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College Information
School: Concordia-Moorhead
Founded : 1891
Location: Moorhead, MN
Enrollment : 2950
President : Rev. Thomas Thomsen
Athletic Director: Dr. Armin Pipho
Team Nickname:  Cobbers
Colors: Maroon and Gold
Logo: The Chicago "C"
Faculty Athletic Rep: Jim Forde
Arena:
 

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Concordia Women's Softball
First year of softball: 1987
Years in post-season play: 0
All-time record: 196-221

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Steve Baumgartner
Head Coach
 (15th year) 

Women's Softball Staff
Head CoachSteve Baumgartner
Alma Mater/Year: Concordia '82
Record at school (years): 196-221(14)
Career record:
Head Coach's office phone: 218-299-4166
Best time/day to reach coach:

Assistant Coaches:
Deb Lien, NDSU '94

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Sports Information
S.I.D: Jim Cella
Office Ph.:  218-299-3194
Home Ph: 218-233-3698
Fax: 218-299-4189
E-Mail Address: cella@cord.edu
WWW Address: http://www.cord.edu/dept/sports/
 

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2000 Game-by Game Results
H/A Date   Opponent          Result
  A 2/28-3/3 Gene Cussic Classic Fort Myers Fl.
     2/28 v Cabrini         L 2-5
     2/28 v RIT             L 0-2
     2/29 v Ohio Northern   W 7-1
     2/29 v Johnson & Wales W 13-0
     3/1  v Eastern College W 6-3
     3/1  v Adrian          L 7-10
     3/2  v Saginaw         W 5-4
     3/2  v Saginaw         L 0-4
     3/3  v Alma            L 5-6
     3/3  v Capital         L 4-14
  A 3/9-10 UST Dome Invite
     3/9  v Buena Vista     W 4-2
     3/10 v Luther          L 5-4
     3/10 v St. Thomas      L 0-2
  A 3/31-4/1 @ Central IA
     3/31 v William Jewell  L 2-4
     3/31 v Central         L 2-7
     4/1  v Dordt           W 10-5
     4/1  v Grinnell        W 11-6
  A 4/4  Augsburg           L 2-4
  A 4/4  Augsburg           L 3-5
  A 4/8  St. Olaf           W 3-2
  A 4/8  St. Olaf           W 5-4
  A 4/13 Hamline            W 6-1
  A 4/13 Hamline            W 6-1
H   4/18 Macalester         W 8-1
H   4/18 Macalester         W 12-4
H   4/19 Bethel             W 6-0
H   4/19 Bethel             W 7-1
  A 4/22 St. Mary's         W 1-0
  A 4/22 St. Mary's         L 0-7
H   4/24 Gustavus           W 3-2
H   4/24 Gustavus           L 1-4
H   5/1  Carleton           L 0-2
H   5/1  Carleton           L 0-4
H   5/2  St. Kate's         W 13-0
H   5/2  St. Kate's         W 11-6
H   5/4  Moorhead St        W 6-0
H   5/4  Moorhead St.       L 0-4
  A 5/5  St. Thomas         L 0-1
  A 5/5  St. Thomas         L 0-6
  A 5/6  St. Ben's          W 1-0
  A 5/6  St. Ben's          W 9-1

Final record: 14-8  MIAC,  22-19 overall

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2000 Cobber Women's Softball Schedule
*-MIAC D-Doubleheader w/Men #-JV Prelim
H/A Date  Opponent      Time
  A  3/9-10  St. Thomas Dome Tourney
     3/9  Concordia vs. Coe College    3:30
     3/9  Concordia vs. Luther College 5:30
     3/10 Concordia vs. Coe College    9:00
     3/10 Concordia vs. St. Thomas     1:00
  A  TBA  Central Tournament
  A  3/28 MSU-Moorhead   3:30
H    4/4  Augsburg
H    4/7  St. Olaf
H    4/9  Hamline
  A  4/10 Gustavus
  A  4/18 Macalester
  A  4/21 Bethel
H    4/24 St. Thomas
  A  4/26 Carleton
H    4/28 St. Mary's
  A  5/2* St. Catherine
H    5/5  St. Ben's

