Lovercamp tosses shutout for No. 1 Chiefs

Monday, April 20, 2009

CONCORDIA -- Concordia achieved a "moral victory" Friday by making the top-ranked Santa Fe baseball team play seven full innings for the first time this season.

The defending Class 1 state champions had averaged 15.0 runs per game, but the Chiefs were held to five hits during a 6-0 road decision.

Santa Fe scored all of its runs in the top of the second inning. Freshman Dalton Wilkinson drew a lead-off walk and junior Jacob Hollingsworth followed with a double. Both came in on senior Logan Kirchhoff's single.

Kirchhoff swiped second base and scored on a single by senior Max Capps. Junior Hunter Rolf walked and junior Matt Lovercamp tripled in two runs and then stole home with two outs.

Lovercamp shined on the mound as well. He allowed only four hits and a walk, while striking out six. The Orioles threatened in the seventh by loading the bases with one out, but Lovercamp fanned one batter and got the final out on a roller to second base.

Sophomore Carter Brown had two hits for Concordia (2-4).

Santa Fe (5-0) will be at home today to take on Wellington-Napoleon.

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