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Softball - Sun, Apr. 13, 2014

The No. 1 Concordia Eagles swept the day, 6-1 and 1-0, at No. 5 Cal State San Marcos and has won all four games against the Cougars this season.

Stevie Goldstein (JR/Garden Grove, CA) allowed only four hits in game one and one run, not earned, and improved to 15-1.  Hannah Howell (SO/Citrus Heights, CA) hit two three-run home runs for 10 on the year.  Rachel Prentice (SR/Upland, CA) had a double and Howell collected three hits on the day.  Caitrin Debaun (SR/Garden Grove, CA) had two hits.  Debaun singled to lead off the game and Emily Craig (SR/Long Beach, CA) walked with two outs.  Howell then gave Concordia the three-run lead with a shot over the left field wall.  A Concordia error and single led to the Cougars' lone run of the day in the fifth inning.  Annette Merjano (SR/Auburn, CA) and Craig singled to start the sixth, and Howell homered to center with one out to make it 6-1.

Brittan McGue stranded five hits in game two, improving to 20-2.  She threw her seventh shutout of the season.  Jenna Jorgenson (SR/Laguna Niguel, CA), Megan Feuerstein (SO/Huntington Beach, CA), and Hattie Marshall (FR/Costa Mesa, CA) all had multiple hits.  The Eagles had eight hits and left 10 runners. 

Megan Feuerstein singled and Hattie Marshall doubled in the second, but both were left stranded.  Concordia left the bases loaded in the third, but Chanele Dresser (JR/Norwalk, CA) singled to start the fifth, and scored on Jenna Jorgenson's RBI-single. 

"Great two games for us today," Concordia head coach Crystal Rosenthal said.  "Hannah Howell led us in game one and a big game from Brittani McGue (JR/Modesto, CA) in game two.  We played great this weekend and I am very proud of our progress and in the toughness we've shown."

Concordia ended the day 43-5 and 4-0 against NAIA top-15 on the weekend after beating No. 13 Biola on Saturday.  The Eagles will wrap up their regular-season on Tuesday, April 15 at (RV) San Diego Christian at 2:00 pm.