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May 16
Pearson, Rebertus and Sparby Earn MIAC Postseason Honors! 
- MIAC All-Conference Recap | Complete List of MIAC All-Conference Team
ST. PAUL--- Three Concordia fastpitch players earned MIAC postseason honors as announced by the league office on Monday. Mandy Pearson (Sr., Watkins, Minn./Eden-Valley-Watkins HS), Jolene Rebertus (Sr., Chanhassen, Minn./Chaska HS) and Lindy Sparby Jr., Cold Spring, Minn./Cold Spring-Rocori HS) were all awarded with conference honors. Pearson was the lone Cobber representative on the MIAC All-Conference team while Rebertus and Sparby earned all-conference honorable mention honors.

It is the second consecutive year that Pearson has MIAC postseason honors. It is the first postseason award for both Rebertus and Sparby.(More)
 
April 30
Stritesky Sends Seniors Out as Winners, Cobbers Split With St. Mary's.
Game 1: St. Mary's 1 at Concordia 0 | Game 2: St. Mary's 2 at Concordia 4 | Action Pics |
MOORHEAD-- Senior Gretta Stritesky saved one of her best pitching performances of her career for last as she  helped Concordia beat St. Mary's 4-2 in the second game of the final series of the 2005 season. The victory snapped a 10-game losing streak that the Cobbers had endured at the hands of the Cardinals.

With the split, Concordia moves to 9-13-0 in the MIAC, which places them in a tie for sixth in the final regular season standings. The Cobbers finish the overall campaign with an 11-22-0 mark. St. Mary's completes the year with a 19-3-0 recond in league play and a 29-8-0 overall slate. The Cardinals finish second in the conference and will play in the MIAC tournament which begins next weekend.(More)

April 24
Abrahamson and Pearson Go Deep to Help Cobbers Gain Split With St. Ben's. 
Game 1: Concordia 0 at St. Ben's 3 | Game 2: Concordia 6 at St. Ben's 1 |
ST. JOSEPH-- Concordia used the strength of two home runs in the second game of their doubleheader with St. Ben's to snap a nine-game losing streak to the Blazers and come away with a series split. 

St. Ben's took the first game of the double dip 3-0 before the Cobbers' bats awoke in the nightcap to come away with a 6-1 win. The loss in the first game of the series extends a season-long trend for Concordia. The Cobbers are now 2-8 in the first game of doubleheaders played against MIAC opponents.(More
 
April 23
Big Innings Spell Doom for Cobbers Against Defending National Champion St. Thomas. 
Game 1: St. Thomas 7 at Concordia 0 | Game 2: St. Thomas 11 at Concordia 1 (5 inn) | Action Pics |
MOORHEAD-- Defending NCAA Division III National Champion St. Thomas used the strength of four, multiple-run innings to sweep Concordia 7-0 and 11-1. The second game was stopped after the fifth inning due to the eight-run mercy rule.

The Cobbers gave up a three-run and a four-run inning in the opener and then allowed the Tommies to score five runs in the second inning and six in the fifth inning in the nightcap. The good news for Concordia came in the form of their lone run in the fourth inning of game two, which broke a streak of 32 consecutive innings that the Cobbers had been shutout by the Tommies.(More

April 21
Two Run-Filled Innings Cost Cobbers Chance at Sweep Over St. Kate's. 
Game 1: Concordia 1 at St. Kate's 8 | Game 2: Concordia 9 at St. Kate's 0 (5 inn) | Action Pictures |
ST. PAUL-- Two multiple-run innings against St. Kate's cost the Cobbers a chance to record their second straight conference in as many days. Concordia allowed seven runs in the third and fourth innings in the first game against the Wildcats and had to settle for the split in a series played in St. Paul.

