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College softball: Gustavus pitching too much as Concordia drops both ends of doubleheader

The Gusties allowed just one run in two victories in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Concordia.

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Concordia's Megan Gavin fires off a pitch during Cobbers softball play against Gustavus on Thursday, April 21, 2022.
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MOORHEAD — Gustavus' pitching staff was on point Thursday, limiting Concordia to just one run in a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Jake Christiansen Stadium.

The Gusties prevailed 3-0 in an 11-inning Game 1 pitchers' duel between Piper Otto and the Cobbers' Megan Gavin. The Gusties need five innings to win 9-1 in Game 2.

In Game 1, Otto went all 11 innings, allowing six hits, no walks and she struck out 10. Gavin also went the distance and gave up one earned run on five hits and struck out 19.

The Gusties scored in the top of the 11th on an RBI single, a bunt fielder's choice and a Cobbers error.

Concordia's Rosie Unglaub was 3-for-5 and Kenzie Leither, Emma Redlin and Danielle Lyon had the Cobbers other hits.

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In Game 2, Gustavus pitchers Chloe Smallfield and Payton Belt held the Cobbers to two hits. Concordia's Caitlin Culleton hit a solo homer in the first inning.

The Cobbers are 0-8 in the MIAC and 6-16 overall. They play a doubleheader at Macalester at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in St. Paul.

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