|Concordia sophomore Kesley Jones went 4-for-7 and drove in four runs in the Cobbers' split at St. Kate's on Thursday.|
|Another Conference Split!|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 22, 2010
|Game 1 Linescore
Game 2 Linescore (9 inn.)
Opponent's Website: St. Kate's Fastpitch Softball
MIAC Website: MIAC Fastpitch Softball
ST. PAUL, Minn. (4/22/10)-- For the third straight conference road doubleheader Concordia was able to come away with a split. On Thursday, the Cobbers gave up a nine-run second inning and fell 9-6 and then they scored a single run in the ninth inning of game two to take the nightcap 4-3. CC is now 3-3 in their last six games and moves to 5-11 in the conference. Concordia is now 8-25 overall.
The first game revolved around the nine-run second inning for the Wildcats. Once again the Cobbers were doomed by a multiple-run inning that was the difference in the game. Concordia left the bases loaded in the first inning and then watched as St. Kate's ran up 16 batters to the plate in the second frame and scored all of their runs in the game on seven hits. The Wildcats were aided by three Cobber errors in the inning and seven of the nine runs that scored were unearned.
Concordia tried to chip away at the lead when they scored four times in the third inning. The biggest hit coming from Kesley Jones who hit a three-run home run. It would be the first of her two long balls on the day. CC then got to within three in the fourth frame when Joelle Link doubled to left field and drove in a pair of runs.
The Cobbers outhit St. Kate's 13-12 in the first game. Concordia had four different players with at least two hits in the game. Jones went 2-for-3 and drove in three runs. Senior Maddie Haroldson was 3-for-4 and scored two runs. Link and Michelle Olek both had two hits in the opener. Link was 2-for-4 with the two RBI while Olek was 2-for-3 and drove in one run.
In the second game, Concordia trailed 2-0 after the first inning but then scored once in the second and then took the lead in the sixth inning when Jones hit a solo shot and then Becki Zimmerman doubled home Link.
St. Kate's tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of seventh inning which set the stage for freshman Kaia Sele to record her second straight game-winning hit. Sele singled home Nikki Clouse to get the game-winning run for CC.
The Cobbers outhit the Wildcats for the second straight game and once again had more than 10 hits. Clouse led the team with three hits. Sele, Jones and Zimmerman had two hits each. Jones also finished off the game in the circle as she threw the final 4.0 innings, gave up three hits and only allowed one earned run to pick up her fourth win of the year.
The Cobbers will now return home to host the finale three doubleheaders of the MIAC season. CC will square off against St. Mary's on Saturday, Apr. 24 at 1 p.m.