The Cobbers hammered St. Kate's in the second game 9-0 in a game that was stopped after the fifth inning due to the league's eight-run mercy rule. That came after Concordia had let the Wildcats break open a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the third and go on to win 8-1 in the opener of the series.(More)
 
April 20
Cobbers Put it All Together In a Pair of Five-Inning Blowouts Over Macalester. 
Game 1: Concordia 9 at Macalester 1 (5 inn) | Game 2: Concordia 9 at Macalester 1 (5 inn)
ST. PAUL-- Concordia used multiple-run, fourth innings to capture a pair of 9-1 victories against Macalester in a doubleheader played in St. Paul on Wednesday. Both games were halted after the fifth inning due to the conference's eight-run mercy rule.

The conference twinbill sweep marks the first time this season that Concordia has swept a league opponent and first since they did the same to the Scots last season. The pair of eight-run, shortened wins also marks the first time since the 1997 season that the Cobbers have swept an opponent in a pair of games shortened due to the mercy rule.(More

April 14
Stritesky Pitches, Sparby Homers to Help Cobbers to Split With Augsburg.
Game 1: Augsburg 6 at Concordia 3 | Game 2: Augsburg 1 at Concordia 4 | Action Pictures |
MOORHEAD-- Once again unearned runs and a late-game rally came back to haunt Concordia and prevent them from sweeping a MIAC doubleheader. 

The Cobbers watched as their 3-2 lead was erased in the top of the seventh inning in the first game of their doubleheader with Augsburg in Moorhead. The Auggies ended up winning the opener by scoring four unearned runs in the final frame to take the game.

In the second game, Concordia starting pitcher Gretta Stritesky pitched a complete-game, two-hit masterpiece as the Cobbers snagged the nightcap 4-1. Lindy Sparby had her second home run in as many days for Concordia, helping the Cobbers push a troublesome 2-1 lead in the last of the sixth inning to a comfortable 4-1 heading into the seventh inning.(More)
 
April 13
Two-Out Rallies Send Cobbers to Fifth Staight Loss.
Game 1: Concordia 4 at St. Olaf 5 | Game 2: Concordia 2 at St. Olaf 3 (8 inn.)|
NORTHFIELD-- Concordia lost two, one-run games at St. Olaf and watched their losing streak grow to five games. The Cobbers dropped the first game 5-4 and then lost 3-2 in extra innings in the nightcap. Seven of the eight runs scored by the Oles in the series came with two outs in the inning.

The pair of losses severely damages Concordia's playoff hopes as they fall to 3-7 in the MIAC and 5-16 overall. The Oles remain in the hunt for one of the four playoff spots, improving to 4-4 in conference play and 11-11 overall. St. Olaf has now won three straight games.(More)

April 9
Cobbers Get Dewildered by Dewitz in Doubleheader Loss Against Gustavus. 
Game 1: Gustavus 6 at Concordia 1 (11 inn.) | Game 2: Gustavus 6 at Concordia 1 | Action Pictures |
MOORHEAD-- Last weekend, Concordia was the victim of a 15-strikeout performance. On Saturday, with the wind whipping up to 30mph, the Cobbers were baffled for 11 innings by Gustavus starting pitcher Joyce Dewitz and struck out 20 times. Dewitz took advantage of the pitcher-friendly wind and only allowed two hits in a game that took until the 11th inning to finally come up with an outcome. The 11-inning marathon is the longest game for the Cobbers since they lost an 11-9 decision to the Gusties in 11 innings on May 2, 1998. 

In the end, the Gusties came away with a 6-1 extra-inning victory in game one, and used that long distance win to come away with a sweep - winning the second game by an identical 6-1 margin.(More)
 
April 6
Abrahamson Powers Cobbers to Series Split With Hamline. 
Game 1: Hamline 9 at Concordia 10 | Game 2: Hamline 8 at Concordia 5 | Action Pictures |
MOORHEAD-- On a day when the wind was blowing out to centerfield, Concordia and Hamline combined for 32 runs and 48 hits as the two teams split their MIAC doubleheader in Moorhead. 

