College softball: Cobbers lose a pair of one-run games to Bethel

The Royals edged Concordia in two Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games on Monday.

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MOORHEAD — Concordia lost a pair of heartbreakers to Bethel on Monday, falling 3-2 and 1-0 in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Jake Christiensen Stadium.
In Game 1, Bethel scored three runs — two unearned — in the fifth inning. The Cobbers rallied for two runs in the bottom of the seventh inning on Molly Wilde's two-out, two-run double but the Royals cut down a runner at the plate trying to score the tying run.
Bethel starter Kayla Simacek and Cobbers starter Megan Gavin dueled all seven innings. Simacek allowed four hits and struck out 10 while Gavin allowed one earned run on five hits and struck out 14.
In Game 2, Simacek was even better, tossing a four-hitter and striking out 15. Gavin also was solid, allowing just a run in the sixth inning. She gave up five hits and struck out 7.
The Cobbers are still looking for their first MIAC win. They are 0-6 in the conference and 6-14 overall. They play a doubleheader at Augsburg on Wednesday, April 13. Game times are 3:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.

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