Concordia falls to Oklahoma Wesleyan, 6-2
Limited to just four hits, Concordia University, Nebraska, fell to Oklahoma Wesleyan 6-2 on Saturday, March 3.
The loss pushed the Bulldogs record to 4-8 this season, while the Eagles moved to 12-7.
Saturday's contest was a pitcher's duel in the early going as Concordia freshman Kyle Godfrey (Firestone, Colo.) and Oklahoma Wesleyan's Thomas Kellner each scattered three hits in three scoreless innings.
The Vikings' offense struck first in the bottom of the fourth, plating a run on back-to-back singles surrounding a passed ball.
In the sixth, however, Oklahoma Wesleyan broke through with five runs on six hits to build a 6-0 edge.
The Bulldogs rallied for two runs in the top of the seventh but the climb back was simply too much. Junior Kyle Ivanoff (Tucson, Ariz.) reached on an error to lead off the inning, then two outs later senior Zak Goodrich (Lutz, Fla.) was hit by a pitch. Goodrich took second on defensive indifference, setting up a two-run single from senior Martin Rodriguez (Tucson, Ariz.). Unfortunately that was all the offense Concordia could muster.
Godfrey (2-1) suffered the loss allowing four runs (three earned) on eight hits in five innings pitched.
Kellner earned the complete game victory, surrendering two unearned runs on four hits and two walks.
The Bulldogs return to the diamond on Tuesday, March 6 for a doubleheader at Manhattan Christian College.