Dordt College defeats Concordia baseball in Falcon season opener

PHOENIX, AZ.- Defensively the event looked exactly like a "first game of the season" for Concordia Wisconsin as the Falcons dropped a 9-2 decision to Dordt College (5-8) on Friday afternoon.

Sophomore center fielder Mathew Scasny (Pewaukee, Wis.) had three hits for CUW and senior Adam Martz (West Bend, Wis.) slapped a pair of doubles, but Dordt (playing the final game of their week-long Arizona visit) scored six unearned runs during the game to gain their fifth victory.

Val Keiper's team trailed by just 5-2 heading into the bottom of the 7th but Dordt, an NAIA school, added four insurance runs over the next two frames.

Senior Matt Parrent (Kewaskum, Wis.) pitched the first three innings for CUW, striking out four and allowing one run. He was relieved by Austin Baglow who gave up four runs in one inning, although none of them were earned. Four other Concordia hurlers followed, combining to allow five walks and three hit batters.