Bulldogs split second straight doubleheader with Bethany College
For the second straight day, Concordia University, Nebraska, and Bethany College split a doubleheader when the two baseball teams collided on Sunday, Feb. 19. Bethany took the first game 11-5, while Concordia grabbed the nightcap, 10-1.
Concordia moved to 2-2 on the season, while Bethany is now 4-2.
Game One: Bethany 11, Concordia 5
Bethany opened the game on fire offensively, scoring two in the first, one in the second and six runs in the third inning to build a 9-1 lead.
Trailing 11-2 in the top of the fifth, the Bulldog offense plated three runs on five walks and a single, but it was to large of a deficit to overcome.
Senior Zak Goodrich (Lutz, Fla.) led the Concordia offense with a 2-for-4 day, with an RBI and a run scored.
Bulldog starter senior Steven Ivanoff (Tucson, Ariz.) suffered the loss, allowing nine runs on seven hits and three walks in 2.2 innings to fall to 0-1 on the season. Bethany's Montana Prim (1-0) earned the win, allowing two runs on four hits and a walk in five innings. Prim also notched 10 strikeouts in the win.
Game Two: Concordia 10, Bethany 1
Concordia turned the tables on the Swedes in the second contest, scoring seven runs in the opening three frames.
The Bulldogs' offense went to work with one out in the top of the first behind consecutive singles from freshman Andrew Yerrell (Santa Fe, Texas), senior Anthony Flores (Craig, Colo.) and junior Ray Finley (Tucson, Ariz.). Finley's single to center chased home Yerrell to make it 1-0. Flores scored later in the inning on a fielder's choice by freshman Daniel Wilkerson (Santa Fe, Texas).
Leading 2-1 as the third inning began, Concordia added five runs on three singles and two Swede errors to push the lead to 7-1. The big hit of the inning came courtesy of junior Kyle Ivanoff (Tucson, Ariz.), who drove a two-run single into center field.
Freshman Kyle Godfrey (Firestone, Colo.) offered a dominant performance for the Bulldogs on the mound, tossing a complete game to earn the victory (1-0). Godfrey limited Bethany to one run on four hits and walk in seven innings.
The loss went to Bethany's Ryan Gunther (0-1) as he gave up eight runs on 12 hits in five innings.
Concordia returns to action on Friday, Feb. 24 as the Bulldogs begin a four-game series with Mid-America Nazarene.
19 February 2012