Falcons win 1-0 extra inning thriller over Marian


Concordia edged Marian 1-0 in an old-fashioned extra inning pitcher's duel in game one of this afternoon's doubleheader.

CUW had a number of excellent opportunities throughout the contest before finally breaking through in the eighth.

Janelle Schroder opened the eighth with a line single to left which bounced past the charging Sabre outfielder allowing Schroder to reach second.

Holly Zinnecker's ground out to the right side got Schroder to third and she scored on an infield hit by Kara Landherr.

Ashley Draeger got the win in relief of starter Danielle Burke who hurled five scoreless frames before tiring. She left with the bases loaded in the sixth in favor of Drager who got out of that jam and pitched two additional flawless frames.