The final weekend of home action this 2023 season has arrived for Concordia Softball. As part of Saturday's home doubleheader, the Bulldogs will recognize a senior class of Caitlyn McGarvie, Jerzi Rowe, Sydney Schildt and Alexis Tachovsky.
The likes of Jessie Bestenlehner and Hanna Bowers starred on Sunday (April 16) as the Bulldogs ended their skid with a 13-3 win in game two of the doubleheader at Dakota Wesleyan. The Tigers won the first contest, 11-3.
A three-run lead in extra innings got away from the Bulldogs on Friday (April 14) as they wound up dropping two games to Jamestown in Aberdeen, S.D. Catcher Taylor Glause recorded her 100th career collegiate hit as part of the twin bill.
Concordia is determined to alter its fortunes this week as it hits the road to play Jamestown and Dakota Wesleyan. The Bulldogs are coming off a challenging home weekend versus Midland and No. 13 Northwestern.
Up against the GPAC's highest rated team, the Bulldogs showed some signs of life offensively. However, it wasn't enough to take down fundamentally sound Northwestern. The Red Raiders won by scores of 6-0 and 8-3.
It was a tough day on the diamond on Friday (April 7) as the Bulldogs were defeated twice by Midland, 7-0 and 8-1. Warrior pitcher Aliyah Rincon was nearly perfect in the first game of the sweep.
A challenging weekend lies ahead for the Bulldogs, who will take on two GPAC foes with lengthy win streaks: Midland (11) and Northwestern (nine). Home doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday are set for 1 p.m. starts.
The offense is still attempting to get back into gear for the Bulldogs, who combined for only seven hits in Saturday (April 1)'s doubleheader. Visiting Hastings came away with wins by scores of 4-2 and 8-2.
A seven-game series win streak over rival Doane fell by the wayside on Tuesday (March 28) in Crete, Neb., where the Bulldogs dropped decisions by scores of 6-2 and 7-5. Concordia stranded the bases loaded to end the second game.
Bragging rights within the state will be on the line this week as Concordia Softball looks forward to taking on Doane and Hastings. The Bulldogs (12-13, 1-1 GPAC) are coming off a doubleheader split with Morningside to open league play.
The energy and enthusiasm within the Concordia Softball program displays a picture of a group eager to turn the page to 2024. Coach Brock Culler will put to use three returning All-GPAC players, a host of veterans and a talented bunch of newcomers.
Entering year two as head coach, Brock Culler sees a Concordia Softball program on the rise thanks to a mix of key returners and a talented freshman class. Pitching and defense emerged as the team's strengths this fall.
There were flashes of brilliance and moments that hinted at brighter days to come for the Concordia Softball program. Seniors who were part of the '21 national tournament team left a lasting legacy and the sophomore group made its presence known.
Caitlyn McGarvie has no problem selling the experience Concordia has to offer. She's thrived on the softball diamond while pursuing her aspirations of becoming a pharmacist. Even more special, Caitlyn has shared a Concordia bond with her brother DJ.
There are quite a few unknowns heading into the 2023 season, but Concordia Softball has taken on an upbeat and optimistic approach. Head Coach Brock Culler has brought passion and enthusiasm while getting accustomed to his new role.
Head Coach Brock Culler's enthusiasm for his new role comes across in obvious fashion. The Bulldogs began to form their identity for 2023 as Culler and the student-athletes have taken to the diamond while getting to know one another.
A run to the 2021 national tournament preceded a 2022 season of ups and downs for Concordia Softball. The Bulldogs finished up at 23-24 overall and in a tie for sixth place in the GPAC under Coach Tatum Edwards.
Camry has been all that and 'Moore' for Concordia Softball. The Crete High School product entered the program with incredibly high expectations and has delivered. Moore is ready to soak up one more season with the Bulldogs.
Concordia Softball will look a bit different in 2022 as Tatum Edwards begins her first season as head coach and the Bulldogs replace five starters. Leadership will come from veteran all-conference performers such as Camry Moore and Kylee Nixon.
A transitional phase got underway this fall for the Concordia Softball program, which is being lead by Head Coach Tatum Edwards. The fall has been characterized by an intensified practice and workout schedule.