Falcons Sweep Benedictine

Mequon -

You have to win the close ones to be a conference champion and Val Keiper's Falcons have been doing just that.

After a one-sided win in their Sunday opener, Concordia needed some stellar pitching and a middle inning comeback to notch an important win.

Benedictine took an early 2-0 lead but CUW had tied things up 2-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth. That frame featured a leadoff hit by Jonathon Olla, an RBI single by Ryan Schilter, and a sacrifice fly Nick Doedens.

Concordia starter Corey Stark earned the win, allowing 6 hits and the 3 Benedictine runs in six innings of work. Relievers Ryan Baglow and Derrick Pankow helped save Stark's third win of the season.

Ryan Schilter (3-4) was the hitting star for CUW as the Falcons improved to 9-3 in league play and 15-9 overall.