Concordia-St. Paul used big innings in both games to defeat the Wildcats 13-0 and 7-4 on Friday afternoon at the Pete Chapman Softball Complex in Wayne, Neb. The Golden Bears are now 17-11 and 2-4 in the NSIC while the Wildcats drop to 7-18 overall and 1-5 in league play.
In game one, both teams remained scoreless until the top of the third inning when the Golden Bears pushed across two runs thanks to a solo home run from Amanda Parsons and Carlie Hart scoring on a wild pitch.
Concordia-St. Paul erupted for five runs in the top of the fourth inning with the big hit of the inning being a three-run home run from Parsons. The fifth inning saw the Golden Bears tack on six more runs off five hits and one Wildcat error to close out the scoring 13-0.
Freshman Maddie Mosier was tagged with the pitching loss, allowing eight runs (six earned) on eight hits in 3.0 innings with five walks. Sophomore Allison Niemeier pitched 1.2 innings allowing five runs on five hits with one strikeout while junior Alyx Hagen forced the only batter she faced to ground out.
The Wildcats had four hits in game one with senior Katelyn Wobken going two for three at the plate while stealing two bases to lead WSC. Junior Taylor Menard went 1 for 2 with a double while Alyx Hagen went 1 for 2 with a single.
After falling behind 2-0 in game two, the Wildcats tied the game at two in the bottom of the second inning. Abbie Hix tripled and scored on a sacrifice fly from Annie Grammar while Jordyn Breitbarth tripled and scored on a wild pitch.
Wayne State took the lead in the fourth inning using an RBI single from Wobken and a bases loaded walk from Emily Chandler to score Jordyn Breitbarth, who reached on an infield single.
CSP reclaimed the lead 7-4 in the top of the fifth by scoring five runs off seven hits, powered by a two-run home run from designated player Amanda Parsons, her third home run of the day.
WSC could not get anything going the rest of the game, being held to no hits over the final three innings and falling 7-4 to Concordia-St. Paul.
Junior Riley Vanderveen was charged with the loss, allowing seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings. Junior Alyx Hagen pitched 2.2 innings allowing no runs, three hits and walking one.
The Wildcats collected four hits in the second contest. Senior outfielder Jordyn Breitbarth went 2 for 3 with two runs scored while Abbie Hix tripled and Ashley Hernandez singled.
Wayne State will be on the road at Winona State on Wednesday in a double header starting at 1 p.m. in Winona, Minn.