2020 Baseball Schedule/Results

14-7 overall | 2-0 GPAC | Season Stats | Roster

*Remainder of season canceled on March 16 due to coronavirus pandemic.

Date Opponent Location Time/Result Record
Feb. 8 McPherson College (Kan.) McPherson, Kan. W, 4-2 1-0
Feb. 8 McPherson College (Kan.) McPherson, Kan. L, 11-14 1-1
Feb. 9 McPherson College (Kan.) McPherson, Kan. W, 7-2 2-1
Feb. 9 McPherson College (Kan.) McPherson, Kan. W, 20-12 3-1
Feb. 11 Sterling College (Kan.) Sterling, Kan. L, 4-5 3-2
Feb. 11 Sterling College (Kan.) Sterling, Kan. W, 6-5 4-2
Feb. 29 Waldorf University (Iowa) Sabetha, Kan. W, 10-0 5-2
Feb. 29 Waldorf University (Iowa) Sabetha, Kan. W, 10-0 6-2
March 1 Waldorf University (Iowa) Sabetha, Kan. W, 10-4 7-2
March 1 Waldorf University (Iowa) Sabetha, Kan. W, 5-4 8-2
March 3 Baker University (Kan.) Baldwin City, Kan. W, 11-8 (8) 9-2
March 3 Baker University (Kan.) Baldwin City, Kan. W, 14-3 10-2
  Tucson Invitational (March 7-10)      
March 7 Morningside College (1x9) Tucson, Ariz. L, 5-7 10-3
March 7 Concordia University, St. Paul (1x9) Tucson, Ariz. W, 6-3 11-3
March 8 University of Jamestown Tucson, Ariz. L, 0-4 11-4
March 8 University of Jamestown Tucson, Ariz. L, 6-7 11-5
March 9 University of Antelope Valley-Calif. (1x9) Tucson, Ariz. W, 6-4 12-5
March 10 Mayville State University (N.D.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 1-3 12-6
March 10 Mayville State University (N.D.) Tucson, Ariz. L, 3-4 12-7
March 13 *Briar Cliff University Sioux City, Iowa W, 21-0 13-7, 1-0
March 13 *Briar Cliff University Sioux City, Iowa W, 12-1 14-7, 2-0
March 15 *Hastings College (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
March 21 *Mount Marty College (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
March 22 *Dakota Wesleyan University (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
March 27 *Dordt University (DH) Sioux Center, Iowa CANCELED  
March 28 *Dordt University (DH) Sioux Center, Iowa CANCELED  
April 3 *Morningside College (DH) Sioux City, Iowa CANCELED  
April 5 *University of Jamestown (DH) Jamestown, N.D. CANCELED  
April 10 *Doane University (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
April 11 *Doane University (DH) Crete, Neb. CANCELED  
April 17 *Northwestern College (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
April 18 *Northwestern College (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
April 25 *Midland University (DH) Fremont, Neb. CANCELED  
April 26 *Midland University (DH) Seward, Neb. CANCELED  
  GPAC Tournament (Pod Play): April 30 - May 2      
May 5 GPAC Championship Game TBD CANCELED  
NAIA National Championship Opening Round: May 11-14
May 22-29 NAIA World Series Lewiston, Idaho CANCELED  

