Offensive Attack Travels West In Win At Mayville
MAYVILLE, N.D. (4/23/15)—Concordia's explosive offensive attack traveled west and came away with a 15-hit, 10-run performance in a 10-5 win over Mayville State.
The Cobbers, who lead Division III in slugging percentage and doubles per game, had five players with at least two hits in the game as they won for the 20th time this season. Concordia is now 20-8 on the year which marks the first time they have posted a 20-win season since 2010.
Mayville State has won 30 games on the season and sees their overall record fall to 30-17.
Senior Nick Bornhauser continues to be one of the leaders for the Cobber offensive attack. Bornhauser went 2-for-4 and drove in four runs. He also had his team-leading 16th double on the season. He continues to set his sights on several Concordia offensive single-season records. The 16 doubles ties the school record for doubles in a year which is held by Michael Olson set in 2012. The four RBI gives him 37 for the season which is seven shy of the single-season record of 44 recorded by Ryan Hebrink in 2003. Bornhauser is also in the ballpark of head coach Chris Coste's total base mark. Coste had 99 in 1994 and Bornhauser now has 74 with six games remaining in the regular season.
Bornhauser wasn't the only Concordia player to shine at the plate against the Comets. Junior Alex Sandahl was 3-for-5 and connected on his second home run of the season in the fifth inning.
Andrew Deters, Eric Carlsen and Erik Hiedeman also had two-hit games for CC. Deters was switched to the leadoff spot and responded by going 2-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Carlsen, batting in the No.2 spot, was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. He has now hit safely in 17 of his last 18 games and leads the team in batting average with a .516 mark. Hiedeman posted his second multiple-hit game of the year as he went 2-for-5 with a run scored.
Concordia used four pitchers in the nine-inning win over Mayville. No pitcher threw more than 3.1 innings and freshman starting pitcher Zack Nelson earned his first collegiate victory. Nelson was on the mound for the first 3.1 innings and was the pitcher of record when the Cobbers broke the game open with four runs in the fourth. Nelson allowed two earned runs and four hits.
Ryan Heisler, Justin Anderson and Turner Storm followed Nelson and gave up only two runs and six hits in the final 5.2 innings of the game. Heisler pitched 1.2 innings and didn't allow a run while Anderson went three innings before giving way to Storm who gave up a single hit in the final inning of play.
Concordia will head back to conference action when they play at Augsburg on Saturday, Apr. 25 at 1 p.m.