SEWARD, Neb. – A much improved Midland squad visited Plum Creek Park on Tuesday (April 17) and emerged with two lopsided wins over the host Concordia University softball team. The Warriors ended game one, 9-1, in five innings and then ran away with the second contest, 12-2.
Officially, fifth-year head coach Todd LaVelle’s has lost four games in a row and has slipped to 16-16 overall and to 5-7 in GPAC action. Five doubleheaders remain on the regular-season slate.
The Warriors (22-11, 9-3 GPAC) humbled the Bulldogs on this particular night. Midland pitchers Jaylee Hinrichs and Madison Plummer limited Concordia 12 combined hits while the Warriors collected 24 hits. Midland’s top four hitters in the lineup each recorded at least two hits in the second game and No. 9 hitter Jamie Phares had herself a night. She went 4-for-7 with a home run and four RBIs.
One of the lone bright spots for the Bulldogs was the continued hot hitting of freshman Hhana Haro, who went 4-for-7 with two doubles and a triple. She entered the night second in the GPAC with a .500 batting average. Teammate Maddie Fousek put up a hit in each of the twin bill.
Concordia failed to grab a lead at any point on Tuesday. It watched as the Warriors went wild for five innings with three or more runs. Midland has now pulled into a tie for first in the GPAC after sharing eighth and missing the GPAC tournament in 2017.
Next up on the schedule is Saturday’s trip to Mount Marty (9-15, 5-5 GPAC) for a doubleheader at 1 p.m. CT. The two sides have discussed the possibility of moving the matchup to Seward due to snow in Yankton, S.D. Follow @cunebulldogs on Twitter for the latest schedule updates.