2020 Roster

No. Name Pos. Ht. Yr. B/T Hometown Previous School
1 Nathan Buckallew P 5-11 Jr. R/R Urbandale, Iowa Johnston
2 Thomas Sautel 3B 6-0 Sr. R/R Littleton, Colo. Dakota Ridge
3 Ben Berg C 6-1 So. R/R Carroll, Iowa Kuemper
4 Nick Little RHP 6-1 Jr. R/R Lithia, Fla. Newsome
5 Beau Dorman C 6-0 Sr. R/R Scottsdale, Ariz. College of the Siskiyous
6 Evan Bohman INF 5-9 Sr. R/R Appleton, Wis. Appleton North
7 Teyt Johnson INF 6-0 So. L/R Indianola, Iowa West
8 Jayden Adams INF 5-8 Fr. R/R Waverly, Neb. Waverly
9 Adrian Cotton C/P 6-4 Jr. L/R Gretna, Neb. Gretna
10 Nicholas Boys OF 6-3 Sr. L/L Brisbane, Austrailia University of the Cumberlands
11 Carson Lindell INF 5-9 Sr. L/R Mount Vernon, Wash. Edmonds CC
12 Shane Whittaker P 6-2 So. R/R San Diego, Calif. San Marcos
13 Noah Janssen OF 5-7 So. L/R Johnston, Iowa Johnston
14 Keaton Candor OF 5-11 Jr. R/R Merrill, Iowa LeMars Community HS
15 Caleb Lemon INF 5-8 Fr. R/R Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue West
16 Carlos Benavides INF 6-1 Fr. R/R Aurora, Colo. Rangeview
17 Wade Council OF/P 6-1 Sr. L/L Colorado Springs, Colo. Pine Creek
18 Ryan Samuelson P 6-8 Jr. R/R Omaha, Neb. Gretna
20 Jacob Lycan RHP 6-4 Fr. R/R Omaha, Neb. Millard North
21 Jason Munsch LHP 6-2 Sr. L/L Campbell, Calif. Westmont
22 Dresden Wilson LHP 6-3 So. L/L Boone, Iowa Boone
23 Zach Pinkerton RHP 6-2 Sr. R/R Beatrice, Neb. Beatrice / Southeast CC / UNK
24 Peyton Scott OF 5-9 Jr. R/R Mason City, Iowa Newman
25 Caden Johnson RHP 6-4 Fr. R/R Papillion, Neb. Platteview
26 Cade Kleckner OF 5-9 So. R/R Colorado Springs, Colo. Pine Creek
27 Jose Cevallos INF 5-7 Fr. R/R Upland, Calif. Upland
28 Jesse Garcia INF 6-2 So. R/R El Cajon Grossmont
29 Ryan Moormeier INF 6-4 Jr. R/R Tukwila, Wash. Highline / Dakota College
30 Drew Ward P 6-2 Jr. R/R Cypress, Texas Cypress Christian
31 Gerard Dunning OF 5-6 So. R/R Grand Island, Neb. Grand Island
32 Thomas Otte INF/P 6-1 So. R/R Lincoln, Neb. Indianaola
33 Lukas Diehm P 6-2 Sr. R/R Las Vegas, Nev. Olympic College
34 Jakob Faulk INF 5-11 Fr. R/R Atwater, Calif. Atwater
35 Jake Fosgett RHP 6-3 Sr. R/R Carlsbad, Calif. San Dieguito Academy
36 Alex Delgadillo RHP 6-1 Fr. R/R Fresno, Calif. Clovis West
37 Benjamin Coldiron OF/P 6-2 Fr. R/R Gretna, Neb. Gretna
38 Christian Clear INF 6-0 Jr. L/L Alliance, Neb. Platte Valley
39 Michael Higley RHP 6-2 So. R/R North Richland Hills Birdville
  Logan Adam OF/P 6-3 So. L/L Crete, Neb. Crete
  Brayden Becker RHP 5-8 So. R/R Sabetha, Kan. Sabetha
  Evan Beran OF/P 6-1 Fr. R/R Gretna, Neb. Gretna
  Johnny Bryce RHP 6-3 Sr. R/R Phoenix, Ariz. Phoenix Christian
  Colton DeRocher UTIL 6-1 Fr. L/R Sergeant Bluff, Iowa Sioux City East
  Ricardo Figueroa INF 5-8 Fr. R/R Chino Hills, Calif. Ayala
  Connor Ganyo RHP 6-4 Sr. R/R Omaha, Neb. Skutt Catholic
  Ryan Kollbaum OF 6-1 Sr. R/R Concordia, Mo. Saint Paul Lutheran
  Benjamin Kuefner INF 5-10 Sr. R/R Lexington, Neb. Lexington
  Daniel Kuefner RHP 5-11 Fr. R/R Lexington, Neb. Lexington
  Darrell Kundinger INF/P 6-0 Fr. R/R San Antonio, Texas Jay
  Benjamin Larsen INF 6-3 So. R/R Lee's Summin, Mo. Baymore-Peculiar
  Noah Larson INF 5-11 So. R/R Gothenburg, Neb. Gothenburg Public
  Tanner Matt C 5-11 So. R/R Bellevue, Neb. Bellevue East
  Jacob Melchor LHP 5-8 Fr. L/L Grand Junction, Colo. Grand Junction
  Carter Morgan OF/P 6-4 Sr. L/R Charlotte, N.C. Olympic
  Jacob Morse OF/P 6-2 So. R/R Columbus, Neb. Scotus Central Catholic
  Vincent Nichols INF 5-11 Fr. R/R Gothenburg, Neb. Gothenburg
  Samuel Otte INF/OF 6-3 Sr. R/L Lincoln, Neb. Lincoln Lutheran
  Micah Ramage C 5-11 Sr. R/R Pasadena, Texas Pasadena Memorial
  Hayden Salt INF 5-11 Fr. R/R Sydney, Australia St. Andrews
  Braden Sindt OF 6-1 Jr. R/R Scottsbluff, Neb. Scottsbluff
  Caden Springer P 6-0 So. R/R Wichita, Kan. Pratt
  Taylor Steig UTIL 6-4 Fr. R/R Corona, Calif. Santiago
  Jaylin Whitelaw UTIL 5-9 Fr. R/R Kansas City, Mo. University Academy
  Nathan Wickham C 6-0 Fr. R/R Elkhorn, Neb. Elkhorn


