(Grand Rapids, Mich.)
The softball team could have moved into 3rd
place with two wins over the Concordia Cardinals in a rare Sunday double header.After notching two shut-out wins over Siena Heights the Golden Eagles seemed to reaching their stride.But the Cardinals squelched those feel good feelings by winning the first game 6-4.Concordia started the game scoring three runs in the 1st
inning.Cornerstone countered with an RBI by both Megan Oberst
and Madison Bucilla
.Concordia kept the pressure on scoring two more runs in the 2nd and then another run in the 3rd
to go ahead 6-2.Ashley Neidermayer
started the 4th
inning with a double and Kaitlyn Carlson
hit a single RBI to cut the lead to 6-3.The Golden Eagles were able to get 2 on base in the 5th
but unable to score them.Kathy DeYoung
hit a double in the 7th
to score a run but CU finished the inning leaving 3 on base resulting in a 6-4 loss.Heidi Warmelink
took the loss for CU.
The Golden Eagles started the second game with a run in the first inning with the bases loaded Kathy DeYoung walked to score a run but with two outs and the bases loaded CU was unable to score anyone else as Niedermayer stuck out. Concordia was held scoreless until the 5th inning where they scored one run to tie things up 1-1. CU went 3 up and 3 down in the bottom of the 5th but the Cardinals were able to get the winning run in the 6th getting 2 hits and 1 run to take a 2-1 lead. Tahni Bruno was walked in the 7th but the Golden Eagles were unable to get her around the bases resulting in a 2-1 loss for CU. Heidi Warmelink once again pitched the entire game striking out 1 batter in 26 at bats. The Golden Eagles are 11-23 overall and 6-8 in the WHAC. CU completes WHAC play with a 6-8 record and will await a few other WHAC teams to finish their games to determine their conference finish and seed for the WHAC tournament.