|Feb. 17||Missouri Baptist (2)||St. Louis, Mo.||L 9-1|
|Feb. 18||Missouri Baptist (2)||St. Louis, Mo.||L 5-1|
|Feb. 22||York (2)||York, Neb.||L 6-4|
|Feb. 26||Baker (2)||Baldwin City, Kan.||L 6-2|
|March 1||Kansas Wesleyan (2)||Salina, Kan.||L 3-2|
|March 4||Friends (2)||Wichita, Kan.||W 3-1|
|March 5||Tabor (2)||Hillsboro, Kan.||W 7-4|
|March 8||Texas Lutheran (1)||Seguin, Texas||L 9-4|
|March 9||Huston-Tillotson (1)||Austin, Texas||W 7-6|
|March 9||Concordia Austin (1)||Austin, Texas||L 11-5|
|March 10||Trinity (1)||San Antonio, Texas||L 5-4|
|March 12||Avila (2)||Kansas City, Mo.||L 5-4|
|March 13||Avila (2)||Kansas City, Mo.||L 2-1|
|March 19||Peru State (2)||Peru, Neb.||L 4-2|
|March 20||Sioux Falls (2)*||Seward, Neb.||W 5-4|
|March 22||York (2)||Seward, Neb.||Postponed|
|March 23||Bellevue (2)||Omaha, Neb.||L 7-1|
|March 26||Peru State (2)||Seward, Neb.||W 5-3|
|March 28||Mount Marty College (2)*||Seward, Neb.||W 8-0|
|April 1||Northwestern (2)*||Orange City, Iowa||W 7-3|
|April 2||Briar Cliff (2)*||Sioux City, Iowa||L 10-0|
|April 9||Dana College (2)*||Blair, Neb.||W 8-5|
|April 10||Nebraska Wesleyan (2)*||Lincoln, Neb.||L 4-3|
|April 16||Doane College (2)*||Crete, Neb.||W 6-0|
|April 17||Dakota Wesleyan (2)*||Seward, Neb.||L 3-1|
|April 22||Dordt College (2)*||Seward, Neb.||W 10-4|
|April 24||Morningside College (2)*||Seward, Neb.||W 4-3|
|April 28||Midland Lutheran College (2)*||Seward, Neb.||L 4-3(8)|
|April 30||Hastings College (2)*||Hastings, Neb.||L 10-7|
|May 5-7||GPAC Tournament||Hastings, Neb.|
|May 5||vs. Dana||Hastings, Neb.||W 1-0|
|May 5||vs. Dakota Wesleyan||Hastings, Neb.||L 13-4|
|May 6||vs. Morningside||Hastings, Neb.||L 14-7|
*Indicates Great Plains Athletic Conference Games
All Home Games in BOLD
|1||Jerry Dittenber||OF/2B||5-7||Sr.||Lincoln, Neb.|
|2||Thomas Newsom||SS/P||6-3||Sr.||King, N.C.|
|4||Jason Coulter||2B/SS||5-8||Sr.||Loveland, Colo.|
|6||Jon Mueller||RHP||6-1||Jr.||St. Louis, Mo.|
|7||Tad Tewes||3B/2B||6-0||Jr.||Hudson, Wis.|
|8||Joe Brand||1B/P||6-1||Sr.||Missouri City, Texas|
|9||Lonnie Miller||OF||5-10||Sr.||Baltic, Ohio|
|10||James Niemczyk||IF/P||6-0||Fr.||St. Louis, Mo.|
|11||Kevin Hanley||RHP||6-4||Sr.||Lincoln, neb.|
|12||Mike Rohr||RHP||6-2||Sr.||Tobias, Neb.|
|13||BJ Juelfs||OF||6-1||Fr.||Ft. Collins, Colo.|
|14||Matt Muench||OF/IF||6-1||Sr.||Central City, Neb.|
|15||Matt Mirtsching||P/IF||6-2||So.||Ft. Collins, Colo.|
|17||Drew Urban||C/UT||5-11||Sr.||Seward, Neb.|
|18||Mike Schoettlin||DH/C||6-2||St.||Lenexa, Kan.|
|19||Marcus Nathan||C||6-0||Fr.||Golden, Colo.|
|20||Mario Puente||C/DH||5-9||Fr.||Houston, Texas|
|21||Todd Stahlecker||OF||5-9||So.||Lincolnville, Kan.|
|22||Seth Pawling||RHP||6-3||Sr.||Craig, Neb.|
|23||Zach Williams||OF/DH||6-2||Jr.||Friendswood, Texas|
|24||Brett Stewart||OF/P||5-10||Sr.||Richmond, Texas|
|26||John Foelber||1B||6-1||So.||Baltimore, Md.|
|27||Kevin Daehling||RHP||5-10||Sr.||Staplehurst, Neb.|
|30||Clay Sanford||C/DH||5-10||Jr.||Houston, Texas|
|34||Tommy Zavesky||RFP||6-1||Sr.||Deerk Park, Texas|
Head coach: Jeremy Geidel
17-18 FEB 2005
