Photo description: Taylor Glause winds up as she prepares to swing at a pitch.
Photo credit: Kayla Korb
The Concordia softball team played Nebraska Wesleyan University in their first two home games of the season on Thursday, coming up short against the Prairie Wolves 4-0 and 8-0.
In the first game of action, neither team was able to tally a run after four innings of play. In the fifth inning, the Prairie Wolves managed to strike for four runs on six hits and two errors. The Bulldogs were unable to mount a comeback, leaving seven runners on base throughout the course of the game.
Despite the loss, sophomore pitcher Megan Eurich went the complete seven innings, managing to hold Nebraska Wesleyan to one earned run while scattering 13 hits and striking out five Prairie Wolves. Offensively, sophomore Hanna Bowers collected two of the Bulldogs’ seven hits, going 2-4 while racking up four defensive assists and a putout.
In the second game of action, the Bulldogs were able to hold the Prairie Wolves to one run through the first four innings. However, Nebraska Wesleyan came alive again in the fifth inning as they struck for seven runs, getting the score up to 8-0. The Bulldogs were unable to get on the board in the bottom half, ending the game in five innings.
After the game, Eurich talked about the time that goes into preparation for upcoming games. She said, “We come to practice everyday with an intense work ethic, making us successful softball players. Each day we are getting better and more cohesive as a team, and I believe that we will continue to get better as the season moves along.”
The Bulldogs are now 11-12 on the season as they begin Great Plains Athletic Conference play. On Saturday, Concordia will host Morningside University at Plum Creek Park with games beginning at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.