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Site  Date   Opponent                         Time 
 A    4/09    Augsburg College             2:00pm

 
 2002 Concordia Softball Line Score
Teams 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Concordia 2 3 0 0 3 15 x 23 19 2
Augsburg College 0 5 1 2 0 2 x 10 11 4
WP - Gretta Stritesky (4-1) 

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(Doubleheader Recap from Don Stoner - Augsburg SID.)
MINNEAPOLIS (4/9/02) -- Augsburg College's Rachael Ekholm (Sr., Richfield, Minn.) set a single-season school record for home runs and recorded her 300th career strikeout as a pitcher, but Concordia-Moorhead gained a doubleheader sweep of the host Auggies in Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference softball action Tuesday afternoon at Augsburg's Edor Nelson Field. Concordia won the first game 23-10 in six innings and the second game 3-2.

Concordia-Moorhead, playing its first games in 11 days, improves to 7-3 overall and 2-0 in MIAC play. Augsburg drops to 5-11-1 overall and 1-5 in the MIAC. The games were played in Augsburg's Edor Nelson Field indoor air structure.

Ekholm hit two home runs on the afternoon, a two-run homer in the first game and a solo shot in the second, to give her six home runs on the year, breaking her single-season record of four set in the 2000 season. She extended her career school record to 13 homers. Pitching the second game, Ekholm recorded three strikeouts to give her 300 career strikeouts, the first Auggie ever to reach that mark. She set Augsburg's career strikeout record last season; second place on the career striktout list is 214 (Kerri Kangas,1995-98).

However, Ekholm's accomplishments were the few bright spots for the Auggies in the doubleheader.

In the first game, Concordia broke a 8-8 tie with a 15-run sixth inning, going through the batting order twice and sending 20 hitters to the plate. The onslaught included a three-run home run by Shyla Wilson (Jr., Cohasset, Minn./Grand Rapids HS), two-run doubles by Jill Pontius (Sr., Eagle Bend, Minn./Eagle Valley HS), Erin Gunderson (Sr., Princeton, Minn.) and Stephanie Gemar (So., Felton, Minn./Shanley HS), and run-scoring singles by Jolene Rebertus (Fr., Chanhassen, Minn./Chaska HS), Kristina Brakke (So., Moorhead, Minn.), Jessica Worthington (Fr., Bozeman, Mont./Belgrade HS) and Mandy Pearson (Fr., Watkins, Minn./Eden Valley-Watkins HS).

Concordia took a 5-0 lead after two innings, as Pontius hit a two-run homer in the first and Rebertus, Kathy Braun (Sr., Willmar, Minn.) and Stacie Johnson (Jr., Belgrade, Minn./BBE HS) hit run-scoring singles in the second.

But Augsburg tied the game at 5-5 with a five-run second frame, sending 10 batters to the plate. Becky Ruckel (Fr., Andover, Minn./Anoka HS) had a run-scoring single and Ekholm tied the game with a two-run double. The Auggies held an 8-5 lead after four innings, thanks to a run scored on a wild pitch and run-scoring singles by Jennie LaManna (Sr., South St. Paul, Minn.) and Melissa Lee (So., Cannon Falls, Minn./Randolph HS) in the fourth.

Concordia tied the game in the fifth, with run-scoring doubles by Wilson and Braun, and a run-scoring single by Rebertus.

Wilson and Rebertus led the Cobbers in the first game, each going 3-for-3 with three runs scored. Wilson had four RBI and Rebertus drove in three runs. Pontius had five RBI, going 2-for-5 and collecting three runs, while Gunderson went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and two driven in.

Lee led Augsburg with a 3-for-3 game at the plate, while LaManna, Lideen and Ekholm had two runs each, Ekholm collecting four RBI.

Gretta Stritesky (Fr., Ogilvie, Minn.) picked up the pitching win for Concordia, while Augsburg used three pitchers in the game.

