Concordia Sweeps St. Johns at Metrodome

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Concordia University improved to 7-1 on the season as they swept a pair of games from Division 3 foe, St. John’s University of Collegeville, MN. 

The Golden Bears jumped out to an early 5-0 lead which included a 2 run home run by catcher, Chris Herbert.  Concordia’s ace pitcher, Jake Schmidt, was cruising along through 5 innings, giving up only 2 runs (1 earned) on 3 hits and 11 strikeouts.  In the 6th inning the Johnnies scored 5 runs on a couple new pitchers and some sloppy play which led to 3 unearned tallies giving St. John’s a 7-6 lead.  Concordia scored 1 in the bottom of the 6th and won on a dramatic walk off home run but Bryan Lippincott (SS) to lead off the bottom of the inning.  This gave the Golden Bears an 8-7 victory.

In game 2, Lippincott hit another solo homer but the star for the game was freshman pitcher, Ben Lemke.  After giving up 5 more unearned runs in the first 3 innings on 5 errors, the Golden Bears’ starting pitcher, Blake DeVries was injured.  Concordia brought in Lemke who went the final 4 1/3 innings and gave up no hits & no runs while striking out 4 Johnnies.  This earned him his first career victory.  The final score of 15-7 was in doubt until the end though as the game ran right up to the Metrodome time limit and if it had gone another 7 minutes the game would have been canceled. 

On the day, Chris Herbert was 6-8 with a HR and 7 RBI’s while Jake Schmidt was 6-9 with a double, 2 triples and 5 runs scored.  There’s no word yet on the extent of DeVries’s injury. Lippincott Powers Sweep

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3 Responses to “Concordia Sweeps St. Johns at Metrodome”


  1. 1 Wow March 3, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    2009 Concordia University Baseball Schedule

    Date Opponent Location Time/Result
    Feb. 4 Northern State (2) Metrodome W, 4-0 ; W, 19-0
    Feb. 6 U-Mary (2) Metrodome W, 4-0 ; 8-3 (6) – !
    Feb. 10 Minnesota Duluth (2) Metrodome W, 8-4 ; L, 1-9
    Feb. 25 St. John’s (MN) (2) Metrodome W, 8-7 ; W, 15-7
    Mar. 3 Grand View (IA) University (2) Metrodome 12:15
    Mar. 5 Mayville State (ND)

    Not many tough teams here.

    • 2 fishingmn March 3, 2009 at 3:05 pm

      5 straight games against less than D2 teams. Mostly a scheduling/budget issue it looks like to me but not ideal.

  2. 3 Wow March 3, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Nice for them to win players of the week both player and pitcher this week. I guess toughness of opponent means nothing.


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