Marquette, Michigan -
The Concordia softball team got their 2011 season underway on Saturday, defeating UW-Superior 6-4 from the Finlandia University Dome Tournament. After both teams rallied from brief deficits, the Falcons tallied a pair of runs in the top of the seventh inning to pick-up the victory.
Scoreless through three innings, the Falcons took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning when Sara Mihalo touched home. The Yellowjackets rallied to score two in the bottom of the fourth, before CUW recorded three runs in the top of the sixth inning. Abbie Goetsch hit a two-run homerun followed by a solo homerun off the bat of Sarah Cochran, only to see UW-Superior tie the game at 4-4 in the home half of the sixth.
Concordia's bats continued to come alive in their half of the seventh inning, with Mihalo delivering a two-RBI single. Those two runs would be more than enough for Ashley Draeger, who came on in relief of starting pitcher Danielle Burke, to nail down the save.
UW-Superior outhit the Falcons 9-7, but committed three errors to the Falcons two. Danielle Burke earned the victory in the circle after pitching six innings, allowing four runs on nine hits, striking out four and walking just two.