SEWARD, Neb. – The Concordia University baseball team will again depart from Nebraska in order to resume the 2019 season. The campaign began this past weekend with four games over two days in Oklahoma City, Okla. Now head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad gets set to play 12 times from March 2 – 9 at the Tucson Invitational. The Kino Sports Complex in Tucson, Ariz., serves as the host venue.
More details about event can be found HERE. Due to the games being played at neutral sites, live coverage will be limited. For updates, follow @cunebulldogs and @cunebaseball on Twitter. Game recaps will be available on Concordia athletics website at the end of each day of action.
While in Arizona, the Bulldogs will actually play three games against GPAC opponents and five against NCAA Division II foes. The run against NCAA D-II foes will feature two matchups with sister school Concordia University, St. Paul. In addition, Concordia will go head-to-head with nonconference NAIA opponents in Presentation College (S.D.) and Waldorf University (Iowa). The Bulldog varsity roster includes one Arizona native: junior catcher Beau Dorman.
Dupic hopes to get his team a bit healthier after opening the campaign a bit short-handed. Concordia went 1-3 last week in Oklahoma City with the victory being an 8-4 upset of the eighth-ranked Stars. Leadoff man Wade Council starred by reaching base nine times in 16 plate appearances. He went 3-for-4 and drove in four runs in the win over Oklahoma City. Dupic also got solid pitching performances from starters Sasha Jabusch and Tanner Wauhob. On the season’s opening day, Evan Bohman, Keaton Candor and Luciano DePamphilis connected for a home run apiece.
Following play in Tucson, the Bulldogs hope to take on Midland in a four-game weekend series, March 16-17. The first doubleheader that weekend is slated to take place in Fremont before action shifts to Seward.
Concordia Tucson Invitational Schedule
Saturday, March 2 vs. Dakota Wesleyan University, 3 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. CT (Field 7)
Saturday, March 2 vs. Concordia University, St. Paul, 6:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. CT (Field 7)
Sunday, March 3 vs. Waldorf University (Iowa) (DH), 3 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. CT (Field 7)
Monday, March 4 vs. St. Cloud State University (Minn.), 3 p.m. MT / 4 p.m. CT (Stadium)
Monday, March 4 vs. Concordia University, St. Paul, 6:30 p.m. MT / 7:30 p.m. CT (Stadium)
Thursday, March 7 vs. Presentation College (S.D.) (DH), 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT (Field 7)
Friday, March 8 vs. Mount Marty College (DH), 10 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT (Field 7)
Saturday, March 9 vs. Minot State University (N.D.), 9 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. CT (Field 5)
Saturday, March 9 vs. SW Minnesota State University, 12:30 p.m. MT / 1:30 p.m. CT (Field 5)