No. 1-ranked Concordia swept both games against No. 8 Cal State San Marcos on Saturday afternoon, taking game one 10-7 and game two 14-6 in five innings at Eagles Field.
In game one, it was Emily Craig's three-run walkoff homer to left center that gave Concordia the hard fought win. Brittani McGue pitched all seven, allowing 11 hits and seven runs, six earned, with five K's. She improved to 6-0 on the season and stranded eight runners. Jenna Jorgenson was four-for-four with three RBI and a double. Emily Craig recorded two hits for three RBI. The Eagles had nine hits as a team.
San Marcos hit a two-out homer to go up 1-0 in the first, but the Eagles used two errors and a single from Jorgenson to tie in the bottom half. Three hits led to three runs and a 4-1 lead for the Cougars after the top of the second. Concordia loaded the bases with two out in the bottom of the second, and Caitrin Debaun singled up the middle to score one. Hannah Howell singled to left field to plate two more and Jorgenson finished the inning with a double off the left field wall to make it 6-4 Eagles.
CSUSM immediately responded with two runs on three hits, including a double, to make it 6-6. A hit batter and Cougar error allowed Jorgenson to drive home a run in the fourth for the one-run lead. A Concordia error, passed ball, and single tied it in the fifth. McGue struck out the last batter looking with two on in the seventh and Craig ended it three batters later.
One day after her no-hitter, Susana Gurney went the first two and a third innings against the Cougars, allowing seven hits and six runs, but earning the win behind 10 runs of support. McGue finished the game allowing only one hit and earning her second save.
Howell, Jorgenson, and Annette Merjano all hit bombs, and Merjano and Howell each had two-hit days. Concordia had seven hits, but made them count for 14 runs.
The Cougars opened the first with a two-out homer, but Concordia dropped a seven-spot in the bottom half. An error started it and Howell followed with a homer. Another run scored on a bases loaded walk, then a hit batter, then another walk, and then Howell singled two more home for the 7-1 edge. Another bases loaded walk in the bottom of the second scored another, Chanele Dresser hit a sac fly, and Debaun singled the 10th run home. San Marcos strung four straight singles together in the third to make it 10-6. After a walk and Cori Fisher single, Merjano homered in the third to put CU back up 13-6. After a quite couple innings, Jorgenson led off the fifth with a homer to end the game, 14-6.
The Eagles ended the day 9-1 and dropped Cal State San Marcos to 10-2, their first two losses of the season. The Eagles will host Antelope Valley for a doubleheader on Tuesday, February 18, at 1 pm. Watch the live stream at http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/cui.portal#.