Missouri Baptist University took advantage of seven Bulldogs errors on the day, sweeping Concordia 9-1 and 7-2, Friday in St. Louis, Mo. In the first game Missouri Baptist scored eight runs off four Bulldog errors. Kevin Daehling took the loss on the mound. Concordia hit the ball well, pounding out six hits in the first game. Jason Coulter scored the lone Bulldog run, getting aboard with a single. Coulter advanced to second on a wild pitch and Jerry Dittenber brought him home with a RBI double. "We hit the ball hard all afternoon but defensively the errors really cost us," said Head Coach Jeremy Geidel. Matt Muench and James Niemczyk had to hits a piece in the opener. In the second game the Bulldogs scored early, getting both runs in the first inning. Dittenber was hit by a pitch to open the game. He moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Lonnie Miller. After Dittenber advanced to third on a wild pitch, Zach Williams' RBI single brought him around to score. Mike Shoettlin's single to drove in Williams all the way from first. Concordia held strong leading 2-1 going into the bottom of the fourth, but back-to-back home runs by Missouri Baptist in the fourth proved to be enough for the win. Seth Pawling pitched a complete game in the losing effort. Clay Sanford and Williams were both 2-3 from the plate. The Bulldogs are back in action for another doubleheader with Missouri Baptist tomorrow at noon. Concordia will start Tommy Zavesky in the first game and Kevin Hanley in game two.
26 FEB 2005
Concordia came out on the short end 6-2 and 5-1 in a doubleheader against Baker on Saturday. The Bulldogs continue their travels on Tuesday as they look to enter the win column against Kansas Wesleyan.
1 MAR 2005
The Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season over Kansas Wesleyan in game two of a doubleheader, 6-4. Seth Pawling picked up the win on the mound.
4-5 MAR 2005
Concordia split games with Friends University and Tabor College over the weekend. On Friday the Bulldogs traveled to Wichita, Kan., for a double header with Friends University. The Bulldogs pounded out nine hits in the opener to pick up a 3-1 win. Lonnie Miller started things off with a bang, as he put the Bulldogs on top with a homer in the first inning. Jason Coulter added an insurance run as he led of the seventh by going yard. Kevin Hanley got his second save of the season as he came in relief of Mike Rohr. It was the first win in three tries for Rhor.
Concordia used a huge first inning to down Tabor College 7-4 on Saturday in game one. Brett Stewart picked up his first collegiate win on the mound, striking out six in five innings of work.Things didn’t go as well for Concordia in game two. With Concordia leading 2-1 in the bottom of the sixth, Friends erupted for five runs on six hits, on their way to the 7-1 win.
8 MAR 2005
Concordia left 14 runners on base in a 9-4 loss to Texas Lutheran on Tuesday. The Bulldogs pounded out 12 hits on the day, but couldn't seem to bring anyone across the plate. "We hit the ball hard, but it wasn't very timely," said coach Jeremy Geidel. The Bulldogs continue their travels with games against Huston-Tillotson and an added game against Concordia-Austin. Both games are scheduled for Wednesday, March 9.
10 MAR 2005
In a game where spectators got to see a lot of "free baseball," the Bulldogs fell 5-4 to Trinity in 10 innings. Concordia will begin to travel back to Nebraska Friday, stopping off in Kansas City for a pair of doubleheaders against Avila March 12 and 13.
