|Senior Chris Fellows gets ready to deliver a pitch vs. St. Olaf. Fellows allowed only two runs and four hits in CC's game 1 win.|
|The Year of the Split!|
Courtesy of GoCobbers.com, Release: April 25, 2010
Game 1 Linescore
Game 2 Linescore
Gameday Program: CC vs. STO Gameday Program
Opponent's Website: St. Olaf Baseball
MIAC Website: MIAC Baseball
MOORHEAD, Minn. (4/25/10)-- With all due respect to the Chinese Year of the Tiger, the Cobbers have turned 2010 into the Year of the Split.
For the fourth straight conference doubleheader, Concordia came away with a win and a loss and kept pace at the top of the MIAC standings. The Cobbers beat St. Olaf 5-2 in the first game behind a pitching gem from Chris Fellows and then lost 15-5 in the second game and remained in a tie with the Oles in first place in the league standings at 8-4. The Cobbers and Oles are now tied with St. Thomas who had a bye on Sunday.
Fellows was the story of the opener as he pitched a complete-game four hitter. He gave up only two earned runs and struck out eight in six innings of work. Fellows is now 6-0 on the season and lowered his ERA to 3.71. Both St. Olaf runs came courtesy of a Tyler Jones home run in the third inning. From that point on, Fellows was practically unhittable as he retired 13 of the final 14 batters he faced. He only conceded a walk in the final four innings of play and mowed down the final seven hitters of the game.
The big hit for the Cobbers in the opener came off the bat of first baseman Lucas Genereux. Genereux atoned for his pop up on an attempted squeeze play in the second inning by hammering a ball into the left-center field gap in the fourth inning with the bases loaded. His fourth double of the season cleared the bases and gave CC a 3-2 lead - a lead they would never relinquish. Genereux would finish the day 3-for-6.
Concordia added one more run in the fourth and a single tally fifth to bring the final score to 5-2. The Cobbers outhit the Oles 8-4 in the opener. Nick Lewis and Adam Johnson both had two hits for CC and Johnson finished with a solo RBI and a double.
The second game was the polar opposite for the Cobbers as six different CC pitchers allowed 15 runs on 12 hits. The Oles took command of the finale by plating three runs in the first and then adding four more in the second. By the time Concordia could get out of the starting block they were down 7-2. The main thorn in CC's side was right fielder Carson Jones who went 2-for-5 and drove in seven runs. He hit a three-run homer in the first inning and then added a three-run double in the second. He single-handedly accounted for six of the Oles' first seven runs.
Concordia was able to get nine hits in the game and scored five runs. Genereux and Erik Stoa were the only Cobber players with more than one hit in the nightcap. Josh Dahlke hit his second homer of the season when he lifted a long fly ball that landed over the left field fence in the fourth inning. Lewis extended his hitting streak to 18 games as he hit his third long ball of the season in the first inning. He went 1-for-3 in the game and is now two games shy of tying the Cobber all-time consecutive-game hitting streak of 20 games set by All-American Kyle Johnson in 2008.
The Cobbers will stay at home and look to break their string of splits when they host Gustavus on Tuesday, Apr. 27 at 1 p.m.