2007 Concordia Baseball - Game Recaps

Drew Zimmerman is congratulated after scoring the game-tying run in game 2 against Macalester. He would later hit a walkoff single to secure an 8-3, 3-2 sweep over the Scots.

Cobbers Walk Away With Sweep!


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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Macalester Game 1 Box Score - Now Online!
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Pitchers: Macalester College - Simkins; Johnson(6). Concordia College - Adam Johnson; Matt Venturini(7). Win-Adam Johnson(2-3) Save-Matt Venturini(1) Loss-Simkins(2-3) T-1:55 A-165


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Game Stats: Concordia vs. Macalester Game 2 Box Score - Now Online!
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Pitchers: Macalester College - Wedwick; Kimble(6); Engel(8). Concordia College - Eddie Massee. Win-Eddie Massee(1-1) Loss-Engel(0-3) T-1:55 A-190 Wedwick faced 2 batters in the 6th.


Opponent's Website: Macalester Baseball


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Gameday Program:

Complete Gameday Program vs. Macalester (pdf)


Game Rewind

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Gameday Recap

MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/30/07)--Concordia received a walkoff single from junior Drew Zimemrman in the bottom of the eighth inning in the second game against Macalester to post a 3-2 win and record their second consecutive home conference sweep. The Cobbers, who defeated the Scots 8-3 in the opener, have now won four straight and six of their past eight. CC is 7-9 in league play and 11-19 overall. It marks the 28th consecutive season that Concordia has won at least 10 games in a season.

The game 2 win was long and drawn out for the Cobbers who are starting to find ways to win close games. After being held without a hit for the first four innings by Macalester pitcher Adam Wedwick, CC got one of their three hits in the game in the fifth inning on a Scott Halupczok double. That helped Concordia gain some momentum in a game that saw the Scots take a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth in a game that quickly turned into a pitcher's dual between Wedwick and Concordia starting pitcher Eddie Massee.

The Cobbers scratched out one run in the bottom of the sixth inning when Kyle Johnson drove home Jake Krause on a hot smash to third base. The inning would have been worse if not for the spectacular play by Wedwick who had moved to third base after being relieved for after the second batter in the inning.

After allowing the two runs in the fifth, Masee retired the final nine batters he faced to earn his first collegiate victory.

In the bottom of the seventh, CC scored the game-tying run without getting a single hit in the inning. A leadoff strike out was followed by a pair of walks. Macalester reliever Ted Kimble then induced Tyler Doll to fly out to short left field. Down to their final out in the game, Jake Krause walked to load the bases and the Ryan Emter was hit on the arm with a pitch on a 3-2 count to tie the game at 2-2.

Massee posted a 1-2-3 inning in the top of the eighth. Kyle Johnson started the bottom of the inning by hitting a ball at the Macalester second baseman who misplayed the ball and allowed Johnson to reach safely. Zach Johnson then put down a successful sacrifice bunt to move Kyle Johnson to second base. The Macalester coaching staff then elected to walk Adam Johnson to set up a force play at third and second. That set the stage for Zimmerman who ripped a fast ball into center field to score Kyle Johnson with the game-winning run.

In the game, Concordia received seven free passes and finished with only the three hits. Krause had the only other hit besides the Halupczok double and the Zimmerman game winner.

Massee went all eight innings, allowed seven hits and only one earned run and struck out eight.

In the opener, Macalester jumped out to a fast start by scoring two runs in the first frame and then one more in the second. Concordia countered by posting three runs in the second and two more in the third to take a 5-3 lead into the second half of the game. The Cobbers blew the game open in the bottom of the sixth when they plated another trio of runs.

Cobber starting pitcher Adam Johnson stumbled out of the gate, allowing three runs and four hits in the first two innings. In the next 4.2 innings of work, he gave up only four more hits and did not concede a run. He was relieved in the top of the seventh inning after he allowed two hits and a walk to load the bases. Matt Venturini came on to record the final out of the game and pick up his first save of the year.

Adam Johnson earned his second win of the season on a day that started at 3:30 a.m. when he woke up to milk cows on his family farm. He then put in a full day on the farm and headed for the ballpark where he overcame fatigue to gut out another quality start.

At the plate, Concordia outhit Macalester 12-8 for the game. Four different Cobber players had at least two hits in the game. Not to be outdone by their namesake,
Zach Johnson and Kyle Johnson had multiple-hit games. Zach was 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Kyle was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Emter went 2-for-3 and Erick Sykora enjoyed a 2-for-3 day at the plate and drove in a pair of runs.

Concordia will take to the road to finish off the 2007 season. The Cobbers will play at St. Mary's on Wednesday, May 2 at 1 p.m. and then complete the campaign by playing at Hamline on Saturday, May 5 at 1 p.m.