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Concordia baseball team after winning their first game of the series. 

Photo credit: Kayla Korb

By Isaac Dawson


The Concordia baseball team swept their doubleheader against the Dakota Wesleyan University Tigers this Saturday with final scores of 3-1 and 2-1.

The first game had a slow start for both teams; only the Tigers achieved any hits in the first two innings, but were unable to put any points on the board. The Bulldogs took the first run in the third when senior Jayden Adams scored off of a balk from Dakota Wesleyan’s pitcher.

The fourth inning followed in the same fashion as the first two, the next point occurring in the fifth off of a great triple from the Tigers, bringing in their runner on first to tie the game at 1-1.

The sixth inning shut down any hopes for Dakota Wesleyan as CUNE senior Bradley Hallock hit a double deep into the right field, allowing senior Alec Blakestad to make it home. Sophomore Zack Day pulled off another run on a wild pitch, securing a Concordia victory when the Tigers failed to make a recovery.

Junior Braxton Greenburg started for the Bulldogs and pitched the majority of the game at 4.1 innings, throwing for six hits, one run, one error and four strikeouts. Senior Jacob Lycan came in for the last 2.2 innings to close out the game, pitching for two hits, no runs, no errors and five strikeouts.

The second game started well for Concordia, senior Joey Grabanski making it around the bases for a key point in another low-scoring game off of a single from Blakestad in the bottom of the first.

The Tigers consistently got more hits but made no headway against Concordia’s fielding, and the score stayed at 1-0 for five straight innings until a Bulldog single home run in the seventh from freshman Matthew Rhoades took the score to 2-0.

Dakota Wesleyan had a shining ray of hope in the eighth with their first run, but couldn’t quite bring the score up to a tie for a comeback. The rest of the game was cut off due to rain and lightning, giving Concordia the official win for the second game at the top of the eighth inning.

Junior Christian Gutierrez pitched for all 7.2 innings of the game, throwing for eight hits, one run, one error and six strikeouts.

The Bulldogs now have a season record of 35-12, with 19-7 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. Concordia’s next game is Sunday, April 28 with a doubleheader against the Mount Marty University Lancers with first pitch at 1 p.m. in Seward at the Plum Creek Ballpark.

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