Ryan Dupic, Head Coach (6th Year)

Ben Carr, Graduate Assistant Coach

Jonas Lovin, Assistant Coach

Conner Watson, Assistant Coach

Munsch throws no-hitter, Bulldogs trounce Briar Cliff

SIOUX CITY, Iowa – There’s a cloud hanging over all athletic competitions these days, but the Concordia University baseball team had fun on Friday (March 13) in Sioux City, Iowa. Ace pitcher Jason Munsch continued his masterful work by throwing a no-hitter as part of a thoroughly dominant doubleheader sweep of Briar Cliff at Bishop Mueller Field. Concordia won by scores of 21-0 and 12-1 as GPAC play began for both sides.

Sixth-year head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad completed its run at the Tucson Invitational on Tuesday. The Bulldogs are now 14-7 overall (2-0 GPAC).

“We talked about what we needed to do and how to approach these GPAC games,” Dupic said. “We really didn’t talk about much else. This was our focus. Obviously there’s a lot of chaos happening and it’s been pretty crazy for a lot of people. It’s hard to know what to think. We’re going to keep focusing on what’s in front of us. I’m grateful for our players. They had a lot of fun today. We don’t know what’s to come, but we’re very hopeful.”

Munsch has laid waste to opposing lineups over his first four starts of 2020. The lefty from Campbell, Calif., had struck out 20 hitters in his outing versus Morningside on March 7. On Friday, only two Chargers reached base against Munsch – and one of them did so after striking out. Munsch carved up Briar Cliff to the tune of 16 strikeouts in a seven-inning complete game. He issued one walk (leadoff hitter in the bottom of the first).

Nick Little also threw a no-hitter against Waldorf on Feb. 29. The one-two punch of Munsch and Little is difficult to top. Munsch has not even allowed an earned run in 26 innings this season.

“There comes a point when it’s hard to put into words,” Dupic said. “He’s just been so dominant. He’s always had good stuff and it’s as good now as it’s ever been. His pitch execution is on an elite level. When you have a power arm with command of the baseball it’s just very difficult to get a quality at bat against him. It’s fun to watch him pitch.”

Even an average pitching performance would have done the job on a day when Concordia paraded around the bases for a combined 33 runs on 31 hits and 12 walks. Jesse Garcia went deep in both ends of the doubleheader and the Bulldogs muscled up for 14 extra-base hits, including four homers on the day. In game one, Concordia had separate five- and eight-run frames and then scored in six of the nine innings of game two.

