Concordia drops twinbill

Published 12:00 am Friday, April 15, 2005

The Concordia College Hornets continued their to struggle Wednesday night, dropping a double-header to the University of Mobile Rams.

UM routed Concordia 21 -2 in the first game and came out on top in the second game 12-4.

“We played pitiful in the first game,” said Hornet coach Dr. John Niblett, “we’ve got to mature and stay focus.”

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Concordia committed five errors in the fourth inning of the first game, which helped the Rams to score 15 runs in the inning on only four hits.

“We’ve got to learn to pick each other up, especially after an error,” Niblett added.

Mobile scored in the first four of the five innings played in the first game. They crossed the plate three, one, two, and 15 times respectfully in the first four innings.

The Hornets managed to score a run in each of the third and fifth innings. The line score in the first game for the Rams was 21 runs, including a three-run homer by Lance Howard, 14 hits, no errors and nine runners left on base. For Concordia, they scored two runs on our hits, had six errors and left four on base.

In the second game the Hornets held a 2 – 1 lead after one inning of play, when pitcher Chase Hornsby, who went 3-for-3 in the game, drove in two runs on a two-out single to left.

The advantage was short lived as UM came back to score three in the second, one in the third, five in the fourth, and one in the fifth before Concordia scored their next run.

“We started seven freshman in the second game,” Niblett said, “made a couple of errors that led to three unearned runs when we were ahead, and could never regain our momentum.”

Concordia added a run in each of the fifth and sixth innings.

The Hornets scored two runs on eight hits, committed five errors, and left six runners on base. Dwayne Stanfield belted two hits and an RBI.

The Hornets, who have won only one of the 30 games they’ve played, have only 15 players on the roster and dress 14.

They are the only team on their schedule that does not grant scholarships.

Concordia travels to Chattanooga this weekend to face Tennessee Temple University, who is the team they beat this season.