RECAP: Tornados rally to top @UTTylerBaseball in series finale
Concordia (25-12)
UT Tyler (23-13)
4/21/2018 | Tyler, Texas | Attendance: 293
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Win: Nicholson (5-1) 1.200011
Loss: Chris Stodolka (1-1) 0.204030
Guidry (CTXBB) 533000
Jared Pauley (UTTBB) 522000
Tanner Roach (UTTBB) 412100
Blake Wilson (UTTBB) 412010

Saturday, April 21, 2018
by Nick Rackley

TYLER – Concordia scored nine runs in the final two innings after an hour-long weather delay to take a 12-6 series finale win over UT Tyler on Saturday in a game that spanned over five hours at Irwin Field.

The Patriots (23-13, 13-8 ASC) dropped the series after losing the opener 7-1 and then bouncing back with a 13-0 win in a Friday doubleheader before Saturday’s game that saw the Tornados (25-12, 18-6 ASC) storm back from a 5-3 deficit after seven innings with four in the eighth and five in the ninth for the series win. UT Tyler would commit four errors in the field and the pitching staff walked eight and hit five batters to overshadow a game where they also struck out 14 Concordia batters.

Nate Imig recorded six of those strikeouts and only allowed three hits and one run over 4 2/3 innings, but would not receive a decision in the his sixth start of the season. Senior outfielder Jared Pauley went 2-for-5 and scored two runs from the leadoff spot and junior Graham Welch went 1-for-4 with two RBIs to lead the offensive production, while Alex Masotto added five strikeouts on the mound in 2 1/3 innings.

UT Tyler senior Chris Stodolka (1-1) took the loss after allowing four runs, while Concordia’s Nicholson improved to 5-1 after throwing 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief. Carlton led the Tornados at the plate, going 2-for-5 with four RBIs as CTX closed out their ASC schedule.

The Patriots host Southwestern on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Irwin Field to close out their season at home before traveling to Longview next weekend to face LeTourneau to end the regular season starting with a 7 p.m. opener on Friday.