20 MAR 2005
The Bulldogs started the GPAC on a good note Sunday as they swept the University of Sioux Falls 5-4 and 11-5 at Plum Creek Park.
In the third inning of game one, the Bulldogs rallied to tie it up in the bottom of the fourth. Lonnie Miller and Tad Tewes opened the inning up with back to back singles. The Bulldogs loaded the bases with a Matt Muench walk. Zach Williams then ripped an RBI single to score Miller. Tewes scored on a Joe Brand sacrifice flay to knot the game at three. In the fifth the Bulldogs took the lead after Miller reached on an error, stole second and advanced to third on another error. Miller scored on Tewes’ ground-out the second baseman. “The guys played with some confidence on Sunday,” said head coach Jeremy Geidel. “We are starting to get some RBIs when we need them, which is something we hadn’t really done well this season so far.”
The second game didn’t have quite the dramatics of the first, as Concordia erupted for 11 runs in the first three innings. The Bulldogs scored three runs in the first, all coming via Williams’ RBI double. Tewes knocked in two runs in the second with a double and Muench added an RBI single to put the Bulldogs up 6-0. Sioux Falls then had a big inning of their own, getting three runs in the top of the third. But Concordia kept piling up more runs, scoring five in the bottom of the third. Thomas Newsom singled in the first run of the inning. After a Jerry Dittenber walk and Jason Coulter getting hit by a pitch the bases were loaded for Miller. Miller responded with a grand slam, clearing the bases and cementing the victory. Sioux Falls would add runs in the fourth and sixth, but never seriously threatened the rest of the way. Seth Pawling got the win for Concordia. “There is a renewed spirit now that we have started conference with a couple of wins,” said Geidel. “It was nice to be able to play on our home field as well after being on the road for so long. “
23 MAR 2005
The Bulldogs took an early lead in the first game, leading 1-0 after the first inning. But the Bruins eventually pulled away for a 7-1 victory over Concordia. In the second game, it was all Bellevue, as they used a grand slam in the middle innings to put the game out of reach for the Bulldogs. Concordia got on the board late in the game, eventually losing 8-1. For Bellevue it was their 13th and 14th straight victories. The pair of losses drops the Bulldogs to 6-22 on the season overall. Concordia is undefeated in GPAC play at 2-0.
26 MAR 2005
After being swept by the Bobcats of Peru State last week, the Bulldogs had their chance for revenge on Saturday. Concordia took advantage of the opportunity, sweeping the Bobcats with 5-3 and 6-3 victories.
The Bulldogs pounded out ten hits in the opening game and capitalized on 3 Peru State errors on their way to the win. Seth Pawling started the game and pitched five innings, before Tommy Zavesky and Keving Hanley closed things out. Pawling was credited with the win, while Hanley added to his save total. Offensively, Clay Sanford and Lonnie Miller had two hits each. Eight different Bulldogs had a hit on the afternoon.
In the second game, the Bobcats got on the board early, with a two-run homer in the first inning. Tad Tewes answered with his own homerun to pull the Bulldogs to within one run. Concordia scored four runs to take the lead four good in the fourth inning. Thomas Newsom went six innings to get the win on the hill. Hanley came in and shut the Bobcats down in the seventh to notch another save. The Bulldogs are back in action on Monday as they will take on Mount Marty at Plum Creek Park. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.
28 MAR 2005
On a day that was made for baseball, Brett Stewart threw a complete game shut out as the Bulldogs downed Mount Marty College 8-0 in the opening game the doubleheader. Concordia was also victorious in game two, 8-4.
In the opener the Bulldogs scored early and often, getting one run in the first inning, five in the second and two more in the third. Despite the solid hitting of Concordia, it was the pitching of Stewart (3-1) that was the difference maker. In the complete game effort he allowed only four Mount Marty hits while striking out 11 Lancers. In addition to his pitching, Stewart picked off three Mount Marty base runners, two back to back in the sixth. Offensively in the second inning the Bulldogs used only one hit to score five runs, capitalizing on three free passes and a balk by the Lancers pitching staff. On the game, Matt Muench was two for two and scored twice. Jerry Dittenber was one for two with two RBIs.
