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The Concordian  - April 20, 2001 

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Weather warms, so do Cobbers
Eric Morrow, The Concordian

Cold temperatures and rain have wreaked havoc on the Cobber baseball season. But when they do take the field, the weather can do nothing to stop the Cobbs from heating up.

After almost a month lay-off, the Cobber baseball team came out smoking to split with league favorite and number-one ranked St. Thomas. The Cobbers got a strong pitching performance from sophomore Derek Dormanen, and some clutch hitting late in the contest to win the first game, 8-2. St. Thomas came back and won the nightcap 11-2.

“We’re pleased about splitting with St. Thomas,” said senior pitcher Eric Wold. “Our bats really came alive.”

The best part of the game though for the Cobbers, might have been the fact that they actually got to go outside and play a game. After a tournament in Dallas during mid-March, the Cobbers went gameless until they played the Tommies. During that stretch, the weather and field conditions made it impossible for the team to get any games in. They even drove down to Nebraska for a tournament, only to have it cancelled because of the weather conditions. Needless to say, the team became a little anxious to get outside.

“After practicing for two months straight inside, everyone was ready to do anything to get outside,” Wold said.

And since the St. Thomas game, the team has taken advantage of their opportunities in the open air.

The Cobbers swept St. John’s, getting great pitching from their starters in their 2-0 and 8-1 wins. Sophomore pitcher Bryan Marudas was named Pitcher of the Week in the MIAC for his performance in the shutout of the Johnnies. Marudas gave up only two hits, no walks, and fanned nine batters.

The Cobbers also split with St. Mary’s, one of the top teams in the league. Concordia lost the first game 5-1, but rallied to win the second 7-5. That win improved the Cobbers to 4-2 in the conference.

“It’s all coming together,” Wold said. “The pitchers are throwing strikes, and the hitters are scoring a few runs. That’s what we need to win.”

The Cobbers next home game, weather permitting, will be a doubleheader against Hamline on April 22nd. The first game starts at 2 pm.

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