The second game was a much closer affair, as a matchup of the teams' top pitchers, Ekholm for Augsburg and Gunderson for Concordia. Both pitched complete-game, seven-inning performances, with Ekholm striking out three and Gunderson striking out four.

In the first inning, Concordia's Pontius singled home Braun with the first run of the game, and Pearson scored later in the frame on a double-play groundout. Augsburg scored in the first, when Ekholm hit a sacrifice fly to drive in Kristen Lideen (So., Champlin, Minn./Champlin Park HS). The Auggies tied the game in the third, when Ekholm hit her solo homer to right field. Concordia took the lead for good in the fifth, when Braun singled to drive in Jill Flatau (Jr., Perham, Minn.).

Ekholm went 2-for-2 to lead the Auggies, who collected just four hits off of Gunderson. Ekholm allowed six Concordia hits, two each from Pontius and Flatau.

Concordia returns to MIAC action on Wednesday (4/10), hosting St. Benedict in a rescheduled doubleheader at 4 p.m. Augsburg returns to action on Saturday (4/13), hosting St. Thomas in a doubleheader at the University of Minnesota's Cowles Stadium. The game is being moved to the Minnesota field because Augsburg's air-supported dome over Edor Nelson Field is being taken down this weekend.

 

Concordia-Moorhead at Augsburg College (Game 1)
04/09/02 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Edor Nelson Field)

Concordia-Moorhead 23 (6-3,1-0 MIAC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kathy Braun 2b...........  4  1  2  2   0  0  2  0   0
 Stephanie Gemar ph......  1  0  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Mandy Pearson ss.........  3  1  2  1   2  0  2  0   0
Stacie Johnson 1b........  4  1  1  1   0  0  8  0   0
 Megan Metcalf pr/ph.....  2  2  0  0   0  0  0  0   2
Jill Pontius c...........  5  3  2  5   0  0  2  1   4
Erin Gunderson dp........  4  3  2  2   1  1  0  0   0
Shyla Wilson rf..........  3  3  3  4   1  0  0  1   0
 Jenei Estrada ph........  0  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Megan Johnson cf.........  3  2  1  0   1  1  2  0   0
 Kristina Brakke ph......  1  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Jill Flatau lf...........  4  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   1
 Becky Bouwman ph........  0  1  0  0   1  0  0  0   0
Jolene Rebertus 3b.......  3  3  3  3   1  0  0  4   0
 Jessica Worthington ph..  1  1  1  2   0  0  0  0   0
Gretta Stritesky p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  2  3   0
Totals................... 38 23 19 22   8  2 18  9   7

Augsburg College 10 (5-10-1,1-4 MIAC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kristen Lideen ss........  4  2  2  0   0  0  4  2   0
Becky Ruckel rf..........  3  1  1  1   0  0  0  0   0
Rachael Ekholm cf........  4  1  2  4   0  0  1  2   0
Jennie LaManna 2b........  3  2  2  1   1  0  3  1   2
Melissa Lee 3b...........  3  2  3  1   0  0  2  3   0
Christine Matthews 1b....  4  0  0  0   0  1  6  1   1
Jennifer Lemke c.........  3  0  0  0   1  0  2  0   2
Lindsay Ruliffson dp.....  3  1  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Trisha Pederson lf.......  3  1  1  0   0  1  0  0   1
Mindy Evers p............  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Becky Peters p..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
 Heather Yerbich p.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Totals................... 30 10 11  7   2  3 18  9   6

Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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Concordia-Moorhead.. 230 03(15) - 23 19  2
Augsburg College.... 051 202    - 10 11  4
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E - Braun; Johnson,S; Lideen 2; LaManna; Lee. LOB - Concordia 7; Augsburg 6.
2B - Braun; Gemar; Pontius; Gunderson; Wilson; Rebertus; Ekholm; Lee. 3B -
Johnson,M. HR - Pontius(1); Wilson(1); Ekholm(5). HBP - Braun; Lee. SH -
Pearson; Ruckel. SB - Braun.

