Concordia returned to action against the Westmont Warriors with a Saturday doubleheader to finish the three-game series. Concordia took the first game of the series on Friday with a 2-7 victory.
Andrew Brooks took the mound for the Eagles in game one of the doubleheader. Brooks was good through six innings, fanning five with two walks and allowing four hits. Three runs scored while Brooks was on the mound, but none were earned. Concordia struggled to hit through the first six innings, but the Eagle bats came alive in the seventh as Nolan Clark got on board with a walk and Ryan Land came in to run for Clark. Land came home on the next pitch as Mitchell Esser ripped a triple to deep right center. Atlee Schwab grounded into short to bring Esser across, and Dillon Bryant sent a solo shot over the fence in left field to account for three of the Eagle runs. In the ninth, John Bornhop hit a hard sinlge past third base to get on and was replaced by Steven Hurst. Clark drew another walk and was replaced again by Land. Both runners moved a base on a balk, and Esser took a pitch on the leg to load the bases with no outs. Schwab came to the plate and singled through the left side to score Hurst and load the bases again, but a lineout double play and a putout on a bunt down the first base line ended the Eagles' chances in the first game as the Warriors triumphed 6-4.
Robbie Ingram got the start for the Eagles and went five innings with four Ks and a walk, allowing three total runs, two earned, in four hits. Josh Anderson came in to relieve Ingram for an inning and allowed one hit and a walk. Logan Truex came in to close the game and earned the win, his first of the season, making him 1-1 on the year. Down two in the fifth, Concordia got things going as Bryant got aboard with a walk and moved to third on a ground out and a sacrifice bunt. A single through the right side from Nielsen scored Bryant, and Robert Shiroky doubled to third to score Nielsen. Concordia scored again in the sixth as Esser was hit by a pitch and went to second on a sacrifice bunt from Schwab. A grounder from Bryant put Esser on third, and he came home to score on a wild pitch to tie it at 3-3. In the eighth, Clark got on board with a single down the right line and was replaced on the base by Land. Esser knocked a single to right and moved Land to third base. Westmont opted to walk Schwab, and Bryant ended it for the Eagles with another single to right field to bring Land home.
Concordia improved to 12-4 overall and 5-4 in GSAC play, while Westmont falls to 7-8 overall and 4-8 in GSAC. The Eagles will be back in action on Sunday, February 16 as they host the Corban Warriors at 2 pm.