TUCSON, Ariz. – The Concordia University baseball team began its Arizona road trip on Saturday with a doubleheader split in a neutral field matchup with William Penn University (Iowa). After a 7-3 loss in game 1, the Bulldogs regrouped with a 9-3 game 2 victory. In the capper, junior right-hander Nic Seaman picked up his first win as a Bulldog.
Second-year head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad has won four of its last five games and now sits at 6-8 overall. The Bulldogs saw their six-game Arizona winning streak, which dates back to last year, come to an end.
A diversified offensive attack spurred the game 2 victory. Taylor Bigandt and Alex Cargin both notched two hits and Concordia used an aggressive approach on the base paths to net nine runs. Seaman worked out of the bullpen and got a key strikeout with two outs and the bases loaded in the second. Dupic also turned Josue Melchor in relief.
Seaman helped stabilize a pitching staff that gave away far too many free passes in the opener. The Bulldogs fell in their first contest in Tucson despite two hits from Casey Berg and a double apiece from Alex Alstott, Kaleb Geiger and Bigandt.
The Bulldogs resume action from Tucson on Sunday morning with a doubleheader set to begin at 9 a.m. MT / 10 a.m. CT. The University of Jamestown (N.D.) (13-0) will serve as the opponent.