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Falcon baseball completes season with sweep of Warhawks

May 5, 2009

Concordia 4 UW- Whitewater 3

Concordia 6 UW Whitewater 5

West Bend

Game One

CUW rallied for a pair of ninth inning runs to defeat the Warhawks in game one of their season-ending twin bill. The visitors had claimed a 2-0 first inning lead but Concordia tied it on Dan Cattau's long two run blast in the bottom of the seventh.

After UW-W grabbed a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth, it was time for some late-game Concordia heroics. Jon Olla led off the frame with a single and Derrick Pankow doubled high off the left field wall. After an infield groundout, Adam Martz singled sharply to drive in the tying run and move Pankow to third. Then Brandon Banton's perfectly executed squeeze bunt scored Pankow and gave CUW the win. Senior Rusty Meyer (4-1), mixing his pitches effectively, fired the complete game win for Concordia.

UW Whitewater....... 200 000 010 - 3 9 0

Concordia Wisconsin. 000 000 202 - 4 9 2


Game Two

Val Keiper's team trailed 5-1 after three innings in this one, but rallied for five markers in the fourth and then held on. The game-changing Falcon 4th unfolded like this. Pankow walked and then Dan Shea homered to cut the deficit to 5-3. Adam Martz's single was followed by a pair of strikeouts. -Then with two gone, Matt Mayer singled and Martz raced to third. Matt Schilter doubled home one run and then Kevin Courvoisier doubled home what proved to be the tying and winning tallies.

UW Whitewater....... 122 000 0 - 5 9 0

Concordia Wisconsin. 010 500 X - 6 8 3

Luke Robbe was credited with the win and Trent Duckett, the last of five CUW pitchers, got the save with a scoreless 7th. CUW finished the 2009 season with a 22-17 record while the Warhawks, a National qualifier, fell to 24-15. doubled home a CUW score in the second but the Warhawks got to Falcon starter Ryan Baglow for a pair of homers and the early four run lead. led off the Falcon's final at bat with a single and Derrick Pankow's double off the top of the left field fence put both runners in scoring position