College baseball: Cobbers split pair with Calvin

Concordia won big in Friday's first game but fell in a one-run second game in Illinois.

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CAROL STREAM, Illinois — Concordia split a pair of games with Calvin on Friday at Lee Pfund Stadium.

The Cobbers pounded out 11 hits and got strong pitching from Ashwin Stratton and Alex Rudquist in a 12-0 win in the first game. In the second game, Calvin scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk-off the Cobbers 7-6.

In the first game, Caiden Kjelstrom had two hits and drove in three runs, and Isaac Henkemeyer-Howe had three hits and two RBI. Matt Gruber and Carter Mulcahy both had two RBI and Justin Kloster and Jake Christianson both drove in runs.

Stratton got the win, allowing three hits and striking out four in four innings. Rudquist got the save, working three innings and allowing three hits and a walk.

In the second game, led 6-3 heading into the final inning but Calvin's Patrick Gillen drove in a run on a fielder's choice and Nate Mason doubled in three runs to end the game.


Kjelstrom and Andy Gravdahl both had two hits and two RBI, Gruber doubled in a run and Christianson singled in a run. Thomas Horan had two hits.

The Cobbers are 6-10 overall. Their game Saturday against Hope in Wheaton, Illinois was canceled and their home-opener against Mayville State on Tuesday, March 28, has been postponed. Their next scheduled games are at St. John's on April 1.

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