Bulldogs win third straight, 7-1 over Roosevelt University

Concordia picked up its third straight win on Saturday with a 7-1 victory over Roosevelt University.  The Bulldogs went 3-1 during their stay in Florida and are now 7-7 overall on the year. 

For the second straight day, Concordia got a solid starting pitching effort against Roosevelt.  Jordan Stirtz (Gretna, Neb.) worked eight strong innings, allowing just one run on seven hits with no walks and six strikeouts.  Roosevelt’s only run of the game came in the first inning, when Tony Valdes delivered an RBI single for the Lakers. 

Following the first inning, Stirtz allowed just five hits in his other seven innings of work.  Josh Anderson (Westminster, Colo.) pitched the final inning for Concordia and struck out two. 

Much like Friday’s game against Roosevelt, the Bulldog offense used one big inning to take control of the game.  Concordia totaled three hits but was unable to score in the first four innings.  The Bulldogs finally broke through in the top of the fifth, scoring six runs on five hits and two costly Roosevelt errors. 

Following a pair of singles and an error which loaded the bases, T.J. Conway (Crete, Neb.) delivered the big blow of the inning with a bases clearing double.  Brandon Pflug (Ft. Morgan, Colo.) added an RBI single, and Tate Bedwell (Colorado Springs, Colo.) added a sacrifice fly in the inning for the Bulldogs.  Concordia added a single run in the ninth inning on Pflug’s second RBI single of the day. 

Concordia totaled 12 hits in the contest.  Conway was 4-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI’s.  Pflug was also 4-for-5 with two driven in and a run scored. 

Nick Szynal took the loss for Roosevelt.  He allowed six runs (three earned) on nine hits with one walk and four strikeouts in six innings of work. 

Concordia will travel to Nebraska Wesleyan for a single game against the Prairie Wolves on March 16.  First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m. in Lincoln.