Hinrichs Strikes Out 14, Warriors Sweep Defenders in GPAC Opener

FREMONT, Neb. – Jaylee Hinrichs struck out a career high 14 batters in game one of Midland University’s doubleheader against Dordt College. She sat down five of the first six batters she faced as the Warriors won by a narrow 2-1 advantage in game one. In the second game Midland shutout the Defenders 3-0 to complete the sweep. Midland is now 15-8 (2-0 GPAC) on the year while Dordt falls to 11-12 (0-4 GPAC).

Bailey Hartman provided the offense for Midland in game one. First she hit a solo home run in the 5th inning to break open the game and then added a second RBI with a sacrifice fly that drove in Tessa Kinart in the sixth inning. That proved to be the game winner as Midland allowed just one run in the bottom of the sixth, an unearned run, to the Defenders.

For Hinrichs, it was her sixth game this season with double-digit strikeouts with her previous high coming back in March against Bacone down in Texas. She has 112 Ks this year and is on pace to challenge the single-season school record of 226 set by Val Reiman in 2004.

Game two saw Madison Plummer in the circle for the Warriors and she worked a fast and efficient game. She went the distance, pitching all seven innings, while recording four strikeouts and getting multiple groundouts.

At the plate for Midland had their “A Game” going as Katlin Anders and Sierra Athow led the attack. Anders doubled home Bobbi Singleton in the second to begin the scoring and then Athow drove in Jamie Phares in the third and then Alexis Ramirez in the fifth.

Midland will be back on the diamond Thursday afternoon as they take on Mount Marty (6-12, 2-2 GPAC) in a game rescheduled from March 24th. First pitch is set for 3:00 p.m. at Christensen Field in Fremont.