TUCSON, Ariz. – The Concordia baseball team made a nine inning game a seven inning contest by defeating Missouri Valley College 18-8. Alex Alstott posted a big offensive game going 2-2 with a leadoff homerun and two walks.
The Bulldogs move to 7-10 on the season while the Vikings fall to 8-8.
Head coach Ryan Dupic said, “Well obviously it was a lot better offensively today. We executed so much better in terms of using the whole field – we got some bunts down, we stole bases, so many things were better offensively. We only had one inning where we didn’t score. So that was nice to see.”
All but one Bulldog recorded at least one hit. Alstott led in the scoring column with four while Casey Berg and Jonathan May scored three. Christian Montero (double), Alex Cargin (triple) and Alstott (home run) all recorded multi-base hits.
The Bulldogs allowed one run in the top of the first inning. Alstott answered back with a huge, leadoff homerun to tie the score. In each of the third and fourth innings, Concordia scored five runs and burned through a total of three Viking pitchers. In the fourth inning, a walk and two singles loaded up the bases for Alex Cargin who tripled to deep right. The hit scored all three runners. Cargin crossed the plate after a sacrifice fly from Christian Montero. Jonathan May the scored on another sacrifice fly from Jacob Adams. To close out the game, Montero scored the 18th run off a single from Taylor Dudley.
Pitching for Concordia was Josh Prater who stayed in 2.1 innings. Jared Schipper came in during the third inning and finished out the contest for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs will play a single, nine inning game tomorrow against the University of Winnipeg. The game is slated to being at 5 p.m. CDT.