Concordia splits opening day at RussMatt Invitational, falls to Trinity 7-3
The Concordia University, Nebraska, baseball team dropped the second half of a split doubleheader on Saturday, March 10, falling to Trinity Christian College, 7-3. The loss was the second game of Concordia’s eight games in the RussMatt Baseball Invitational in Florida.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 7-9 on the season, while Trinity evened its record at 4-4.
Riding a season-high three game winning streak as the game began; the Bulldogs struggled in the opening frames.
Following a scoreless first inning, Trinity plated two runs in the second and four more in the bottom of the third to build a 6-0 lead.
The Trolls added another run in the fourth and took a 7-0 edge into the top of the seventh.
Concordia took advantage of a leadoff and eventually plated three unearned runs, but the deficit was too large to overcome.
The Bulldogs starter, freshman Kyle Godfrey (Firestone, Colo.) gave up six runs on six hits and a walk in 2.1 innings for the loss (2-2). The Trolls' Dan Townsend, meanwhile, picked up the victory (1-0) scattering six hits in six scoreless innings.
Offensively, Concordia was led by senior Martin Rodriguez (Tucson, Ariz.), who finished the day 4-for-4 with a double and a run scored.
The Bulldogs continue play in the RussMatt Invitational on Monday, March 12 with a single contest against Roosevelt University at Lake Myrtle Park at 12 p.m.