LISLE, Ill. -- After being shutout 6-0
in the first game of Sunday's Northern Athletics Conference
doubleheader at Benedictine University, the Concordia University
Wisconsin softball team came back to earn a split of the
day's proceedings with a 4-1 win.
Mariah Giesseman and Holly Zinnecker led the Falcons at the plate with two hits apiece, while Danielle Burke earned a complete game, three strikeout victory in the circle. CUW finished its four-game NAC weekend road trip with three victories after sweeping Concordia University Chicago on Saturday.
Game One Recap:
CUW managed only three hits in the opener, as All-NAC hurler Brittany Adcox allowed just four Falcon base runners in seven innings of work.
BenU got all the runs needed in the first inning, when they produced three hits and a pair of scores.
Senior pitcher Sheri Weidner (Mount Prospect, Ill.) allowed just one Eagle run over the final three innings. Giesseman (sophomore, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.) had two of the Falcon hits.
Game Two Recap:
CUW broke open a scoreless duel between winner Burke (senior, Burlington, Wis.) and BenU's Eryn Pondo with a three-run third. Senior Sarah Cochran's (Bloomington, Ill.) two-run double was the big hit of the frame.
BenU got one run back in the fourth, but CUW tallied the game's final marker without the help of a base hit in the fifth. Cochran's grounder gave her three RBI for the game, as junior Jannelle Schroder (Colgate, Wis.) crossed the plate. That was more than enough Burke as she held the hosts to four singles and did not walk a batter.
CUW improved to 5-1 in the NAC, while dropping the Eagles to 3-1 in league play. Next up for CUW is a doubleheader at Marian University on Tuesday evening.
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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