After Mount Marty took an early 1-0 lead, Zach Williams busted the game open for the Bulldogs with a three-run homer in the bottom of the third inning. Williams shot was part of a four run third for Concordia. The Lancers wouldn't go away easily, as they battled back to knot the game at four with a two-run homer by their left fielder Jeremy Van Heel. The Bulldogs came right back in the bottom of the inning, plating three runs thank in part to a Clay Sanford three RBI double. Matt Mirtsching picked up the win as he threw one and a third scoreless innings in relief of starter Mike Rohr. The Bulldogs are currently 10-22 overall and a perfect 4-0 in GPAC play. They continue GPAC play Friday against Northwestern in Orange City, Iowa.
1 APR 2005
The Bulldogs used a big fifth inning to pull away from the Red Raiders of Northwestern for a 7-3 victory in game one of a doubleheader on Friday. On the mound, the win went to Joe Brand for the Bulldogs.
Game two was worth the price of admission, as Concordia hung on for a 5-4 victory. In the bottom of the seventh the Red Raiders had the tying run on third and the winning run on second with one out. The batter then hit a ball towards Bulldog first baseman Matt Muench who made a diving stop and tagged the bag for the out. Muench then threw to second, catching a runner who had no where to go as the Red Raider on third had not advanced. The double play ended the game, keeping the Bulldogs perfect in GPAC action at 6-0. Seth Pawling picked up the win on the hill, and Kevin Hanley came in for the save.
9 APR 2005
The Bulldogs picked up a 8-5 win in game one against Dana on Saturday. Concordia nearly pulled of a sweep of Dana, who sits a top the GPAC standings, falling 3-2 in eight innings in the second game.
16 APR 2005
The Bulldogs picked up two much need wins in GPAC play over Doane College on Saturday 6-0 and 9-3. In the first game, Zach Williams had a pair of two-run homers to pace Concordia. Tad Tewes went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI's in the second game.
The Bulldogs wrapped a run on around Williams' home runs, getting one in the second and one in the sixth. Thomas Newsom was perfect from the plate going 2-for-2. Mike Rohr threw six scoreless innings striking out three for the win.
Concordia pounded out 11 hits in game two and scored in every inning except the third. Both teams started hot, getting a pair of runs of the first inning. Jason Coulter's sacrifice fly in the second put the Bulldogs on top for good as the Tigers would get only one more run in the fourth. Newsom picked up the win on the mound, striking out four in five innings of work. Tewes' homer came in the fourth inning. Other offensive leaders for the Bulldogs included Jerry Dittenber and James Niemczyk who went 2-for-3 and 3-for-3 respectively.
The Bulldogs are back at the friendly confines of Plum Creek Park on Sunday, April 17 for a doubleheader with Dakota Wesleyan scheduled for noon.
17 APR 2005
Concordia's baseball team split a pair of games on Sunday with Dakota Wesleyan. The Bulldogs dropped a 3-1 decision in the opener before coming from behind to pick up the win 9-8 in the final game.
Brett Stewart had the Tigers shut down most of the first game in what seemed to be a pitchers dual. Stewart held Dakota Wesleyan scoreless through five innings. In the sixth, DWU picked up three runs on three hits and two walks. Concordia answered with a run of their own in the bottom of the inning as Jimmy Niemczyk took the first pitch deep over the fence in center. That would be the only run the Bulldogs would get the rest of the way. Stewart fanned six in his six innings of work. Matt Mirtsching threw one inning of relief, striking out two. Offensively the Bulldogs out-hit Dakota Wesleyan eight to four. Zach Williams was 2-for-3 at the plate, as was Niemczyk.
The Bulldogs faced an uphill battle in game two, as the Tigers plated five runs in the first inning, including a two-run blast off the bat of DWU's Chris Marek. Seth Pawling settled down after the rough first inning, allowing only one more run in a total of six innings of work.
Tad Tewes put the Bulldogs on the board in the second with an RBI double that scored Matt Muench. Concordia kept getting a run here and there, adding two more in both the third and fourth. Joe Brand ripped an RBI single in the third, and Drew Urban drew a bases loaded walk as well. With the bases juiced again in the fourth Muench was hit by a pitch to drive in a run. Thomas Newsom also scored from third during the inning on a wild pitch, pulling the Bulldogs within one, 5-6. For Concordia, the floodgates opened in the bottom of the sixth as they scored four runs to take the lead. Back to back RBI doubles by Zach Williams and Joe Brand led the charge. The Bulldogs took advantage of more errant pitches by the DWU pitching staff, scoring two on separate wild pitches. The Tigers didn't go without a fight, getting a two-run homer off of Bulldogs closer Kevin Hanley. Hanley would eventually retire the side for the save, as Pawling got the win.