The Cobbers staged a dramatic, come-from-behind 10-9 victory in the first game, and then the Pipers outscored Concordia 8-5 in the second game.

Krys Abrahamson was the unlikely power hero for the Cobbers. After struggling to score any runs in the first four innings of the opener, Abrahamson's grand slam in the fifth inning gave Concordia a 7-4 lead. For Abrahamson it was her second collegiate home run and first of the season.(More

April 4
Cobbers Start Like Van Winkle, Finish Like Montgomery in Split With Bethel. 
Game 1: Concordia 3 at Bethel 4 | Game 2: Concordia 10 at Bethel 1 |
ARDEN HILLS-- For the second MIAC series in-a-row, Concordia started like Rip Van Winkle after awakening from a 20-year slumber, and finished the day like Tim Montgomery speeding toward a world record in the 100 meter dash.

The Cobbers allowed four runs in the first two inning of their doubleheader with Bethel on Monday, and then proceeded to allow only one more run in the next 11 innings of play. Offensively, the Cobbers were held to only three runs in the first seven innings and then exploded to score 10 in the next five innings.

All this drama added up to the second consecutive conference series split for the Cobbers. After dropping the opener 4-3, Concordia hammered the Royals in the second game 10-1, in a game that was called after the fifth inning because of the eight-run mercy rule.(More)
 
April 2
Seven-Run, Two Out Rally Helps Cobbers Salvage Split With Carleton.
Game 1: Carleton 5 at Concordia 3 | Game 2: Carleton 4 at Concordia 9 | Action Pictures |
MOORHEAD-- Concordia used a seven-run, two out rally in the bottom of the fourth inning in the second game of their doubleheader with Carleton to pull away with a 9-4 victory and salvage a sweep their opening twinbill of the MIAC season.

The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Cobbers - a streak that included an opening game 5-3 loss at the hands of the Knights. Concordia is now 3-10 on the year, while Carleton moves to 3-8. Both teams start the conference with a 1-1 record.

The first game started as an old fashioned game of cat and mouse. For the first five innings every time that Carleton would score a run, the Cobbers would counter in the bottom half, and every time Concordia pitcher Lindy Sparby would shut down the Knights batters in the top half, the Caitlyn Cornell would slam the door closed in the home half of the inning.(More)

March 31
Cobbers Get Windswept by MSU-Moorhead.
Game 1: Concordia 1, MSU-Moorhead 2 | Game 2: Concordia 0, MSU-Moorhead 4
 
March 24
Cobbers Drop Three on Last Day of Florida Soiree.
Game 1: Concordia 2, UW-Eau Claire 4  (9 inn.) | Game 2: Concordia 1, Carthage (WI) 8
Game 3: Concordia 0, UW-Stevens Point 4

March 23
Cobbers Have Games Against UW-Stevens Pt and Hope Rained Out. 
 
March 22
Cobbers Recover From Day 2 and Split Two Tight Games in Day 3.
Game 1: Concordia 6, Otterbein (OH) 3 | Game 2: Concordia 2, St. Norbert 4 (WI) 4

March 21
Cobbers Stumble in Second Day of Competition in Rebel Games.
Game 1: Concordia 5, Washington & Jefferson (PA) 8 | Game 2: Concordia 0, Westminster 10 (5 inn.)
 
March 20
Cobbers Split Opening Doubleheader of the Season.
Game 1: Concordia 0, Emory & Henry (VA) 7 | Game 2: Concordia 5, Millikin (IL) 4

September 8
Fastpitch Softball Announces Interest Meeting!
Anyone interested in trying out for the Concordia fastpitch softball team should attend the opening meeting to be held at 9:50am on Monday, September 13 in the Memorial Auditorium gym.

Fall practice will start on Monday, September 13 at 4:00pm at the fastpitch field located east of East Complex.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact head coach Stacey Holm at 299-4162 or by e-mail at: holm@cord.edu

7/20 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.
 

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