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5/14 Jill Flatau, Stacie Johnson Earn MIAC Postseason Honors.
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Jill Flatau (Sr., Perham, Minn.) was named to the MIAC All-Conference team for the first time in her career.

(ST. PAUL)-- Concordia senior softball players Jill Flatau (Perham, Minn/Perham HS) and Stacie Johnson (Belgrade, Minn./BBE HS) earned MIAC postseason honors. Flatau was named to the MIAC All-Conference Team while Johnson was named to the MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention Team. It is the first time for both players to be named to a league all-conference team.

Flatau had her career-best season this year. She led the Cobbers in average (.382), slugging percentage (.574) and on-base average (.440). She was in the top five in all three categories in the MIAC. During the course of the year she had seven multiple-hit games and hit safely in 13 of the team's 22 league games.

Johnson, the Cobbers' first baseman, hit .294 on the season and led the team in home runs (5), RBI's (16) and total bases (54). She was tied for third in the league in home runs. Her fielding percentage of  .989 placed her third in the MIAC among everyday infielders. She only committed two errors in 178 chances.

4/28 Cobbers Nearly Steal Game 2, But Gusties Sweep 12-0, 2-1.
| Game 1: Gustavus 12 @ Concordia 0 | Game 2: Gustavus 2 @ Concordia 1 |
Concordia vs. Gustavus
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Series Recap
(MOORHEAD)-- Concordia nearly stuck a huge pin in Gustavus' MIAC title balloon, but in the end the Gusties prevailed to sweep the doubleheader 12-0 and 2-1.

Gustavus entered the series 15-1 in league play and a half game ahead of second place St. Thomas. The Cobbers, playing in their final twinbill of the year, weren't able to contain the high-powered Gustavus offense in the first game. The Gusties blew the game wide open in the fourth inning when they scored eight runs on Cobber starting pitcher Gretta Stritesky (Ogilvie, Minn./Ogilvie HS). Entering the inning, Gustavus was holding on to a 4-0 advantage. Concordia was unable to score in the fourth or fifth inning and the game was called due to the league's eight-run rule. Gustavus (17-1-0 MIAC, 22-9) collected 15 hits in the game, seven of which were for extra-bases. 

The Gusties pounded out five doubles and two home runs. First-year player Audrey Lenoch went 3-for-3 with a double and a home run and three RBI's. The Cobbers managed only four hits in the five-inning affair. Leadoff hitter Jamie Bang (Fr., Hermantown, Minn/Hermantown HS) went 2-for-3. 

The second game appeared to be headed in the same direction as the first, as Gustavus scored a run in the first, had a pair of hits and had runners at the corners before starter Steph Boesche (Cambridge, Minn./Cambridge-Isanti HS) found her groove and got Sara Medved to ground out to short. Boesche then stymied the Gusties over the next four innings, retiring 12 of the next 13 batters. 

The game pivoted around the bottom of the fifth and sixth innings. The Cobbers tied the game in the bottom of the fifth when Bang singled in Steph Gemar (Jr., Felton, Minn./Shanley HS) with two outs. Gustavus proceeded to score the eventual game-winning run in the top half of the sixth inning but the game's dramatics were saved for the bottom of the frame. Concordia loaded the bases with one out, and that's when the Gustie defense turned golden. Shyla Wilson (Sr., Cohasset, Minn./Grand Rapids HS) hit a smash down the third base line and Melissa Aust snared the ball and fired to home to get the force out. With two outs, and the game hanging in the balance, Gemar hammered a ball to deep right field. Gustavus right fielder Julie Langenfeld got a good jump on the ball and made a spectacular catch to rob Gemar of a hit and the Cobbers of the go-ahead runs.

After Boesche worked out of a jam in the top of the seventh inning, Concordia could only mount a solo walk by Bang in the bottom of the frame. Gemar was the only Cobber with multiple hits in the finale. She finished the game 2-for-3 and the memory of what might have been. Boesche pitched seven innings, allowing two earned runs and and seven hits.

Jill Flatau (Sr., Perham, Minn./Perham HS) went 2-for-5 in the series and finished the season with a team-leading .382 average. Bang, who was 3-for-6 in the doubleheader, finished closely behind at .380. 

Concordia finishes the year 7-15 in the MIAC and 11-24 overall. 

