Concordia Sweeps Away Oregon Tech Playoff Hopes
Oregon Tech's Zack Earle (Photo by Kelly Caleb)
(KLAMATH FALLS, ORE.) – Concordia University swept a Cascade Conference double-header from Oregon Tech Saturday night at Kiger Stadium winning game 1, 13-12 and game 2, 6-1. With the sweep Concordia improves to 22-25 on the season and 14-16 in conference play. The Cavaliers also clinch a spot in the NAIA West Baseball Tournament next week in Portland, Ore. Oregon Tech falls to 17-32 on the season and 10-20 in conference play. The two teams will meet Sunday morning at 11:00 am at Kiger Stadium to conclude the regular season. Sunday will also be Senior Day as Oregon Tech will honor its four graduating seniors: Kory Locken, Zack Earle, Tommy Wood, and Aaron Jogensen.
In Game 1, Concordia took advantage of 7 walks and 5 Oregon Tech errors, combined with 10 hits, to win game 1 13-12. Oregon Tech used 14 walks and 9 hits to score its 12 runs in the loss.
Concordia scored 2-runs in the 4th, 3-runs in the 5th, 2-runs in 7th, 1-run in the 8th and added 5 more in the 9th inning for its 13-runs.
Oregon Tech scored 1-run in 2nd inning, 1-run in the 4th, 4-runs in 5th, 2-runs in the 7th and 4 more in the 9th and had the game tying run thrown out at 3rd base to end the game.
Sean Myrum, Blake Drake, and Mike Dickman each at 2-hits to lead the Concordia attack.
Kory Locken had 3-hits for Oregon Tech with Dylan Rodgers and Dustin Norman adding to hits apiece in the loss with Norman belting his 4th Homerun in the 4th.
In game 2, Concordia starter Larsen Kohler went the distance striking out 10 Hustlin’ Owls while spreading out 8-hits and allowing just 1-run picking up the win to improve to 6-4 on the season.
Concordia scored 1-run in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th innings and then added 2-runs in the 9th to win going away 6-1.
Mike Cero led the Cavalier attack picking up 3-hits with Jordan Keeker, Carl Beckert, Blake Drake, and Sean Myrom each adding 2-hits in the 13-hit game. Myrom hit his 5th homerun of the season to lead off the 2nd inning to deep center field.
For Oregon Tech Alex Reynolds, Dylan Rogers and Dustin Norman each had 2-hits.
Tech starter Aaron Jorgensen pitched 8 innings striking out 9 while walking 4 and giving up 11 hits and 5-runs to fall to 1-7 on the season.
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