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Softball - Fri, Apr. 5, 2013
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5 Innings
Game 2
5 Innings
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(1) Concordia
Hope International University

The #1 Concordia Eagles got back into the swing of GSAC play on Friday afternoon, April 5, as they welcomed the Royals of Hope International to Eagles Field for a doubleheader.  Concordia won game one 8-0 and game two 9-0, both in five innings.

In game one, Concordia starter Katie Cotta got the no-hitter suspense out of the way early, but dialed back into her normal dominant self.  After allowing a leadoff double in the first, what would be the only hit for the Royals, Cotta settled in for nine K's in five innings, allowing only three more base runners, to improve to 15-2.  Shainna Groom hit her ninth home run of the year, Jasmin Dresser hit her third, and Hannah Howell launched her third.  Howell had three hits for four RBI and Groom had two for three RBI.  Concordia left fielder Chanele Dresser was back in the lineup for the first time since early March, after an early season injury.

Jenna Jorgenson was hit by a pitch with one out in the first, stole second, and scored on Groom's single to right center.  Jasmin Dresser singled to start the second, moved to second on a fielder's choice, and after both runners were sacrificed, Howell singled up the middle to score two.  Howell homered to center with two out in the fourth to make it 4-0.

A Hope error started the fifth and Groom homered to center to make it 6-0.  Dresser hit a solo bomb to center with two outs and after a Bryana Simpson single, Howell singled to left field to end the game.  Cotta did not allow a runner past first base after the first inning.

In game two, Courtney Young started for CU and went five innings, allowing two hits with one K.  She had one walk and no hit batters as she went to 11-1.  Emily Craig hit her sixth home run of the year and GSAC Player of the Week Jenna Jorgenson ripped her eighth.  Morgan Reiter and Hannah Howell had doubles, and Jorgenson and Jasmin Dresser both had multi-hit games as the Eagles scored nine runs on 10 hits.

After a Hope error in the first, Jorgenson homered to give CU the early 2-0 lead.  Dresser singled to start the second and Reiter doubled her home.  Howell followed suit with a double to score her, and Jorgenson and Groom singled to score two more and make it 6-0 Eagles.  After a Caitrin Debaun single and Royal error in the fourth, Emily Craig cranked a home run to make it 9-0.  HIU got a runner on second in the second inning, but that was the only threat they mounted against Young.

Concordia improved to 36-3 and 10-0 in the GSAC, solidifying their #1 national ranking and posting their 23rd and 24th shutouts of the year.  Hope dropped to 21-17 and 3-7 in conference.  Concordia continues in the GSAC on Tuesday, April 9th at Vanguard for a doubleheader at 2 pm.

 

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