The Bulldogs are now 16-28 overall and 10-6 in the GPAC. Concordia returns action on Friday as they host Dordt in a doubleheader at Plum Creek Park. First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m.
22 APR 2005
On a blustery day in Seward, the Bulldogs picked up a pair of victories over Dordt Collge, 10-4 and 4-3. Both teams battled a stiff wind blowing across the diamond from left to right field. Lonnie Miller sparked the Bulldogs with a grand slam in game one. In the second game, Mike Rohr went the distance on the mound, giving up all three runs in one inning.
Dordt scored immediately in the first, taking advantage of a Concordia error for a 1-0 lead. The Bulldogs answered with a leadoff double by Jerry Dittenber. One out later, Zach Williams got a ball up in the wind in right for a two-run homer. The score would stay at 2-1 until the fourth inning. Jimmy Niemczyk singled in Matt Muench who had walked. Then, with the bases loaded, Lonnie Miller cleared the bases with his grand slam to right field. Niemczyk added another RBI single in the fifth. The Dordt Defenders cut into the Bulldogs lead getting three runs in the sixth on a two-run homer of their own. Concordia added two insurance runs in the bottom of the sixth. Thomas Newsom continued his success on the mound, going all seven innings to improve to 3-0 on the season.
In somewhat of a pitchers duel in game two the Bulldogs came from behind for the win. It looked as if Concordia would pick up where they left off in game one, as Dittenber was plunked to start the game. He then showed off his wheels, as he stole second and third before scoring on a Williams fielder’s choice. Dordt did all of their damage in the third, as Rohr gave up a three-run dinger. But once again, the Bulldogs bounced right back offensively, tying the game in the bottom of the inning. Tad Tewes scored the tying run on a passed ball. Rohr held Dordt to one hit after the second inning. Miller scored the winning run for the Bulldogs in the fourth on a Dittenber single. Second baseman Jason Coulter made a huge defensive play in the fifth for the Bulldogs. With runner on first, the Dordt hitter grounded a ball back up the middle. The runner who must have thought the ball got past the infield made the turn towards home. But Coulter made a diving stop, got up and threw to catcher Drew Urban who tagged the runner out at home.
With the victories the Bulldogs are now 18-28 overall and 12-6 in GPAC play. Morningside come to town on Sunday for a doubleheader. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at Plum Creek Park.
Dordt............... 100 003 0 - 4 6 2 (5-24, 3-13 GPAC)
Concordia ........ 200 512 X - 10 8 1 (17-28, 11-6 GPAC)
Win-Newsom( 3-0) Loss-Haan, B.
HR DOR - Ledeboer, J.; Hilt, J..
HR CNC - Williams; Miller.
Dordt............... 030 000 0 - 3 3 0 (5-25, 3-14 GPAC)
Concordia ........120 100 0 - 4 5 0 (18-28, 12-6 GPAC)
HR DOR - VanMaanen, B.
24 APR 2005
The Bulldogs took two games from the Morningside Mustangs on Sunday, winning 4-3 and 2-1. Kevin Hanley came in for the save in each game. "These two wins were huge," said coach Jeremy Geidel. "It puts us back in the GPAC race."
In the opener, the Bulldogs jumped on the scoreboard early, getting a run in the first. Jerry Dittenber singled to start things off and then scored on a throwing error by the third baseman as he tried throw out Jason Coulter. Morningide tied the game in the fourth on an error by the Bulldogs. The Mustangs then took the lead, plating two runs in the sixth on three straight singles and a sacrifice fly. The Bulldogs came right back in the bottom of the inning, getting three of their own runs. In the sixth the Bulldogs had three runs on three hits and took advantage of two Mustang errors. Hanley came in to close things up, setting Morninside down in order, striking out the first and last hitters. Seth Pawling improved to 4-0 in the GPAC, pitching six innings of five-hit ball, giving up only two earned runs.
