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Emily Craig catches a foul ball behind the plate (3/13)
Softball - Thu, Mar. 13, 2014

The No. 1 Concordia Eagles came out with some fire on Thursday afternoon, March 13, at Eagles Field and won two games against William Jessup, 5-0 and 10-1 in five innings.

Brittani McGue (JR, Modesto, CA) (12-0) was dominant in game one, allowing only two hits with nine strikeouts, tying her career high set earlier this year.  Jenna Jorgenson (SR, Laguna Niguel, CA) hit her 10th home run of the year and Emily Craig (SR, Long Beach, CA) doubled.  The Eagles had four hits as a team, but took advantage of six WJU errors, scoring four unearned runs.

The Eagles moved through the top of the first with a double play, and a walk and two errors led to two unearned runs in the bottom half.  Annette Merjano (SR, Auburn, CA) singled to left field to make it 3-0.  Craig doubled to left center with one out in the third, and scored on Megan Feuerstein (SO, Huntington Beach, CA)'s sac fly after moving on an error to pull the Eagles ahead 4-0.  Jorgenson launched an absolute bomb to lead off the fifth to right field to make it 5-0.  McGue went 1-2-3 through the sixth and worked around a hit and error in the seventh.

In the nightcap, Stevie Goldstein (JR, Garden Grove, CA) (5-1) went four innings, scattering four hits with one run and two strikeouts.  Susana Gurney (SO, Cypress, CA) finished the game, working around one hit batter.  Jorgenson recorded four RBI by hitting her 11th and 12th home runs of the season.  Caitrin Debaun (SR, Garden Grove, CA) also launched a long ball.  Debaun and Jorgenson led the team with two hits each. 

The Eagles jumped out early, putting up six runs in the first inning.  Debaun singled to lead off and Jorgenson put one over the right field wall.  Craig and Merjano hit back-to-back singles, and Feuerstein singled to load the bags.  Nicole Chavez (FR, La Palma, CA) singled to center to score one and Chanele Dresser (JR, Norwalk, CA) singled to right with two out to make it 6-0.  Howell singled to lead off the second and Jorgenson followed with a bomb to right.  Kristen Shiotani (SO, Poway, CA) walked with one out in the third and Debaun homered to make it 10-0.  WJU put together four hits for one run in the fourth.

Concordia ended the day 21-3 and dropped the Warriors to 1-6.  The Eagles now have eight games in five days, four on the road and four at home.  The stretch begins with two games at Embry-Riddle (AZ) on Friday, March 14 at 1:00 pm.