Bat Bag Makes Trip To West St. Paul

Bat Bag Makes Trip To West St. Paul

WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (3/18/14)—Concordia's offense continues to improve in the early portion of the 2014 season as the Cobbers banged out a total of 27 and scored 20 runs in a split of indoor games in St. Paul. Concordia lost 9-8 to Presentation (S.D.) in the first game and then came back to beat Bethany Lutheran 11-3 in six innings in the second game of the day.

The Cobbers amassed a season-high 18 hits in their win over Bethany Lutheran. That is the most base knocks in a single game for CC since the final contest of the 2010 season. Concordia used four multiple-run innings to come up with their fourth win of the season. The Cobbers took control of the game by breaking open a 2-2 tie score with four runs in the second inning. CC was also able to come up with two more in the third and then finished off the game on the eight-run rule with a three-run sixth frame.

Concordia (4-7) had four players come up with three hits each against the Vikings and were led by Paige Beseman who went 3-for-4 and hit her first home run of the season. She finished with two RBI and two runs scored. Freshman third baseman Dominique Giesen was also 3-for-4 with two RBI whole Ashley Tibbetts and Mackenzie Jensen were both 3-for-4 with a single run driven in.

Tibbetts was the only Concordia player to have more than one hit in each game on the day. She was 2-for-4 with an RBI and three runs scored in the opener. Tibbetts also connected on the team's first long ball of the season when she cleared the fence in the second inning.

Sophomore pitched JoAnna Carlson earned the win in the second game. She gave up a pair of runs in the first frame but then retired nine of the next 12 batters she faced before giving up a single run in the fifth inning. The win is the second of the year for Carlson.

The first game was all about two-out three-run home runs. The Cobbers gave up three-run long balls in each of the first two innings and both came with two outs in the inning. A third three-run inning proved to be the game winner as Presentation scored three in the fourth to untie the game after it was deadlocked at 6-6. CC was able to score a pair of runs in the seventh inning and stranded the game-tying run at third base with one out in the final frame.

The Cobbers had nine hits against the Saints. Freshman leadoff hitter Madison Little matched Tibbetts' two hits in the game and she also drove in two runs. Kellie Morehouse also had two RBI in the first game.

Hilary Rotunda pitched all seven innings against the Saints and gave up six earned runs as CC had four errors in the game. She struck out five in the seven innings of work.

Concordia will finish off their four-game midweek indoor game fest by playing Finlandia and Presentation on Wednesday, Mar. 19 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.