|Jake Krause was 6-for-9 with seven RBI, a home run and five stolen bases in the Cobbers' 16-2, 6-2 sweep over UM-Morris.|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: March 11, 2010
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (3/11/10)-- Concordia broke out the bats on Thursday as they pounded out 22 runs and collected 22 en route to a 16-2, 6-2 doubleheader sweep over UM-Morris in the Metrodome.
With the two wins the Cobbers move to 4-2 on the year and head coach Bucky Burgau jumps to 592 career victories. He needs just eight more wins to become the 20th active DIII coach to reach 600 wins and the 32nd in the history of DIII baseball.
Last weekend the Cobbers scored a combined 16 runs in their four games to open the 2010 season. Against the Cougars they matched that total in the opening game, scoring 16 runs on 15 hits.
Senior shortstop Jake Krause was the drum major of the Concordia hit parade. Krause had a monster night as he went 6-for-9 and drove in seven runs. He also hit his first home run of the season, had a triple, scored four runs and stole five bases. Not a bad night's work.
The Cobbers also continued their season scheme of small ball. CC stole 12 bases in the two games and now has 20 in their first six games of the season. Concordia had 21 in all of last year.
The other reoccurring theme for the Cobbers in 2010 has been the stellar play of the team's pitching staff. The CC hurlers gave up only two earned runs on the night while striking out 22 and only allowing 11 hits in 14 innings of work. Concordia's starting pitchers have allowed a total of six earned runs in the team's first six games and have racked up 26 strikeouts.
For the second straight weekend, Concordia opening-game starter Chris Fellows worked deep into the game, stifled the opposing offense and came away with a win. Fellows worked the first five innings of the first game and allowed just two runs on six hits. His command of the strike zone allowed him to strike out a career-high nine batters. He struck out two batters in four of the five innings he worked. Fellows has now pitched in 12 innings this year and has fanned 16 batters.
The Cobber offense had two big innings in the first game. CC put up six runs in the second inning and then finished off the game with seven more in the sixth frame. Concordia had four different hitters collect at least two hits in the game. Krause went 4-for-5 in the opener and hit a three-run homer over the left-center field fence in the seven-run fifth. Krause also picked up five RBI in the game and stole three bases, including home on a double steal in the first inning.
Josh Dahlke was 3-for-5 in the game and drove in three runs. All three of his hits were doubles. Dan Wackler went 2-for-4 and Tony Emmerich was 3-for-5 and had three RBI.
In the second game, Concordia scored at least one run in the first three innings and jumped out to a 4-2 lead. CC scored a pair of runs in the second and then two more in the fifth to put the game out of reach.
Cobber starter Jake Torrison kept the Cougar offense in check for the first five innings to earn his first win of the season. He allowed just two hits and did not give up an earned run. He also struck out seven and led off the game with a "Snapper Mow 'Em Down" inning. Ryan Johnson entered in the sixth inning and pitched the final two frames. Five of the six outs he recorded came via the "K".
Offensively the Cobbers had seven hits in the game. Krause and Michael Carlson were the only two CC batters with more than one hit. Krause capped off his Titanic Thursday by going 2-for-4 with two more RBI and two more stolen bases. Carlson was 2-for-3 and upped his team-leading batting average to .467. The two clutch hits in the game came courtesy of Krause and Adam Johnson. With two outs in the second inning, Krause hit a two-run single that regained the lead for CC after the Cougars had taken a 2-1 advantage in the top of the inning. Johnson put the game out of reach in the fifth inning with a two-out pinch hit double. Johnson plated two runs that upped the lead from two at 4-2 to a comfortable four-run margin.
Concordia will stay in the Twin Cities and take on Edgewood on Friday, Mar. 12 at 10 p.m. in the Metrodome. The Cobbers will be hoping to avenge their two losses against the Eagles last weekend.