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by Jordan McCoy


The Concordia Bulldogs traveled to Wichita, Kansas, on Tuesday, March 21 to face the Friends University Falcons in a doubleheader but fell in both games.

The first score was 7-3 and the second was 10-7. The Bulldogs have now dropped to 11-9 overall.

Friends is currently receiving votes in the NAIA Coaches Poll and has a record of 18-10.

It was a frustrating two games for the Bulldogs, who had just come off a 3-1 weekend versus Nebraska Wesleyan and Jamestown University.

In game ane versus the Falcons, the Bulldogs were able to get two runs off of two hits in the top of the first inning. Senior Casey Berg scored off of senior Christian Montero’s double. After a sacrifice fly to center coming from senior Jason Galeano, Montero scored the second run of the game.

Though Concordia had a good start, with the score at 3-2 at the end of the second inning, the Falcons made multiple runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings while shutting out the Bulldogs, ending the game at 7-3.

Coach Ryan Dupic played several pitchers. He started freshman Desmond Pineda, then came freshman Jake Fosgett in the bottom of the third, then in the bottom of the fifth brought senior Nic Seaman. Junior Brook Stuart closed out the game.

In game two, the Bulldogs seemed to have the game with a score of 6-2 in the fifth inning But at the bottom of the sixth inning, the Falcons scored eight runs to finish the game at 10-7 in favor of Friends.

Dupic played many pitchers yet again, with junior Neil Ryan starting the game, and sophomore Dylan Duree, seniors Casey Hall and Cade Moring and junior Wyatt Weller all seeing time on the pitcher’s mound.

The Bulldogs will play at Plum Creek this weekend, facing Northwestern for another doubleheader on Friday at 2 p.m. and then Dordt on the Bulldog diamond on Saturday for a doubleheader starting at 1 p.m.

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