Concordia-Moorhead     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Gretta Stritesky....  6.0 11 10  4  2  3 30 34   -

Augsburg College       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Mindy Evers.........  4.0  8  7  5  3  2 20 24   -
Becky Peters........  1.2  7 13  6  4  0 13 18   -
Heather Yerbich.....  0.1  4  3  0  1  0  5  6   -

Win - Stritesky (3-1).  Loss - Peters (0-5).  Save - None.
WP - Stritesky; Evers; Peters 3. HB - Stritesky; Peters. PB - Lemke. Inherited
runners/scored: Peters 1/1; Yerbich 2/2.
Umpires - Home:Nate Shannon  1st:Bruce Kuiper
Start: 2:00 pm   Time: 2:14   Attendance: 50
Game: 040902G1
Game notes:
Concordia sent 20 hitters to plate in 15-run 6th inning;
Rachael Ekholm's HR sets single-season school record with 5 HRs; extends
her school record for career HRs to 12.
Evers faced 2 batters in the 5th.

Play-by-Play

                                Augsburg College
         Concordia-Moorhead at Augsburg College (Game 1) - Play-by-Play
               04/09/02 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Edor Nelson Field)


Score by Innings                   R  H  E
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Concordia-Moorhead.. 230 03(15) - 23 19  2
Augsburg College.... 051 202    - 10 11  4
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Concordia-Moorhead starters: 23/2b Braun; 15/ss Pearson; 10/1b Johnson,S;
   26/c Pontius; 25/dp Gunderson; 13/rf Wilson; 22/cf Johnson,M; 19/lf
   Flatau; 18/3b Rebertus; 24/p Stritesky;

Augsburg College starters: 20/ss Lideen; 19/rf Ruckel; 7/cf Ekholm; 11/2b
   LaManna; 22/3b Lee; 16/1b Matthews; 8/c Lemke; 23/dp Ruliffson; 18/lf
   Pederson; 13/p Evers;

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 1

   Braun flied out to cf. Pearson singled, out at second cf to 2b. Johnson,S
   reached on an error by ss. Pontius homered to left field, 2 RBI,
   unearned; Johnson,S scored, unearned. Gunderson grounded out to 2b. 2
   runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 1

   Lideen grounded out to 3b. Ruckel out at first rf to 1b. Ekholm grounded
   out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 2

   Wilson walked. Johnson,M walked; Wilson advanced to second. Flatau popped
   up to 1b, bunt. Rebertus doubled to center field, RBI; Johnson,M advanced
   to third; Wilson scored. Braun singled to shortstop, RBI; Rebertus
   advanced to third; Johnson,M scored. Pearson popped up to 2b. Braun stole
   second. Johnson,S singled to left field, RBI; Braun advanced to third;
   Rebertus scored. Pontius popped up to ss. 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2
   LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 2

   LaManna walked. Lee hit by pitch; LaManna advanced to second. Matthews
   popped up to p. Lemke grounded out to p; Lee advanced to second; LaManna
   advanced to third. Ruliffson reached on an error by 1b; Lee scored,
   unearned; LaManna scored, unearned. Pederson singled to right field;
   Ruliffson advanced to second. Lideen singled to center field; Pederson
   advanced to second; Ruliffson advanced to third. Ruckel singled to center
   field, RBI; Lideen advanced to second; Pederson advanced to third;
   Ruliffson scored, unearned. Ekholm doubled to left center, 2 RBI; Ruckel
   advanced to third; Lideen scored, unearned; Pederson scored, unearned.
   LaManna popped up to 2b. 5 runs, 4 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 3

   Gunderson struck out looking. Wilson singled up the middle. Wilson
   advanced to second on a passed ball. Johnson,M struck out swinging.
   Flatau lined out to ss. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 3