4/27 Cobbers Stumble on Southern Swing, Get Swept by SMU.
| Game 1: Concordia 0 @ St. Mary's 4 | Game 2: Concordia 1 @ St. Mary's 11 |

4/26 Cobbers Kick Off Cornstock by Blanking Macalester.
| Game 1: Macalester 0 @ Concordia 5 | Game 2: Macalester 0 @ Concordia 8 |

4/23 Cobbers Have a Hard Day with the Knights, Lose Twice.
| Game 1: Concordia 4 @ Carleton 9 | Game 2: Concordia 3 @ Carleton 4 |

4/22 Cobbers Can't Stop Pipers, Get Swept by Hamline 10-1, 4-3.
| Game 1: Concordia 1 @ Hamline 10 | Game 2: Concordia 3 @ Hamline 4 |

4/18 Cobbers Drop a Pair in Opening Day of NDSU Classic.
| Game 1: Concordia 0 vs. MSU-Moorhead 9 (5) | Game 2: Concordia 0 vs. UND 2 |

4/13 Cobbers End Marathon Week With Extra-Inning Sweep.
| Game 1: St. Kate's 0 @ Concordia 5 | Game 2: St. Kate's 8 @ Concordia 9 (9) |
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4/12 Cobbers "Bang" Out a Split Against St. Olaf.
| Game 1: St. Olaf 6 @ Concordia 2 | Game 2: St. Olaf 3 @ Concordia 13 (5) |
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4/10 Cobbers Break Out the Big Bats to Gain Split With Bethel.
| Game 1: Concordia 12 @ Bethel 6 | Game 2: Concordia 4 @ Bethel 5 |

4/09 Cobbers Get Shut Out Twice at St. Ben's, Lose 8-0, 8-0.
| Game 1: Concordia 0 @ St. Ben's 8 (5) | Game 2: Concordia 0 @ St. Ben's 8 (6) |

4/08 Cobbers Rally to Win Game 2, Split Home-Opening Series.
| Game 1: Augsburg 6 @ Concordia 4 (10) | Game 2: Augsburg 7 @ Concordia 8 |
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4/02 Cobbers Can't Stop Tommie Power Surge - Lose 9-0, 12-4.
 | Game 1: Concordia 0 @ St. Thomas 9 | Game 2: Concordia 4 @ St. Thomas 12

4/01 Cobbers Heat Up Blustery Day, Down MSU-Moorhead 6-1.
 | Game Box Score: Concordia 6 @ MSU-Moorhead 1 | Action Picture Page |

3/07 Cobbers Get Edged By DII Powerhouse Grand Valley (MI)
        and are Beaten 4-1 by Salem International in the Nightcap.
  | Game 1: Grand Valley (MI) 4, Concordia 0 | Game 2: Salem Int. (WV) 4,  CC 1 |

3/06 Cobbers Get Sunburned in Florida, Drop Both Games. 
  | Game 1: Augustana (IL) 4, Concordia 0 | Game 2: Thomas More (KY) 16,  CC 7 |

3/05 Cobbers Continue Their Splitting Ways.
  | Game 1: Dominican (IL) 6, Concordia 3 | Game 2: Concordia 3, Clark (MA) 2

3/04 Cobbers Beat Point Park 7-4 and Then Lose to R.I.T. 8-1. 
  | Game 1: Concordia 7, Point Park (PA) 4 | Game 2: RIT (NY) 8, Concordia 1

3/03 Cobbers Split First Two Games in Florida.
  | Game 1: St. John Fischer (NY) 7, CC 3 | Game 2: CC 1, Eastern (PA) 0

12/11 Cobber Softball Schedule for 2003 Now Online.
         | Complete Schedule Information

10/14 Cobbers Hold 1st Annual Homecoming Alumni Game.
Pictured below are the alumni participants from the 1st annual homecoming alumni softball game. 

Front Row (L-R):Joan Martens, Karen Ellis, Sue Empting
Middle Row (L-R): Laurie Raske, Erin Gunderson, Lana Birkland, Allison Haaland, 
Megan Johnson, Heidi Clairmont, Head Coach Stacey Holm
Back Row (L-R): Deb Ylinemi, Heather Kloster, Kathy Braun, Jen Tjaden, 
Sarah Tulibaski, Mindy Sparby, Tracy Sparby, Jill Pontius, Cindy Frey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

9/12 Insurance, Returning Athlete, & 1st Year Participation Forms are Now Online.

7/08 Stacey Holm Named Head Women's Softball Coach.
Stacey Holm
was named the new women's softball coach at Concordia.
She takes over for Steve Baumgartner who was the head coach since 1987. 

MOORHEAD-- Concordia College Moorhead Athletic Director Dr. Armin Pipho announced today that Stacey Holm has been named the new women's softball coach. She takes over for Steve Baumgartner who has been the head coach since 1987. Holm was Baumgartner's assistant coach last season.

Baumgartner, who is the head men's hockey coach at Concordia, will continue to be involved in the softball program as he will take over the assistant coaching duties.

Holm, originally from Cokato, Minnesota, is a 1996 Concordia graduate. She joined the Cobber coaching staff in 2002 as an assistant women's softball coach.
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