An Even Steven Indoor Experience

An Even Steven Indoor Experience

ST. PAUL, Minn. (3/22/13)—Concordia swept Northland 9-1, 6-4 on Friday to even up their end-of-the-week indoor road trip. The Cobbers dropped a pair against Jamestown on Thursday and are now 3-9 on the season.

Concordia used the long ball and a pair of solid pitching performances on Friday to post the sweep over the Lumberjills. The Cobbers knocked out three home runs in the two games and allowed just five earned runs. Senior Becca Conant was font-and-center in the 9-1, five-inning victory. She picked up her second win of the season between the pitcher's circle and cranked out her first collegiate home run. She gave up only three hits and one earned run to earn her second win of the season. She also had success at the plate. Getting rare appearances in the batter's box, Conant went 2-for-2, scored three runs and drove in one.

The Cobbers had six players record two hits each in the eight-run win. All five of the top hitters in the lineup came away with two hits and Conant added a pair from her No.9 spot in the lineup. Heather Jonasson was 2-for-2 and drove in two runs while Kaia Sele was 2-for-3 and had three RBI. Joelle Link, batting in the clean-up spot, went 2-for-3, had two RBI and hit her first round tripper of the year.

Overall, Concordia cranked out 12 hits in the game – the second highest single-game total of the year.

The 6-4 victory was settled in the fifth frame when the Cobbers scored five times and rallied from a 2-1 deficit to take a 6-2 lead. In the decisive fifth inning, CC scored five times on four hits. The biggest base knock of the frame came off the bat of Sele who hit her second home run of the year. He r drive to center field plated two runs.

Cobber lead-off hitter Kelly Tasky was the only CC player with more than one hit in the game. She went 2-for-2 and scored two runs.

Sophomore pitcher Hilary Rotunda picked up her first collegiate win. She pitched all seven innings, scattered 10 hits and allowed four earned runs while striking out six.

On Thursday the Cobbers showed their 17-day layoff as they lost 7-0 and 16-6 to Jamestown. Jonasson was the hitting start of the day as she went 2-for-3 in the first game and then 3-for-3 in the second. Her 5-for-6 performance was a part of Concordia's 15 hits on the day. Sele was 2-for-4 in the second game and had her first long ball of the season. Tasky had the other multi-hit game for CC. She went 2-for-3 in Game 2 and drove in a pair of runs.

Concordia's top four hitters all continue to hit above .300 for the season. Jonasson leads the team with a .379 average while Paige Beseman is hitting .333, Sele is batting at a .324 clip and Tasky has a .313 season average. 

The Cobbers will now have to wait for the snow to melt before they play their next games. Concordia is scheduled to play at Carleton on Tuesday, Apr. 2 in the conference opener for both teams.