Concordia, Oregon (33-5) beat Bellevue 3-2 in nine innings. The loss drops the Bruins’ record to 32-15. Renee Santos earned her 16th win of the season for the Cavaliers, giving up just four hits and two runs, both unearned. Santos struck out 16 and walked just one in the complete-game effort. Aly Bowers took the loss for Bellevue in relief of starter Alissa Crumley. Bowers gave up one unearned run on two hits in 3 1/3 frames. Crumley went 5 1/3 on the mound, allowing six hits and two earned runs with six strikeouts.
Bellevue scored in the top of the third after a one-out double by Erica McCoy. McCoy advanced to third and then later scored, both advances on passed balls to give the Bruins a 1-0 lead. Concordia went up 2-1 in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run home run by Kyndell Andrews.
McCoy stayed hot and tied it up in the top of the fifth on a single to left, followed by a stolen base and then scored on a Cavalier throwing error. In the ninth for Concordia, Andrews singled and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Courtney Wooden. With Mallory Callahan at the plate, Andrews scored on an error by the shortstop to end the game. McCoy went 3-for-3 with two runs scored for the Bruins and Andrews finished at 2-for-4 and two RBI for the Cavaliers.
Bellevue plays Simon Fraser at 2:30 central time today, who won their opening game of pool play. This is a must win game for Bellevue if they have hopes of continuing play the three game pool portion of the tournament.