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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 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 6 2
Augsburg College 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 4 1
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 2)
04/09/02 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Edor Nelson Field)

Concordia-Moorhead 3 (7-3,2-0 MIAC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kathy Braun 2b...........  2  1  1  1   0  0  5  0   0
Mandy Pearson ss.........  2  1  0  0   0  0  2  2   0
Shyla Wilson rf..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Jill Pontius c...........  3  0  2  1   0  0  4  2   0
 Stephanie Gemar pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Erin Gunderson p.........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  3   1
Kristina Brakke 1b.......  3  0  0  0   0  1  6  0   1
Megan Johnson cf.........  3  0  0  0   0  1  2  0   0
Jill Flatau lf...........  3  1  2  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jolene Rebertus 3b.......  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  3   1
Totals................... 24  3  6  2   0  3 21 10   3

Augsburg College 2 (5-11-1,1-5 MIAC)

Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
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Kristen Lideen ss........  3  1  1  0   0  0  1  1   0
Becky Ruckel rf..........  3  0  0  0   0  0  2  0   0
Rachael Ekholm p.........  2  1  2  2   0  0  0  2   0
 Kristin Johnson pr......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
Jennie LaManna 2b........  2  0  0  0   0  2  2  4   0
Melissa Lee 3b...........  3  0  0  0   0  0  0  5   0
Christine Matthews 1b....  2  0  0  0   1  1 11  0   1
Trisha Pederson lf.......  2  0  1  0   0  0  1  0   0
Jennifer Lemke c.........  1  0  0  0   0  0  3  1   1
 Heather Yerbich ph......  1  0  0  0   0  1  0  0   0
Melynda Kleewein cf......  2  0  0  0   1  0  1  0   2
Totals................... 21  2  4  2   2  4 21 13   4

Score by Innings                  R  H  E
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Concordia-Moorhead.. 200 010 0 -  3  6  2
Augsburg College.... 101 000 0 -  2  4  1
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E - Braun; Johnson,M; Ekholm. DP - Augsburg 1. LOB - Concordia 3; Augsburg
4. 2B - Pontius; Flatau. HR - Ekholm(6). HBP - Braun; Lemke. SH - Pearson;
Rebertus; LaManna; Pederson. SF - Ekholm. CS - Braun; Kleewein.

Concordia-Moorhead     IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Erin Gunderson......  7.0  4  2  1  2  4 21 27   -

Augsburg College       IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF  NP
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Rachael Ekholm......  7.0  6  3  2  0  3 24 27   -

Win - Gunderson (4-2).  Loss - Ekholm (5-6).  Save - None.
WP - Gunderson. HB - Gunderson; Ekholm. Inherited runners/scored: None.
Umpires - Home:Bruce Kuiper  1st:Nate Shannon
Start: 4:30 pm   Time: 1:18   Attendance: 50
Game: 040902G2
Game notes:
Rachael Ekholm hits her school-record 6th HR of season, giving her school
career record 13; Ekholm also records her 300th career strikeout as a
pitcher, Augsburg's all-time career record.

Play-by-Play

                                Augsburg College
         Concordia-Moorhead at Augsburg College (Game 2) - Play-by-Play
               04/09/02 at Minneapolis, Minn. (Edor Nelson Field)


Score by Innings                  R  H  E
-----------------------------------------
Concordia-Moorhead.. 200 010 0 -  3  6  2
Augsburg College.... 101 000 0 -  2  4  1
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Concordia-Moorhead starters: 23/2b Braun; 15/ss Pearson; 13/rf Wilson; 26/c
   Pontius; 25/p Gunderson; 17/1b Brakke; 22/cf Johnson,M; 19/lf Flatau;
   18/3b Rebertus;

Augsburg College starters: 20/ss Lideen; 19/rf Ruckel; 7/p Ekholm; 11/2b
   LaManna; 22/3b Lee; 16/1b Matthews; 18/lf Pederson; 8/c Lemke; 14/cf
   Kleewein;

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 1

   Braun hit by pitch. Pearson reached on an error by p, SAC, bunt; Braun
   advanced to second. Wilson singled to center field; Pearson advanced to
   second; Braun advanced to third. Pontius singled to center field, RBI;
   Wilson advanced to second; Pearson advanced to third; Braun scored.
   Gunderson grounded into double play 2b to 1b; Pontius out on the play;
   Wilson advanced to third; Pearson scored, unearned. Brakke struck out
   swinging. 2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 1

   Lideen singled, advanced to second on an error by cf, advanced to third.
   Ruckel grounded out to 3b. Ekholm flied out to cf, SF, RBI; Lideen
   scored, unearned. LaManna struck out swinging. 1 run, 1 hit, 1 error, 0
   LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 2

   Johnson,M flied out to lf. Flatau flied out to rf. Rebertus grounded out
   to 3b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 2

   Lee flied out to cf. Matthews walked. Pederson out at first p to 2b, SAC,
   bunt; Matthews advanced to second. Lemke hit by pitch. Kleewein reached
   on a fielder's choice; Lemke out at second 2b unassisted. 0 runs, 0 hits,
   0 errors, 2 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 3

   Braun grounded out to 2b. Pearson grounded out to 2b. Wilson grounded out
   to 2b. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 3

   Lideen flied out to 2b. Ruckel flied out to 2b. Ekholm homered to right
   field, RBI. LaManna struck out looking. 1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 4

   Pontius grounded out to ss. Gunderson grounded out to 3b. Brakke flied
   out to rf. 0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 4

   Lee grounded out to ss. Matthews grounded out to 3b. Pederson singled up
   the middle. Lemke grounded out to p. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 5

   Johnson,M struck out swinging. Flatau singled to shortstop. Rebertus out
   at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Flatau advanced to second. Braun singled to
   right field, RBI; Flatau scored. Braun out at second c to ss, caught
   stealing. 1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 5

   Kleewein reached on an error by 2b. Kleewein advanced to second on a wild
   pitch. Kleewein out at second c to ss, caught stealing. Lideen lined out
   to ss. Ruckel grounded out to ss. 0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 0 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 6

   Pearson grounded out to p. Wilson grounded out to p. Pontius doubled to
   center field. Gemar pinch ran for Pontius. Gunderson grounded out to 3b.
   0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 6

   Pontius to c for Gemar. Ekholm singled up the middle. Johnson pinch ran
   for Ekholm. LaManna out at first 3b to 2b, SAC, bunt; Johnson advanced to
   second. Lee reached on a fielder's choice; Johnson out at third p to 3b.
   Matthews struck out looking. 0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Concordia-Moorhead - inning 7

   Ekholm to p for Johnson. Brakke lined out to cf. Johnson,M grounded out
   to 3b. Flatau doubled to left field. Rebertus struck out swinging. 0
   runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.

Augsburg College - inning 7

   Pederson flied out to rf. Yerbich pinch hit for Lemke. Yerbich struck out
   swinging. Kleewein walked. Kleewein out at first c to 1b, picked off. 0
   runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.









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