The middle infield combo of Leah Kalkwarf and Jamie Lefebure made big plays while helping lead Concordia (17-7) to a doubleheader sweep of Nebraska Wesleyan on Thursday. Kalkwarf enjoyed a 5-for-8 day at the plate.
Coming off two top-10 national finishes, one being a runner-up claim, the Bulldogs hope to carry their momentum into the outdoor season. The Bulldogs are in the midst of an impressive run of national success.
The Bulldogs capped the 2016-17 season with the sixth top-10 final national ranking during head coach Drew Olson's tenure. Concordia is the only program in the nation to reach the national semifinals in three of the past six years.
Mary Janovich and Philly Lammers have been tabbed NAIA honorable mention All-Americans by the WBCA. The same organization awarded Drew Olson the NAIA Region II Coach of the Year award.
Kylie Harpst did it all on Tuesday night. She drove in eight runs, provided the game-winning hit in game 2 and was the winning pitcher in the night cap. She led the Bulldogs (15-7, 2-2) to a sweep of Doane.
Concordia could not hold leads in either end of Tuesday's doubleheader at Friends University. Neil Ryan provided a solid game 2 start on the mound and Christian Meza went 4-for-6 on the day for the Bulldogs (11-9).
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We detail all the happenings during the 2016-17 Concordia winter sports season and provide our pick for the top moment. Athletes such as Ceron Francisco, Chandler Folkerts, Philly Lammers and Lucas Wiechman starred this winter.
The GPAC's highest scoring team is slated to play three doubleheaders during this week's action. The Bulldogs will open up conference play this weekend, hosting Northwestern on Friday and Dordt on Saturday.
Concordia softball will aim for its first conference wins of 2017 when it hosts Doane at Plum Creek Park on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are also scheduled to be at home on Thursday and on the road on Saturday.
The 2016-17 Concordia men's basketball team set a new school standard for scoring behind All-American Chandler Folkerts and sharpshooter Eli Ziegler. The team's 21 wins were the most for the program since 2004-05.
The Bulldogs kept the merry-go-round spinning with 12 hits, nine walks and three hit batsmen as part of a 15-4 win at Nebraska Wesleyan on Sunday. Concordia (11-7) won three of four weekend contests.
Lefty hurler Wade Council and a sterling defensive performance paved the way for a 1-0 shutout of Jamestown in Lincoln on Saturday. The Bulldogs (10-7) gunned down three Jimmies at the plate.
Hoping to extend a three-game win streak, the Concordia softball team dropped both ends of Saturday's GPAC-opening doubleheader. Autumn Owens went 3-for-6 with four RBIs on the day for the Bulldogs (13-7, 0-2).
Gnat-like Concordia will dog you all game long. The Bulldogs force nearly 27 turnovers per game and rank as one of the nation's top defensive teams. Says Drew Olson, "I’m confident in saying this is one of the best defensive teams I’ve ever seen."
As a freshman, Lucas Wiechman thought it was “pretty cool” and “like the hardest thing ever” when he broke nine seconds in the hurdles. What he’s doing as a senior is more than pretty cool.
Ceron Francisco has gone from a fascination – largely because of his stature and physical appearance separated him – to an obvious fan favorite and to one of the most respected student-athletes at Concordia.
The Concordia baseball program enters 2017 with momentum after a strong finish last spring. The Bulldogs return mashers Kaleb Geiger and Christian Montero to an offense that has broken the school record for runs scored in consecutive years.
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