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DWU is swept by Concordia in GPAC twin billing

BRANDON--Dakota Wesleyan University battled Concordia in a doubleheader on Sunday in hopes of moving into a tie atop the Great Plains Athletic conference baseball standings.

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BRANDON-Dakota Wesleyan University battled Concordia in a doubleheader on Sunday in hopes of moving into a tie atop the Great Plains Athletic conference baseball standings.

Instead, the Tigers dropped both games and fell to .500 in conference play. In the first game, DWU dropped a heartbreaker, 4-1, and then Concordia registered a 17-5 win to finish off the sweep in a pair of seven-inning outings.

The first game was a defensive struggle, with neither team scoring a run heading into the seventh and final stanza. The teams combined for 10 hits in the game, but Concordia's Teyt Johnson broke the ice with a lead-off homer and it opened the floodgates.

Wade Council followed up with a two-run double and Christian Meza brought him home with a double of his own to give Concordia (10-10, 4-0 GPAC) a commanding 4-0 lead.

Kyle Bailey a hit solo home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to get DWU (9-13, 4-4) on the board, but Landon Neugebauer popped out to short on the next at-bat.

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Wes Anderson went 2-for-3 on the day, while Gunnar Johnson went 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on five hits and struck out five on the mound.

Concordia launches seven homers to rout DWU

Concordia remained hot as the second game began, racking up five runs in the top of the first inning en route to the blowout win.

Meza and Jesse Garcia each hit two-run home runs in the inning, while Keaton Candor added a solo blast. Garcia would add two more home runs in the game, finishing 4-for-5 with seven RBIs. Candor also hit another solo homer in the sixth.

J.T. Miller hit a two-run shot to put DWU on the board in the bottom of the fifth, while Colome native Reed Harter added an RBI single to make the score 13-4 in the sixth.

Gavin Reichmuth and Layne Stafford each allowed six earned runs, while Cole Barthel surrendered five as the DWU pitching staff was roughed up for 20 hits and seven home runs.

Tanner Wauhob picked up the win for Concordia, giving up four earned runs on four hits, while fanning five Tigers.

DWU travels to Jamestown for doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday.

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