Falcons drop NCAA tourney opener

May 7, 2009

NCAA lid-lifter

Alma, MI 4 Concordia 1

Bllomington, Illinois

One bad inning defensively ruined the day for CUW as the Falcons fell in the first round of the NCAA National Tournament 4-1 to Alma (28-11). Already trailing 1-0 heading in the 4th a pair of Concordia errors paved the way to two unearned tallies that altered the CUW plan of attack offensively. Now in arrears 3-0, the Falcons needed to play for the big inning and it never materialized.

Concordia outhit the winners 7-4 and left the bases loaded twice in a frustrating loss. Angela Ward and Sarah Cochran had two hits each for CUW. Steve Crook's team plays again tomorrow at 10:00am against St. Norbert in the double elimination tournament.

Concordia (Wis.).... 000 010 0 - 1 7 2

Alma................ 001 201 X - 4 4 0