2007-08 Cobber Athletics Newsletter
April 2, 2008

Picture of the Week: The Concordia baseball and fastpitch softball diamonds lay empty on account of snow and winter conditions during the last week of March. The two teams had to postpone a combined eight doubleheaders because of weather conditions.


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April 2, 2008

Top Note
Baseball

- Concordia sophomore pitcher Adam Johnson (Pelican Rapids, Minn.) earned his first win of the season in Concordia’s 6-5 victory over the University of Mary (N.D.) on Wednesday. Johnson started the game and pitched seven strong innings. In the outing he allowed four hits and struck out nine batters. He only allowed two runners past second base in his seven innings of work.


Baseball (7-4/0-0 MIAC; won at University of Mary 6-5)

- Concordia sophomore pitcher Adam Johnson (Pelican Rapids, Minn.) earned his first win of the season in Concordia’s 6-5 victory over the University of Mary (N.D.) on Wednesday. Johnson started the game and pitched seven strong innings. In the outing he allowed four hits and struck out nine batters. He only allowed two runners past second base in his seven innings of work.

- Scott Scott Schumacher (Thompson, N.D.) continues to lead the team in hitting in 2008. Schumacher went 2-for-4 against the University of Mary and upped his season average to .476. He has now had back-to-back multiple hit games and has had at least one hit in four of the past five games.

- Cobber junior catcher Kyle Johnson (Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS) has hit safely in five consecutive games. That ties the longest hitting streak by any Concordia player this season. After starting the season 0-for-8, Johnson has gone 14-for-29 (.483) over the last eight games. His best game of the year came against D’Youville (N.Y.) when he went 4-for-6, drove in four runs and scored five runs.


Fastpitch Softball (3-11/0-0 MIAC)

- Concordia has had to postpone five doubleheaders this season. The Cobbers were originally scheduled to start the northern part of their schedule on Mar. 29 against Hamline but that series was postponed until Apr. 20. As of Apr. 2, CC will open up play in the MIAC on Saturday, Apr. 5 at home against St. Mary's at 1 p.m.


Men's Tennis (5-9/0-5 MIAC; lost at St. Thomas 9-0/lost at St. John's 6-3)

- Concordia senior Wills Wischer (Grand Forks, N.D./Red River HS) had a hand in two of the three wins for the Cobbers in their two matches over the weekend. Wischer won his No.1 singles and No.1 doubles matches in the team’s 6-3 loss at St. John’s on Sunday. Wischer currently leads the Cobbers with eight singles wins. He is now 8-5 on the year.


Women's Tennis (3-8/0-5 MIAC; lost at St. Thomas 9-0/lost at St. Kate's 7-2/won at home against Bemidji State 7-2)

- Concordia freshman Melanie Gail (Madison, Minn./Lac Qui Parle Valley HS) won her team-leading fifth singles match of the season on Sunday against St. Kate’s. Gail claimed a 4-6, 6-0, 10-7 win at No.5 singles against the Wildcats to even her season record at 5-5. She then posted her sixth win in the team's victory over Bemidji State.

- In the Cobbers'win over Bemidji State, Lyndsi Tufte (Fr., Peachtree Street, Ga./McIntosh HS) scored the most dramatic win in singles play. She was down 5-2 in the first set and 5-1 in the second set in her match at No.3 singles and rallied to win 7-6 (5), 7-5.


Men's Outdoor Track and Field (finished third at St. John's Invite)

- Concordia senior Joey Twigg (Detroit Lakes, Minn.) won the shot put at the St. John’s Invitational on Saturday. Twigg posted a distance of 46-2 which is a season best. He was the only event-winner for the Cobbers at the invite.

- The Cobbers will try and open the outdoor season on Saturday, Apr. 5 when they travel to Aberdeen, S.D. to compete in the Northern State Invite.


Women's Outdoor Track and Field (finished third at St. Ben's Invite)

- Alexa Kleingartner (Fr., West Fargo, N.D.) won the 55-meter hurdles at the St. Ben’s Invite on Saturday. Kleingartner posted a time of 8.85 and was the only athlete in the field of 14 to break the nine-second barrier. Kleingartner finished earned MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention honors in the 55-meter hurdles at the recently completed MIAC Indoor Championship Meet.

- Concordia junior Katlin Anderosn (Lisbon, N.D.) was one of two Cobber athletes to claim event wins at the CSB Invite. Anderson won the high jump with a height of 5-3.0. Teammate Leah Kay (So., Dassel, Minn./Dassel-Cokato HS) was the only other competitor in the event to break five feet. Kay finished second with a mark of 5-1.0.

This Week's Cobber Athletic Calendar

Saturday, Apr. 5, 2008
MTN - at Bethel - 10 a.m.
WTN - at Bethel - 10 a.m.

MTR - at Northern State Invite - 10 a.m.

WTR - at Northern State Invite - 10 a.m.

SB - at home vs. St. Mary's - 1 p.m.

BS - at Carleton - 1 p.m.

Sunday, Apr. 6, 2008
BS - at home vs. Gustavus - 1 p.m.

SB - at home vs. Augsburg - 1 p.m.

WTN - at St. Ben's - 3:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Apr. 8, 2008
BS - at home vs. St. Thomas - 1 p.m.

Wednesday, Apr. 9, 2008
BS - at home vs. UM-Crookston - 2:30 p.m.

SB - at St. Kate's - 4 p.m.