|Senior Adam Johnson (#9) earned the win in the first game of the Cobbers' doubleheader split at Carleton on Wednesday.|
|Cobbers Fit To Be Split!|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 21, 2010
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Opponent's Website: Carleton Baseball
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NORTHFIELD, Minn. (4/21/10)-- For the second straight road doubleheader, Concordia had a chance to finish off a sweep with a two-run lead in the bottom of the final inning. And for the second straight conference twinbill, the Cobbers' opponent was able to find a way to tie the game in the bottom of the inning and then win it later in extra innings.
On Wednesday Concordia claimed a 7-5 win over Carleton in Northfield in the first game and then had a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh only to have the Knights come up with two runs in the final frame, score one more in the eighth inning and win 5-4.
The split keeps the Cobbers atop the MIAC standings but for the first time in weeks, CC is now tied for the top spot. The good news for Concordia is that they have five doubleheaders left in the league season and four will be at home. Concordia is 7-3 and deadlocked with St. Olaf for the lead in the conference standings. That tie will be broken on Saturday when the Cobbers host the Oles in a showdown in Moorhead at 1 p.m. CC is now 16-11 in all games.
Carleton moves to 5-7 in the MIAC and has now split their last four conference doubleheaders. They are 9-20 in all games.
The Cobbers bolted out of the gate in the first game as they scored at least one run in the first four innings and sprinted to a 7-0 lead heading into the bottom of the fifth. The Knights would score three in the fifth and then add two more in the seventh to make the game close at 7-5.
Adam Johnson pitched the first 6.2 innings and allowed five earned runs while striking out three. Ryan Johnson came on to record the final out of the game when Carleton had a runner on second and two outs. Ryan Johnson got the final out on a strikeout to earn his fifth save of the year. Adam Johnson picked up his third win of the year and is now 3-3 in all games.
Concordia and Carleton both had nine hits in the opener. Jake Krause, Dan Wackler and Jordan Doschadis all had two hits in the game. Krause was 2-for-4 and scored three times while driving in two runs. Wackler went 2-for-4 with 2 RBI but left the game in the top of the sixth inning after pulling up with a tight hamstring. Before leaving, Wackler upped his hitting streak to 15 games. Doschadis was 2-for-4 and has had multiple-hit games in his last four contests and during that time has a .687 average during that time.
In the second game, Cobber starter Andrew Skow-Anderson gave up a pair of runs in the first inning and then handcuffed the Knights for the next five innings. From the second through the sixth frame, Skow-Anderson gave up only three hits and did not allow a base runner past second base.
The Cobber offense scored a pair of runs in the first frame on RBI singles from Michael Carlson and Nate Haase. They added single runs in the third and fifth innings.
With a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the seventh, the Cobbers watched as the Knights earned a walk and then knocked a double to right field to start the inning. A ground out to second advanced both runners up one base and then a sacrifice fly tied the game and sent it into extra innings.
In the eighth, Concordia went down 1-2-3 and then Carleton won the game on a walk and a triple.
The Cobbers had six hits in the nightcap and were led by Nick Lewis who went 2-for-3. With the two hits, Lewis extended his hitting streak to 16 games which is the longest of his career. Krause went 1-for-3 in the second game and finished the day 3-for-7 with four runs scored.
Concordia will host St. Olaf on Saturday at 1 p.m. in a battle of the teams tied atop the MIAC standings.