Untimely Errors Cost Cobbers

Untimely Errors Cost Cobbers

MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/18/14)—Concordia received great pitching performances from JoAnna Carlson and Hilary Rotunda but unfortunately four costly errors led to six unearned runs and the Cobbers lost a pair of games to Augsburg.

The Cobbers lost 5-2 in the opener with all five runs being unearned and then fell 2-0 in the nightcap. The two losses drops Concordia's overall record to 6-19 on the year. CC is now 1-7 in league play. Augsburg has now won six of its last seven games and improves to 9-25 overall and 6-10 in the MIAC.

The first game was a pitcher's duel for the first seven innings. Carlson kept the Auggie hitters off balance and allowed just four hits. Augsburg scored their only run in regulation play with two outs in the sixth inning. The Cobbers committed two errors on the same play which allowed a runner to score from second.

Concordia tied the game with two outs in the seventh inning. Freshman Jenna Esala led off the inning with a single to left field. Taylor Rasmussen ran for Esala and came around to score on a clutch two-out double off the bat of Kellie Morehouse.

The Auggies won the game when they scored four times in the eighth. All four runs came with two outs and all four were unearned.

Morehouse led the eight-hit attack for the Cobbers in the opener. She went 3-for-3 and had the lone CC RBI.

Carlson went all eight innings and did not allow an earned run. She gave up eight hits and one walk.

Concordia's offense could never string together consecutive hits in the second game and was shutout for the seventh time this season. CC had single hits in the second and fifth innings and put up a pair in the seventh.

Morehouse continued her hot hand at the plate. She was 2-for-3 in the finale and finished the day by going 5-for-6. It marked only the second and third times this season she has had more than one hit in a game.

Rotunda went the distance in the circle. She pitched seven innings and allowed a lone earned run. She scattered seven hits and struck out four.

Concordia will finish off their Easter weekend four-game home stand when they host Bethel on Saturday, April 19 at 1 p.m. at Jake Christiansen Stadium.