Concordia 4, Emporia State 0

May 14, 2005

EMPORIA, Kan. - Host school Emporia State was held to five hits off all-region pitcher Kristen Schmidt as Concordia advanced to the championship game of the NCAA II North Central Region tournament. The Golden Bears were held scoreless by fellow NFCA all-North Central Region pitcher Melissa Stevens until Kristin Linell hit a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning to lead off. CU followed with three more runs off three more hits. Shannon Miller ended the day 2 for 4, scoring a run, while Kristen Schmidt helped secure her 26th win of the season with a two-run single during the eighth. Concordia will await the winner of the consolation winner between ESU and Winona State for Sunday's 12:30 p.m. final. A second final would follow at 3:00 p.m. if needed.

                                             #17 Concordia at #8 Emporia State
                                              05/14/05 at Emporia, Kan. (Trusler)

  Concordia 4                                                      Emporia State 0

  Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB           Player                    AB  R  H RBI BB SO PO  A LOB
  ------------------------------------------------------           ------------------------------------------------------
  Pozzani, Jen cf..........  3  0  1  0   0  0  0  0   1           Hubbard,Kayla 2b.........  4  0  3  0   0  0  4  1   0
  Miller, Shannon rf.......  4  1  2  0   0  1  1  0   0           Wiard,Jessie lf..........  2  0  0  0   0  2  2  0   0
   DuFresne, Vanessa pr....  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0           Beattie,Bree ss..........  2  0  0  0   0  1  1  0   0
  Plante, Elizabeth ss.....  4  1  0  1   0  3  2  4   1           Davison,Megan 3b.........  4  0  1  0   0  0  0  1   4
  Yurek, Amanda 3b.........  4  0  0  0   0  2  2  3   0            Ellis,Katie pr..........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
  Schmidt, Kristen p/pr....  3  0  1  2   1  0  0  3   0           Viola,Morgan cf..........  3  0  1  0   0  1  3  0   2
   Kessler, Katie pr.......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0           Luschen,Sarah 1b.........  2  0  0  0   0  1  3  1   0
  Schwietz, Kelly 2b.......  2  0  1  0   1  1  3  0   0           Pfautsch,Laura rf........  3  0  0  0   0  2  1  1   0
  Smith, Nikki lf..........  3  0  0  0   1  0  0  0   1           Stevens,Courtney c.......  3  0  0  0   0  1 10  0   1
  Linell, Kristin c........  4  1  1  1   0  2 10  1   4           Boczek,Ashley dp.........  3  0  0  0   0  2  0  0   0
  Enzler, Tracie 1b........  3  1  2  0   0  1  6  0   0           Stevens,Melissa p........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  2   0
  Paitich, Allison dp......  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0            Reed,Courtney p.........  0  0  0  0   0  0  0  0   0
  Totals................... 30  4  8  4   3 10 24 11   7           Totals................... 26  0  5  0   0 10 24  6   7

  Score by Innings                   R  H  E
  ------------------------------------------
  Concordia........... 000 000 04 -  4  8  1
  Emporia State....... 000 000 00 -  0  5  0
  ------------------------------------------

  E - Plante. LOB - Concordia 7; Hornets 7. HR - Linell(6). 
  HBP - Wiard; Beattie 2. SH - Pozzani; Schwietz; Wiard; Luschen. 
  SB  - DuFresne. CS - Ellis.

  Concordia              IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF                   Emporia State          IP  H  R ER BB SO AB BF
  -----------------------------------------------                  -----------------------------------------------
  Schmidt, Kristen....  8.0  5  0  0  0 10 26 31                   Stevens,Melissa.....  7.1  7  4  4  1  9 27 30
                                                                   Reed,Courtney.......  0.2  1  0  0  2  1  3  5

  Win - Schmidt (26-6).  Loss - Stevens,M (26-5).  Save - None.
  WP - Schmidt. HBP - by Schmidt (Wiard); by Schmidt (Beattie); by Schmidt (Beattie).
  Umpires - HP: Ed Murphy  1B: Robert Blatcher  3B: Stan Wisnieski
  Start: 2:30 pm   Time: 2:25   Attendance: 438
  Game notes:
  Game 7 of the NCAA II North Central Region tournament.
  CU advances to regional championship game.
  ESU will play in consolation semifinal.

--Courtesy Emporia St.