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Concordia Series Records Against MIAC Opponents:
Opponent      W  L   Series Started
Augsburg      7  18  1989
Bethel        10 3   1994
Carleton      16 7   1989
Gustavus      9  15  1989
Hamline       17 5   1989
Macalester    16 6   1989
St. Ben's     8  16  1989
St. Kate's    18 0   1989
St. Mary’s    7  15  1989
St. Olaf      9  15  1989
St. Thomas    1  21  1989

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Player & Team Information
Overall record last year: 22-10
Conference record/finish: 14-8, 3rd place

Letterwinners returning/lost: 11/2
Starters Returning/lost: 7/2

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Key Returning Players
No Name                  Pos   Gr  Ht   H'town St HS
15 Heather Stohs         IF    Sr. 5-6  Perham MN Perham
- Three-year starter, career .277 average, led team in triples in 2000.
18 Christine Moen        P     Sr. 5-10 Glenwood MN Minnewaska
- 3.27 era in 2000, led team in saves.
20 Amanda Schindeldecker IF    Jr. 5-8  Menahga MN Menhaga
- Two-year starter at 3B, led team in assists & second on the team in HR's in 2000.
23 Kathy Braun           IF    Jr. 5-5  Willmar MN Willmar
- Two-year starter at 2B, third on the team in BA and on-base pct. in 2000.
25 Erin Gunderson         P    Jr. 5-10 Princeton MN Princeton
- Two-time All-Region and All-MIAC selection. Top five in the MIAC in ERA and K's.
26 Jill Pontius          C     Jr. 5-7  Eagle Bend MN Eagle Valley
- Team Leader in 2000 in batting average(.368), slugging pct.(.544) & on-base pct.(.406).
 

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Key Losses (grad/transfer/injury/misc.)
Name                  Pos   Hometown St
Laura Danielson       SS    Bemidji, MN
- Four-year starter in the infield, 2000 All-Conference Honorable Mention.
Cindy Frey            OF    St. Paul, MN
- 2-Time All-MIAC Player, 2000 team leader in home runs and runs scored, second on the the team in batting with a .319 average.

Key Newcomers
Name                    Pos    Yr  Ht   Hometown/High School
11 Kayla Kellen          P     Fr. 5-6  Wheaton MN Wheaton
12 Danielle Englehorn    OF    Fr. 5-8  Windom MN Windom
14 Christina Hagen       1B    Fr. 5-3  Cooperstown ND Marshall County
16 Stephanie Gemar       SS/OF Fr. 5-8  Felton MN Shanley
17 Kristina Brakke       IF    Fr. 6-0  Moorhead MN Moorhead
28 Lisa Melius           IF    Fr. 5-10 Faulkton SD Faulkton

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Season Outlook and Notes:

The Concordia College softball team is hoping to reach the final frontier this season. The past two seasons the Cobbers have finished third, and narrowly missed being selected for the postseason. This year the
team is looking to break on through to the top two and gain their first-ever bid to the NCAA tournament.

Steve Baumgartner enters his 15th year as head coach optimistic that a solid 1-2 pitching combination will push them to the edge of their goals. Offensively Concordia will look to strengthen the middle of the
lineup to replace two-time All-MIAC centerfielder Cindy Frey (St. Paul, MN) who graduated last spring.
The other hole to fill is at shortstop where four-year starter Laura Danielson (Bemidji, MN), who also
graduated, solidified the left side of the infield with her range and athleticism.

