Softball’s woes continue against Jamestown
Photo description: CUNE pitcher Brooke Townsend winds up before throwing a pitch
Photo credit: Kayla Korb
The Concordia softball team came up short against the University of Jamestown, losing in extra innings 6-5 in their first game on the road, and then dropping game two 7-2 in Aberdeen, South Dakota, on Friday, April 14.
After giving up two runs in the first inning of game one, sophomore Megan Eurich pitched the next six innings with no blemishes on the scoreboard. Concordia was able to dig into the Jimmies’ lead with a run in the top of the fifth and sixth innings to send the game into extras.
Tied at two, the Bulldogs’ bats caught heat in the top of the eighth. With two outs and a runner at first, junior Taylor Glause hit a double to drive in the run, giving the Bulldogs their first lead of the game. Glause was then brought home on a single by junior Caitlyn McGarvie.
The Bulldogs took a three-run lead into the bottom of the eighth after another RBI double off the bat of junior Julia Van Wey. However, in the bottom half of the inning the Jimmies came back, scoring four runs on three hits to win the game 6-5.
In the second game against the Jimmies, the Bulldogs were unable to break into the scoring column until the fifth inning. By that point they were already trailing 6-0. The Bulldogs put up one run in the fifth and one in the ninth, but ultimately fell 7-2 against Jamestown.
At the dish, sophomore Kylie Shottenkirk went 2-4 and hit an RBI double to center field in the fifth inning. Glause also went 2-4 in the second game against Jamestown, making her 3-8 on the day, including her go-ahead double in extra innings of game one.
With the losses, the team is now 12-23 on the season and 1-11 in Great Plains Athletic Conference play. The Bulldogs will look to snap their unfortunate streak against Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell, South Dakota, on Sunday, April 16, with games at 1 and 3 pm.