The Northwestern softball team lost two to Dordt on Tuesday, 1-5 and 0-8.
In game one, Dordt had 12 hits compared to five by the Red Raiders. Juniors Rachel Harris and Stephanie Van Duyn each went two-for-three and freshman Heidi Esdohr had one hit. Sophomore Kami Kuhlmann came into the game with an impressive 18-game hitting streak, but was unable to continue the streak in her four at-bats.
Kuhlmann pitched all six innings and picked up the loss, giving up 12 hits and four earned runs while striking out three.
Junior Jessica Hooper took the mound for game two, pitching 4.2 innings and allowing six hits and four earned runs. Harris went two-for-two and Kuhlmann added one hit.
Last Friday, NW dropped another GPAC doubleheader to Midland Lutheran, 1-2 and 1-3. The Raiders had seven hits to the Warriors’ six, but were unable to claim the victory.
Kuhlman again pitched all six innings, picking up the loss. She gave up six hits and two earned runs while striking out five. Esdohr went two-for-four to lead the offense.
NW had six hits again in game two. Harris and Van Duyn had two hits and Kuhlmann had one. Hooper gave up eight hits and three earned runs, walked three and struck out three to pick up the loss.
The Raiders are scheduled to host a doubleheader against Dana tonight at 5:00 p.m. They also host Nebraska Wesleyan on Saturday at 2 p.m. for another conference doubleheader.