Cobbers Host Annual "Strike Out Cancer" Day

Cobbers Host Annual "Strike Out Cancer" Day

MOORHEAD, Minn.  (4/26/14)—Concordia hosted its annual "Strike Out Cancer" doubleheader on Saturday and it turned out to be a case of "awesome news, unfortunate news". The "awesome" news was that Cobbers wound up raising over $400 for the American Cancer Society and the "unfortunate" news was that CC lost a pair of tight games to St. Mary's.

Both games were close throughout all seven innings. The Cardinals scored a pair of runs in each of the third and sixth innings and wound up losing 4-0. The nightcap was a 1-0 pitcher's duel with St. Mary's scratching out the game-winning run in the top of the eighth inning.

The Cobbers are now 6-27 in all games and 1-15 in conference play while St. Mary's ups their overall record to 12-16 and they move to 8-10 in the MIAC.     

Concordia junior pitcher JoAnna Carlson had one of her top games of the season in the second game. She only allowed a single run which is a season low for any Cobber pitcher. Carlson struck out of three and stranded nine Cardinal runners on base.

The Cobbers had three hits in the opener and a chance to seize momentum in the very first inning of the day as they collected a doubleheader-high two hits in the frame.

Kellie Morehouse was the only Concordia player to record more than one hit on the afternoon. She had a single hit in each game and finished by going 2-for-4. Paige Beseman, Madison Little and Jenna Esala had the other hits for CC against the Cardinals.

Concordia will continue with its eight games in four days stretch when they host Hamline on Sunday, Apr. 27 at 1 p.m.