The foundation for Concordia this year will be two-time All-Region and All-MIAC pitcher Erin Gunderson (Jr., Princeton, MN). Gunderson was in the top five in the conference in every pitching category in 2000, and currently holds every pitching mark in the school record book. She won 19 games last year and struck out 141 batters in 179 innings of work. She also held opponents to a .183 average in her 31 games. Adding a solid 1-2 punch will be senior hurler Christine Moen (Glenwood, MN). Moen is a three-year starter who led the Cobbers in saves last year and has a 3.49 career ERA.

Concordia returns four of their top five hitters in 2001. Leading the hit parade is junior catcher Jill Pontius (Eagle Bend, MN). Pontius was the team leader in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging
percentage. Kathy Braun (Jr., Willmar, MN) a three-year starter at second base, will return as the leadoff
hitter. She finished the 2000 season third on the team in batting average and on-base percentage.
Designated player Heather Stohs (Sr., Perham, MN), Pontius and Gunderson will give the Cobbers a
potent top four in the batting order. Stohs, a career .277 hitter, led the team in at-bats last year. Finding a
bottom five in the order that can threaten consistently will be a priority for Baumgartner. Junior Amanda
Schindeldecker (Menahga, MN) and sophomores Jill Flatau (Perham, MN) and Becky Bouwman
(Glenwood, MN) will be called on to consistently provide run support to the offense. Flatau finished her
first year with a .284 average and a .405 slugging percentage.

In the field Concordia has two key spots to fill in the middle of the diamond. Danielson at shortstop and
Frey in centerfield were the vocal captains that organized the defense. The right side of the infield will
remain intact from last year as Stacie Johnson (So., Belgrade, MN) will benefit from a years experience at first base and Braun provides a strong presence at second. Schindeldecker will anchor the left side as she
returns for her third year as the starting thirdbaseman. The biggest question mark on the team will be the
starting outfield where only Flatau, Bouwman and fellow sophomore Shyla Wilson (So., Cohasset, MN)
return from a year ago.

Concordia will start the year indoors at the University of St. Thomas Invitational on March 9th and 10th with games against Coe (IA), Luther (IA) and host St. Thomas. They open MIAC play three weeks later when they host Augsburg on April 4th. They are home for the first three series in league play before playing on the road for three consecutive series. The critical stretch of the season will be from April 24th through April 28th when the Cobbers play Str. Thomas, Carleton and St. Mary's in a five-day stretch. St. Mary's is the defending national champion and St. Thomas is the preseason favorite to win the MIAC.
 

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2001 Preseason Roster:
See current roster on 2001 roster page |

No Name                  Pos   Gr  Ht   H'town St HS
10 Stacie Johnson        IF    So. 5-10 Belgrade MN BBE
11 Kayla Kellen          P     Fr. 5-6  Wheaton MN Wheaton
12 Danielle Englehorn    OF    Fr. 5-8  Windom MN Windom
13 Shyla Wilson          C     So. 5-6  Cohasset MN Grand Rapids
14 Christina Hagen       1B    Fr. 5-3  Cooperstown ND Marshall County
15 Heather Stohs         IF    Sr. 5-6  Perham MN Perham
16 Stephanie Gemar       SS/OF Fr. 5-8  Felton MN Shanley
17 Kristina Brakke       IF    Fr. 6-0  Moorhead MN Moorhead
18 Christine Moen        P     Sr. 5-10 Glenwood MN Minnewaska
19 Jill Flatau           OF    So. 5-6  Perham MN Perham
20 Amanda Schindeldecker P/IF  Jr. 5-8  Menahga MN Menhaga
21 Becky Bouwman         OF    So. 5-8  Glenwood MN Minnewaska
22 Megan Johnson         1B/OF Jr. 5-6  Fergus Falls MN Fergus Falls
23 Kathy Braun           IF/OF Jr. 5-5  Willmar MN Willmar
25 Erin Gunderson        P/OF  Jr. 5-10 Princeton MN Princeton
26 Jill Pontius          C/IF  Jr. 5-7  Eagle Bend MN Eagle Valley
28 Lisa Melius           IF    Fr. 5-10 Faulkton SD Faulkton

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