Softball splits doubleheader in Dakota
Photo description: CUNE catcher prepares to receive pitch
Photo credit: Kayla Korb
The Concordia Bulldog softball team traveled to Mitchell, South Dakota to take on the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers in a doubleheader Sunday. The Bulldogs lost the first game 11-3 and won the second 13-3.
Concordia scored one run in the opening inning off of a single by junior Taylor Glause. Dakota Wesleyan rattled off four runs of their own in the bottom of the first. The Bulldogs stayed within two as they scored another in the top of the second. Concordia scored the final run of the game in the fourth. The Tigers kept up an impressive offensive display as they scored three runs in the fourth, three in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Bulldogs recorded five hits in total.
Sophomore Megan Eurich pitched four innings and allowed nine hits and seven runs. She also recorded three strikeouts. Junior Brooke Townsend came in for relief, pitching 1.1 innings allowing six hits, four runs, and also striking out two batters.
The second game told a different story as the Bulldogs had an offensive explosion. Concordia started early, scoring four runs to go up early on five hits. The Bulldogs did not stop, as they scored four runs in the third inning and five runs in the fourth inning. Sophomore Hanna Bowers played a huge role, recording three hits on four at-bats and also driving in five runs. Concordia totaled 14 hits, almost tripling their total from the previous game.
Freshman Jessie Bestenlehner pitched all five innings, only allowing three runs on six hits. She struck out one batter and also went three for three batting.
The Bulldogs are now 13-24 overall and 2-12 in the Great Plains Athletic Conference. They will now face Briar Cliff University in a doubleheader at Plum Creek Ballpark on April 21.