Five Bulldogs produced two or more hits in game one: Jayden Adams (3-for-6), Evan Bohman (2-for-2), Garcia (2-for-2), Nick Boys (2-for-3) and Wade Council (2-for-5). Garcia’s grand slam punctuated the eight-run fourth inning. Jakob Faulk also drove in three runs while Boys knocked in two.

There were many contributors in game two. Bohman capped his monster day by going 3-for-4 with a triple, home run and four RBIs. Faulk (2-for-4), Beau Dorman (2-for-5) and Garcia (2-for-5) also collected two hits apiece. The homers came in the first from Garcia, in the second from Faulk and in the third from Bohman. Concordia made it another rout by tacking on seven runs over the final three innings of game two.

Little covered the first seven innings of the second contest and allowed one run (unearned) on six hits and five walks. He struck out eight Briar Cliff hitters. Zack Pinkerton followed by tossing two scoreless frames to conclude the day in Sioux City. In total, Bulldog pitchers worked 16 innings without giving up an earned run to the Chargers (7-13, 0-2 GPAC).

If weather allows, Concordia will host Hastings for a 1 p.m. CT doubleheader on Sunday, which happens to be the final possible day of action before play will be suspended from March 16 through April 5. The moratorium caused by the coronavirus will wipe out six GPAC doubleheaders.

Bats quieted in pair of losses to Mayville State

TUCSON, Ariz. – The fourth and final game day at the Tucson Invitational saw the Concordia University baseball team struggle to put runs on the board in a doubleheader with Mayville State University (N.D.). The Comets swept a closely contested pair of games with 3-1 and 4-3 decisions on Tuesday (March 10). The Bulldogs were limited to a combined 12 hits in the 14 innings of play.

Sixth-year head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad played a total of seven games over a four-day period in Tucson. It will return to Nebraska at 12-7 overall.

“They really held us down offensively,” Dupic said “The first guy was able to keep us off balance and disrupt our timing. We had some opportunities where we couldn’t get the big hit. The second game we got off to a good start and again we had situations where we couldn’t get something to fall or come up with the key hit.”

In game one, Mayville State pitcher Connor DiNaro fired all seven innings and surrendered five hits. Concordia did not crack the scoreboard until Beau Dorman doubled in a run in the seventh. On the mound for the Bulldogs, Ben Coldiron got the start and worked five frames (two earned runs on five hits and four walks) and struck out five hitters.

The outlook appeared more positive in game two when Jesse Garcia belted a solo homer in the top of the first. Two batters later, Jayden Adams added an RBI single to give Concordia an early cushion. That advantage was eventually erased in the fourth. The score was knotted in the top of the fifth on a Keaton Candor sacrifice fly. In the bottom half, Skyler Forst singled in what turned out to be the winning run.

Caden Johnson started game two for the Bulldogs and pitched four innings (three earned runs) before giving way to relievers Jacob Lycan and Zach Pinkerton for one frame apiece. Collectively they fanned 12 Mayville State hitters in a solid overall pitching performance.

“Both of our starting pitchers kept us in it,” Dupic said. “We’re seeing a lot of guys throw the ball well at times and struggle at times. We were able to see a lot of guys pitch down here and have a better feel for our team. We’ve had seven games in four days and we still have some things to figure out and some room for growth moving forward. I think we’re starting to head in the right direction.”

In that second game, Adams and Evan Bohman both produced two hits. Concordia was unable to take full advantage of three Comets errors. Mayville State used five pitchers to navigate game two.

As long as the weather allows, the Bulldogs will begin GPAC play this weekend. They are scheduled to be at Briar Cliff for a 1 p.m. CT doubleheader on Saturday before hosting Hastings for a 1 p.m. twin bill on Sunday. The remaining 28 games left on the regular-season schedule are all conference games.

Berg, Faulk homer in win over Antelope Valley

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Concordia University baseball team returned to the win column on Monday (March 9) as its stay at the Tucson Invitational nears the end. Ben Berg and Jakob Faulk both homered as part of a 6-4 afternoon victory over the University of Antelope Valley (Calif.), a member of the NAIA’s California Pacific Conference.

