CLERMONT, Fla. - On the fifth
and final day of competition at the NTC Spring Games, the Concordia
University Wisconsin softball team split a pair of games, losing
12-4 to Tufts College (Mass.) before defeating Colby College
(Maine) 7-6 on Thursday night.
CUW finished the trip with a 3-7 record in Florida and the Falcons are 5-9 overall on the season.
In the first game against Tufts, the Falcons got all four of their runs in the first inning, and took a 4-0 lead into the third.
But it was all Jumbos after that, as Tufts posted a seven-run third inning with two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
At the plate, senior Sheri Weidner (Mount Prospect, Ill.) knocked in three runs with a bases-clearing double, while freshman Jessica Liszka (Lindenhurst, Ill.) continued her strong start to the season by going 2-for-3 with a run scored.
In the second and final game of the trip, against Colby, the Falcons held a commanding 7-2 lead after five-and-a-half innings of play, but the Mules made things interesting with one run in the sixth and three in the seventh to make it a one-run game.
Sophomore pitcher Jamie Schuh (Freedom, Wis.) would preserve the victory, however, coming on in relief to get CUW out of a jam by recording the final two outs.
Offensively, Liszka went 2-for-4 with two RBI, while sophomore Breanne Geipel (Hartland, Wis.) and freshman Katie Landherr (Waukesha, Wis.) each went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI apiece. Geipel also blasted a solo home run.
The Falcons now return home after the week in Florida, and will begin Northern Athletics Conference play on Tuesday when they host a doubleheader with Maranatha Baptist Bible College. The first game will begin at 3 p.m. CUW finished tied for second in the NAC last season with a 21-3 conference record.
May 14, 2012 Liszka named to NFCA All-Region Team
May 4, 2012 Softball eliminated from NAC Tournament
April 29, 2012 Softball concludes regular season with doubleheader sweep
April 28, 2012 Softball sweeps Dominican on Senior Day in dramatic fashion
April 24, 2012 Softball swept by Aurora
April 21, 2012 Softball rallies past Alverno twice
April 20, 2012 Softball hosts Alverno in doubleheader on Saturday
April 19, 2012 Softball doubleheader postponed
April 17, 2012 Softball ready for busy week
April 17, 2012 Strosina’s bat comes alive, Softball sweeps Rockford
April 14, 2012 Landherr homers twice, Softball splits doubleheader
April 13, 2012 Softball hosts Lakeland on Saturday, Aurora on Sunday
April 11, 2012 Goetsch, Landherr homer; Softball sweeps Edgewood
April 10, 2012 Softball travels to Edgewood for NAC showdown
April 7, 2012 Landherr homers, Softball sweeps MSOE
April 3, 2012 Softball visits Marian on Tuesday
April 2, 2012 Burke named NAC Pitcher of the Week
April 1, 2012 Softball splits doubleheader with Benedictine
March 31, 2012 Softball improves to 4-0 in NAC with pair of wins
March 30, 2012 Softball hits the road for four games this weekend
March 22, 2012 Softball splits two games on final day in Florida
March 21, 2012 Softball splits pair of games in Florida
March 19, 2012 Softball picks up first win at NTC Spring Games
March 18, 2012 Softball suffers pair of losses in Florida
March 17, 2012 Offense stalls for Softball at NTC Spring Games
February 26, 2012 Softball loses to Cornell, but defeats UW-La Crosse
February 25, 2012 Softball defeats UW-Stout, falls to Bethel
February 21, 2012 Falcon Softball looks for an encore
February 17, 2012 CUW Dean of Students Steve Crook accepts full-time athletics position
February 14, 2012 Softball ranked 3rd in NAC Preseason Poll
November 2, 2011 Softball’s hitting and pitching clinic dates announced