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Softball - Fri, Feb. 14, 2014

Concordia began a four-game weekend on Friday, February 14 with a doubleheader against Embry-Riddle (AZ). The Concordia Eagles enter the weekend with a 5-1 record on the 2014 season. The Eagles of Embry-Riddle entered the doubleheader with a 1-3 record.

Brittani McGue took the circle in the first game of the doubleheader for Concordia and went the full seven, allowing three hits and no runs. McGue worked the inside corner well for nine Ks, including four looking, as she improved to 6-3 on the season.

Concordia hit well in the first two innings, as the Eagle bats went all the way through the order in the first to score five. Caitrin Debaun and Hannah Howell got on with singles before three-run shot from Jenna Jorgenson cleared the bases. Emily Craig reached on a fielding error and moved to second as Cory Fisher drew a walk. A fielding error on a failed pickoff scored Craig and moved Fisher to second. Another error moved Fisher to third, and a ground ball from Jasmin Dresser scored Fisher for the fifth Concordia run. In the bottom of the second Jorgenson got on after taking a pitch on the elbow and moved to second on a passed ball. A deep home run ball from Fisher's bat scored Jorgenson and gave Concordia their seven runs for the game. Concordia ended the first game of the doubleheader with five hits and one error, while the visiting Eagles were limited to three hits without a run and committed five total errors.

In the second game of the doubleheader Susana Gurney took the circle for the Eagles. Gurney threw her first no-hitter as an Eagle, recording four Ks in the five-inning run-rule game. Gurney improved to 2-1 on the season as she pitched well and got some help from her infield with eight groundouts. Concordia got the scoring going early again as Debaun drew a walk to get on for the Eagles. Howell legged out a bunt down the third base line to move Debaun to second and beat the throw for a single. Jorgenson singled to left to load the bases. A hard grounder to third put Craig on with a fielder's choice and scored Debaun. A deep home run over the right center fence scored Jorgenson and Craig to make it 4-0 Concordia after one. In the third, Jorgenson dropped a soft standup double into shallow left and was scored immediately by Craig with a towering home run over the center field fence. Fisher knocked a hard double of her own down the left line and was scored immediately as Merjano hit a double of her own into right field. Nicole Chavez grounded out and moved Merjano over to third, and a single from Rachel Prentice through the right side scored Merjano. In the fourth, Howell led off with a double deep into the left corner before being scored on the next pitch by a home run from Jorgenson. Craig singled to center field and Alexa Lavalle came in to pinch run. Lavalle moved to second on a wild pitch and went to third on a groundout from Kati Turner before scoring on a wild pitch, giving Concordia an 11-0 lead.

Concordia improves to 7-1 on the season with the sweep and drops Embry-Riddle (AZ) to 1-5. The Eagles will be back in action Saturday, February 15 as they host the CSU San Marcos Cougars at 12 PM on Eagles Field for another doubleheader.