, Varsity Athletics, Baseball

GAMETIME… 

Midland will host Dordt on Monday, April 1 at 4:00.  The games were originally scheduled to be played last week but were postponed due to inclement weather.

THE OPPONENT…

Midland is 10-15 this season and 3-5 in the GPAC. 

Sam Braun has a .333 batting average with nine hits and five runs scored. Dakota Thornton has a .333 batting average with five doubles and 12 hits. Jack Barrios is batting .359 with 23 hits and a homerun with 13 runs batted in. Bryan Smith has 16 hits and a .302 batting average and Matt Abdelnour is batting .260 with five doubles and a team high three homeruns and he has 17 runs batted in.

Daylon Owens is 1-2 in three starts with a 2.84 earned run average with 22 strikeouts in 19 innings. James Scurto has a 4.33 earned run average with 22 strikeouts in 23 innings and is 2-0. Andrew Davidson is 1-2 in three starts and has pitched 17 innings and Andrew Snook is 3-2 in four starts and 23 innings pitched.

DEFENDER NOTES… 

Dordt is 4-13 this season and 1-9 in the GPAC. 

Logan Cline has had a hot start to the season with a .422 batting average and has a team high 27 hits with five doubles, three triples and 17 runs batted in. Dillon Branderhorst has 14 hits with a .259 batting average and has 12 runs batted in with four doubles.  Jason Holwerda is batting .267 with 12 hits and has scored seven runs.  Lucas Nelson has 11 hits and has a .379 batting average with five runs batted in and seven runs scored.

Isaac Vander Hart has pitched 22 innings and has a 2-1 record in five starts with a 4.37 earned run average and has 17 strikeouts.  Cole Vande Vegte has 11 strikeouts in nine innings and Isaac Buteyn has a 1-2 record in three starts with a team high 20 strikeouts. Luke Drooger has pitched 15 innings and is 1-2 with nine strikeouts. Logan Horne has pitched 18 innings and has eight strikeouts in four starts.

SERIES…

The two teams played in Sioux Center on Friday, March 29 and split with Dordt prevailing 5-2 in the opener and Midland took the second game 2-0.

In the first game the Defenders got a complete game pitching effort from Isaac Vander Hart and he allowed two earned runs with seven strikeouts and three walks. Chris Schrieber had a 3-4 day at the plate with a run batted in and Logan Cline and Jason Holwerda each had two hits.

Midland won the nightcap with Andrew Snook going the distance and he allowed two hits with four walks and struck out 19.  Dordt two hits were singles by Schrieber and Nelson. 

NEXT UP… 

Dordt is scheduled to travel to Briar Cliff on Friday, April 5 followed by a home doubleheader against Jamestown on Saturday, April 6.

GPAC…(April 1)

Concordia 8-0/14-10
Briar Cliff 8-2/18-11
Doane 6-4/10-16
Jamestown 6-4/16-10
Morningside 5-5/15-8
Dakota Wesleyan 5-5/11-14
Mount Marty 5-5/13-12
Northwestern 3-5/9-15
Midland 3-5/8-15
Hastings 2-8/5-17
Dordt 1-9/4-13