Jensen Swings Hot Bat In Doubleheader At Bethel

Mackenzie Jensen had two hits in each game and drove in the Cobbers' lone run in their doubleheader at Bethel.
Mackenzie Jensen had two hits in each game and drove in the Cobbers' lone run in their doubleheader at Bethel.

ARDEN HILLS, Minn. (4/14/15)—Mackenzie Jensen had a pair of hits in each game and drove in Concordia's lone run in their 11-0, 3-1 losses at Bethel.

Jensen was 2-for-2 in the first game and then 2-for-3 with an RBI in the second contest.

The two losses drop the Cobbers' overall record to 9-16 on the season. CC is now 3-11 in league play. Bethel wins for the sixth time in the last seven games and improves to 20-12 in all games and 11-3 in the MIAC.

The first game was decided by two innings. Bethel scored four times in the first inning and then finished off the scoring by posting seven runs in fourth frame.

Concordia's best chance to score in the opener came in the third inning when Jensen knocked a one-out single to left field. Leadoff hitter Madison Little then singled through the left side to advance Jensen to second. Both runners advanced a base on a ground ball in the next at-bat but the Cobbers weren't able to come up with the two-hit hit to score the runners.

Little went 2-for-3 in the opener as she and Jensen combined for all four CC hits.

Hillary Rotunda was in the circle for the first game and gave up 15 hits while striking out three.

The second game was a much tighter affair with Concordia tying the game at 1-1 in the second inning before the Royals won the game with a pair of runs in the third.

Cobber sophomore pitcher Abigail Haraldson kept the tough Bethel offense in check for all six innings. She allowed only two earned runs and gave up four hits while striking out seven. The seven strikeouts is the second most for Haraldson this season.

Concordia scored their lone run of the day in the second inning when freshman Mackenzie McCloud was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning. She then advanced to second on a ground out before scoring on Jensen's single down the right field line.

The Cobbers outhit Bethel 5-4 in the second game. Besides the two base knocks from Jensen, Devonie Smith and Kellie Morehouse had singles while Ashley Tibbetts recorded the only extra-base hit of the day for CC when she doubled in the very first inning.

Concordia will stay on the road and play at St. Olaf on Thursday, Apr. 16 at 3:30 p.m.