Dittenber started the second game off with a blast. Literally. He took the first pitch deep over the right field wall for a 1-0 Concordia lead. Neither team would score again until the fifth, when Morninside tied the game on a sacrifice fly. An inning later Todd Stahleckert scored the winning run for the Bulldogs on a Drew Urban single back up the middle. In six innings Brett Stewart allowed only four Mustang hits, and one run. Stewart added to his pick off total, getting two Morningside baserunners. Hanley made his second apperance of the day getting his tenth save of the year.
With the win in game two, Concordia tied the record for wins in a season at 20. Overall the Bulldogs are 20-28 and 14-6 in the GPAC. They will host their final home game of the year on Thursday, as Midland Lutheran comes to town for a doubleheader. First pitch is slated for 4:30 p.m.
28 APR 2005
The Bulldogs dropped a pair of games Thursday night to Midland Lutheran. Concordia lost the opener 4-3 in eight innings, and lost the nightcap 7-4.
Errors proved costly for the Bulldogs in the first game, as they committed six total, two coming in the eighth inning. In game two, Midland used a grand slam in the second to jump to a 4-0 lead that was too much for Concordia to overcome. The Bulldogs fall to 20-30 overall and 14-8 in the GPAC
The Bulldogs wrap up the regular season with a pair of GPAC games at Hastings on Saturday. First pitch is slated for 1:00 p.m.
5 MAY 2005
Competing at the 2005 GPAC Baseball Championships, the Bulldogs defeated Dana 1-0 in their opening round game, before falling 13-4 at the hands of top seeded Dakota Wesleyan
Seth Pawling took the hill for the Bulldogs against Dana, throwing six shut out innings before handing things off to Kevin Hanley who picked up save number 11 on the year. Pawling was effective, as he gave up only four hits and struck out three. The game turned out to be a classic pitchers dual, with neither team scoring until the Bulldogs got on the board in the sixth. Jimmy Niemczyk scored on what would be the game winning single by Drew Urban in the bottom of the sixth. Jerry Dittenber had two hits in the win.
After playing the first game at Duncan Field, the Bulldogs moved to the Smith Sports Complex for the second round game with the Dakota Wesleyan Tigers. The Tigers hit the ball hard and often against all of the Bulldog pitchers that saw action. Concordia gave up 14 hits, including two home runs to Dakota Wesleyan. The Bulldogs did cut into the lead on a couple of occasions, only to see the Tigers answer with runs of their own. Offensively, Matt Muench and Niemczyk had four of the Bulldogs six hits, and scored all of their runs.
The Bulldogs take on the winner of Midland and Morningside at 11:00 a.m. at the Smith Sports Complex on Friday.
6 MAY 2005
Between the Morningside Mustangs and the Bulldogs six home runs were hit in Friday morning's GPAC tournament elimination game. Unfortuanately, the Bulldogs accounted for only two of them, losing 14-7.
Morningside started thing off quickly, getting back-to-back singles to open the game. Then Mustang right fielder Mike Winklepleck took Mike Rohr deep to clear the basis. Rohr settled down, retiring eight of the next 11 batters, holding Morningside scoreless until the fifth. In the third inning, Zach Williams took his turn in the home run parade, crushing a three-run shot to left that tied the game. The Bulldogs took the lead in the fourth, as Jerry Dittenber singled in Lonnie Miller. Then with two outs Jason Coulter took one deep, brining in Dittenber.
Just as it looked as if Concordia was in control, Chris Losset, the Mustang's shortstop, knocked out a three-run homer in the fifth, to tie it up once again. Drew Urban scored on an error in the bottom of the fifth to put the Bulldogs back on top. Urban's run proved to be the last Concordia would get, as the Mustangs had two more home runs on their way to an additional seven runs. For the Bulldogs, five different players had multiple-hit games, including Dittenber, Coulter, Williams, Miller and Brett Stewart.
The Bulldogs finish the season 22-33 overall and for the second consecutive season set the school record for wins. Nine seniors were on this year’s squad, including Dittenber, Miller, Coulter, Matt Muench, Kevin Hanley, Tommy Zavesky, Kevin Daehling, Mike Schoettlin, and Seth Pawling.