Falcons outlast Stars 19-18

Schaumburg, IL

This doneybrook featured 44 hits and 37 runs as the Falcons won a 19-18 road thriller Saturday at Dominican.

No lead is safe this season so a 9 run first inning was just what the doctor ordered for CUW. The Falcons had 9 hits in that initial frame with Matt Schilter getting a double and two run homer in that ONE inning.

It was 19-11 Concordia heading into the bottom of the 8th but the Stars scored six times against CUW relievers to cut the deficit to a single run.

The Falcon ace in the hole was staff ace Derrick Pankow who came on in relief to record a pair of strikeouts with the tying run in scoring position.

Concordia's Matt Mayer had 4 hits in this marathon while Jonathon Olla, Matt Schilter, Ryan Schilter, and Dan Mueller each added three. The win boosted Val Keiper's offensive juggernaut to 3-2 in the NAC and 8-7 overall.