College baseball: Cobbers' offense on fire in two wins over Scots

Concordia piled up 35 hits and 28 runs in a MIAC doubleheader sweep of Macalester on Monday.

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WEST FARGO — Concordia had its bats in fine form on Monday, dominating Macalester in a sweep of a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader on Monday at Starion Field.

The Cobbers took the first game 12-5 and came back with a 16-2 win in seven innings in the second game.

In the first game, Macalester took a 5-0 lead in the top of the first inning but the Cobbers closed the gap with three runs in the fourth and then took command with nine runs in the fifth.

Thomas Horan was 4 for 4 with a double and three RBI and Matt Gruber was 2 for 3 with a home run and three RBI. Jake Christianson had three hits and drove in two runs and Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe had three hits and an RBI. David Dorsey had three hits and Wyatt Gunkel had two RBI.

Starter Ashwin Stratton shook of the five-run first and went the distance for the win. He allowed three earned runs on five hits, walking one and striking out six.


In game two, the Cobbers scored 14 runs in the first three innings to all but put the game on ice.

Gruber hit another home run and finished 3 for 4 with five RBI. Carter Mulcahy was 4 for 4 with a homer, a double and two RBI and Horan also homered and had three RBI.

Jake Christianson was 3 for 5 and two RBI, and Andy Gravdahl and Henkemeyer-Howe both had two hits and drove in a run.

Starter Jacob Nold went six innings for the win, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out seven. Chance Bye worked the final inning, striking out one.

The Cobbers are 11-5 in the MIAC and 17-15 overall. They play host to Bethel on May 6.

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