A seven-run fifth inning helped Concordia-St. Paul rally for a 9-4 win over Wayne State in NSIC action Wednesday in St. Paul, Minn.
Wayne State took an early lead, scoring twice in the second on a Nick McIntee RBI double that scored Albert Johnson and a Brandon Fowler fielder’s choice that plated McIntee.
Wayne State added a run in the third after the Golden Bears scored in the bottom of the second. Nate Ackerman had an RBI single to left that scored Cody Jenkins to make it a 3-1 lead. After Concordia scored in the bottom of the fourth, the Wildcats scored again on a McIntee singled in the fifth, scoring Ackerman.
The Golden Bears came back in the bottom of the fifth, scoring seven runs on eight hits in the inning, turning the two-run deficit into the eventual five-run win.
McIntee and Johnson each had two hits to lead Wayne State’s six-hit attack. Ackerman and Alex Kreft also had hits in the losing effort.
Starting pitcher Teague McFadden (0-2) took the loss, giving up five runs on six hits over four innings with one strikeout and three walks. Connor Keating, Joey Lenihan and Tegan Nissen pitched in relief for the Wildcats, who fell to 4-18 overall and 1-6 in NSIC action.
The second game of the doubleheader was called off due to the weather. Wayne State is scheduled to be on the road this weekend, visiting Minot State Saturday and Sunday for a four-game NSIC series with doubleheaders starting at noon each day.
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