Despite Outhitting Concordia, Baseball Drops Two In Moorhead

Posted on April 26th, 2016 by

Moorhead, Minn. – The Gustavus baseball team outhit Concordia 19-12 on Tuesday, but ended up losing a pair of MIAC games 5-0 and 4-2, dropping to 13-17 overall and 4-10 in the league.

Gustavus 0, Concordia 5 | BOX SCORE

The Gusties failed to plate a run in game one, leaving eight runners on base, seven of which in scoring position. The Cobbers scored two runs in the second, one in the third, and two more in the fifth for their five-run total.

Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) pitched the complete game, allowing five earned runs on six hits with six strikeouts and three walks. Brock Peterson (So., Cannon Falls, Minn.) led the team at the plate, hitting 2-for-3.

Gustavus 2, Concordia 4 | BOX SCORE

After three scoreless innings, Gustavus plated two runs in the fourth, taking a 2-0 lead, which it would hold until the eighth inning. But that’s when Concordia rallied for four runs and held on to complete the sweep.

Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) threw seven scoreless innings but ran into some trouble in the eighth. The leadoff hitter connected for a home run followed by a triple, ending Volness’ day on the mound. Casey Lewandoski (So., Fairbanks, Alaska) came in relief and allowed the tying run to cross home on a wild pitch. Four batters later, the Cobbers took the lead on a two-run homer.

The two Gustie runs in the fourth frame came after Dan Carlson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) and Sam Warner (Sr., Chanhassen, Minn.) both singled, and John Lundquist (So., Rochster, Minn.) was beaned to load the bases. Peterson then singled through the left side for two RBI.

Warner (2-4, R), Peterson (2-4, 2 RBI), and Josh Chatfield (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.) (2-4) paced the Gusties at the plate with two hits apiece.

Gustavus returns home in St. Peter on Saturday for a 1 p.m. doubleheader against Carleton.


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