A day earlier, sixth-year head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad dropped a pair of games to GPAC rival Jamestown. The Jimmies won by scores of 4-0 and 7-6 (both seven-inning contests). The Bulldogs (12-5) are 2-3 on the Arizona swing with two games remaining at the Tucson Invite.

“We swung the bats really well and were able to play well defensively,” Dupic said. “Antelope Valley is a really good team. I thought our pitchers competed and it was a well-played game. Antelope Valley is a team that likes to run and can really put the pressure on you. We handled it well.”

Concordia took an early advantage by putting three runs on the board in the first inning. Five different Bulldogs collected two hits: Berg (one home run), Evan Bohman (one double), Nick Boys, Faulk (one home run) and Thomas Sautel. To cover all nine innings, Dupic used four pitchers: Jake Fosgett (two innings), Lukas Diehm (3.2 innings), Evan Beran (2.1 innings) and Ryan Samuelson (one inning). Samuelson was again effective at shutting the door on an opponent.

Dupic is quickly learning that his team has quality depth, which comes in handy when playing a lot of baseball over a short time period. Said Dupic, “We’re seeing a lot of progress. I really like our bench. We didn’t play some of our regulars today. We’re able to do that because of our depth. We have guys with different skillsets and we’re seeing what they can do. We’re learning what guys can fill what spots.”

In action that took place late on Sunday night, the Bulldogs came up short in a matchup between squads expected to compete for the GPAC title this spring. In game one, Dru Fitz and Andy Reed combined to shut out Concordia on six hits. Jakob Faulked notched a pair of hits. Alex Delgadillo fired a seven-inning complete game for the Bulldogs. Lincoln Trujillo went 2-for-3 with a home run for the Jimmies.

In game two, a seventh-inning Bulldog rally was stamped out with the bases loaded. Back-to-back walks by Faulk and Ben Berg both forced in runs to put Concordia within a run. Jamestown pitcher Cameron Jenkins then got a groundout to first to end the threat. Keaton Candor went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBIs while Thomas Sautel collected a pair of hits and an RBI.

On their final day of the Tucson Invitational, the Bulldogs will take on Mayville State University (N.D.) in a doubleheader with first pitch set for 9 a.m. MT / 11 a.m. CT. The games will be played on Field 6 at the Kino Sports Complex in Tucson.

Munsch fans 20, Bulldogs split opening day in Tucson

TUCSON, Ariz. – A seven-game run at the Tucson Invitational began on Saturday (March 7) as the Concordia University baseball team took on Morningside and sister school Concordia University, St. Paul. The Bulldogs relinquished the lead and fell 7-5 to the Mustangs in what went down as a nonconference game. CUNE rebounded with a 6-3 victory to polish off the day.

Sixth-year head coach Ryan Dupic’s squad is now 11-3 overall and ranked 24th in the NAIA by Perfect Game. The loss to Morningside snapped a seven-game win streak.

Senior Jason Munsch broke a school single-game record by striking out 20 hitters in the opener in Tucson, Ariz. Munsch fired seven shutout frames and left the game with a 5-0 advantage. Unfortunately, things unraveled in the eighth when the Mustangs put seven runs on the board. Munsch has recorded 43 strikeouts in his first 19 innings of work this season.

The Bulldogs rebounded in the Saturday capper by pounding out 12 hits. Keaton Candor homered and drove in three runs. Shortstop Jayden Adams added three hits, a run and an RBI. Jesse Garcia and Jakob Faulk also added two hits apiece. Meanwhile, Thomas Sautel drove in a pair of runs.

On the mound, Nick Little fired seven innings and moved to 3-0. Fresh off a no-hitter of Waldorf, Little scattered 10 hits and allowed three earned runs. He also struck out six Golden Bears hitters as the Bulldogs claimed victory over the NCAA Division II opponent. Ryan Samuelson pitched the ninth and collected his third save of the season.

The Bulldogs will take on another conference opponent on Sunday when the Tucson Invitational continues. Concordia and Jamestown will begin at doubleheader at 3 p.m. MT / 5 p.m. CT from field 5 at the Kino Sports Complex. The two sides met in the 2019 GPAC tournament championship game. The twin bill will not count towards the conference standings.