(Grand Rapids, Mich.) The Golden Eagles hosted Concordia but had to play at Davenport for the second time because their field is still not yet playable. Concordia came out of the gate fast scoring four runs in the top of the first inning on four singles and a walk. The Cardinals added another run in the top of the second to make it 5-0 but the Golden Eagles got three back in the bottom of the second on an Emily Bode three run homer to get the score to 5-3. Concordia added three runs in both the third and fourth innings to take an 11-3 lead while the Golden Eagles bats went cold and the game ended after five innings due to the "Mercy Rule".
Cornerstone started off much better in the second game. Hailey Castillo reached on an error to lead off for Cornerstone. Lauren Pasciak followed with a single and both runners advanced on a bad throw. Megan Oberst hit a ground out to score Castillo. Ashley Niedermayer knocked in Pasciak with a double. Alexsandra Szajna walked. Emily Bode brought Niedermayer home with a single and Rachel Bode followed with a double to bring Szajna home to give Cornerstone a 4-0 lead. The score remained the same until the top of the fourth inning when the bottom fell out. Concordia scored 9 runs on 7 hits and 2 errors to take a 9-4 lead after four innings. Concordia added a couple more runs in the top of the fifth inning. Cornerstone got one back in the bottom of the fifth. Abby MacArthur hit a two out double and scored on a single by Maggie Vosler. The Cardinals exploded for five more runs in the top of the seventh on 4 hits and an error to go up 16-5. Ciara Wilke had a pinch hit single to lead off the seventh and advanced to second on a Megan Oberst single. She later scored on an RBI double by Jenna Weightman. Oberst then scored on a pass ball to conclude the scoring in the game. Cornerstone lost 16-7 and dropped to 10-10 overall and 2-4 in the WHAC.
Cornerstone will play at Aquinas next at 3:30 on Friday.