   Lee doubled to center field. Matthews struck out swinging, out at first c
   to 1b. Lemke walked. Ruliffson grounded out to p; Lemke advanced to
   second; Lee advanced to third. Lemke advanced to third; Lee scored on a
   wild pitch. Pederson struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 4

   Rebertus walked. Braun reached on an error by 3b; Rebertus advanced to
   second. Pearson out at first 1b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Braun advanced to
   second; Rebertus advanced to third. Johnson,S grounded out to ss. Pontius
   lined out to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 4

   Lideen singled up the middle. Ruckel out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt;
   Lideen advanced to second. Ekholm flied out to cf. LaManna singled,
   advanced to second on the throw, RBI; Lideen scored. Lee singled,
   advanced to second on the throw, RBI; LaManna scored. Matthews flied out
   to ss. 2 runs, 3 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 5

   Gunderson singled to center field. Gunderson advanced to second on a wild
   pitch. Wilson doubled to right center, RBI; Gunderson scored. Peters to p
   for Evers. Johnson,M lined out to ss. Flatau grounded out to 3b; Wilson
   advanced to third. Rebertus singled to shortstop, RBI; Wilson scored.
   Braun doubled, out at second cf to 3b to ss, RBI; Rebertus scored. 3
   runs, 4 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 5

   Lemke popped up to p. Ruliffson struck out looking. Pederson grounded out
   to p. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 6

   Pearson walked. Johnson,S reached on a fielder's choice; Pearson advanced
   to second on an error by 2b. Metcalf pinch ran for Johnson,S. Metcalf
   advanced to second; Pearson advanced to third on a wild pitch. Pontius
   doubled to center field, 2 RBI; Metcalf scored; Pearson scored, unearned.
   Pontius advanced to third on a wild pitch. Gunderson walked. Wilson
   homered to right field, 3 RBI; Gunderson scored; Pontius scored.
   Johnson,M tripled to left field. Flatau grounded out to ss. Rebertus
   singled up the middle, RBI; Johnson,M scored. Braun hit by pitch;
   Rebertus advanced to second. Pearson walked; Braun advanced to second;
   Rebertus advanced to third. Metcalf pinch hit. Metcalf reached on a
   fielder's choice; Pearson advanced to second; Braun advanced to third;
   Rebertus scored on an error by ss, unearned. Pontius reached on a
   fielder's choice, RBI; Metcalf advanced to second; Pearson out at third
   3b unassisted; Braun scored, unearned. Gunderson doubled to left field, 2
   RBI; Pontius scored, unearned; Metcalf scored, unearned. Estrada pinch
   hit for Wilson. Gunderson advanced to third on a wild pitch. Estrada
   walked. Brakke pinch hit for Johnson,M. Yerbich to p for Peters. Brakke
   singled down the lf line, RBI; Estrada advanced to second; Gunderson
   scored, unearned. Bouwman pinch hit for Flatau. Bouwman walked; Brakke
   advanced to second; Estrada advanced to third. Worthington pinch hit for
   Rebertus. Worthington singled, 2 RBI; Bouwman advanced to second; Brakke
   scored, unearned; Estrada scored, unearned. Gemar pinch hit for Braun.
   Gemar doubled to left field, RBI; Worthington advanced to third; Bouwman
   scored, unearned. Pearson singled, RBI; Gemar advanced to third;
   Worthington scored, unearned. Metcalf grounded out to 3b. 15 runs, 9
   hits, 2 errors, 2 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 6

   Braun to 2b for Gemar. Johnson,S to 1b for Metcalf. Wilson to rf for
   Estrada. Johnson,M to cf for Brakke. Flatau to lf for Bouwman. Rebertus
   to 3b for Worthington. Lideen grounded out to 3b. Ruckel reached on an
   error by 2b. Ekholm homered to center field, 2 RBI; Ruckel scored,
   unearned. LaManna singled to right field. Lee singled; LaManna advanced
   to third. Matthews lined out to cf. Lemke popped up to ss. 2 runs, 3
   hits, 1 error, 2 LOB.









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