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Concordia Moves Into Third Place

Concordia set school records last week and swept a doubleheader from SCC to move into third place in the Golden State Athletic Conference.

The Eagles (16-18, 10-8 in conference) hit seven home runs Tuesday in a 22-2 nonconference victory over Occidental.

Concordia’s Ben Kindreich, who became the school’s career hits leader, began the week hitting .411, third in the conference.

He was four for four with three runs batted in an 8-4 victory Monday over Occidental. Kindreich has 193 hits, surpassing Mike Adams’ mark of 184.

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Concordia trails 18th-ranked Biola (26-10, 14-4), and Azusa Pacific (19-7-1, 12-5).

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More baseball: The SCC baseball team upset Birmingham Southern (Ala.), the top-ranked team in the nation, 3-1.

SCC pitcher Donovan McReynolds, a junior from Redding, gave up two hits and one unearned run in eight innings. He struck out five to earn the victory.

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McReynolds was named the Pacific Northwest/Far West Region and the Golden State Athletic Conference pitcher of the week.

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Softball: SCC’s Chrissy Vega, a junior outfielder, was named the GSAC player of the week. She was eight for 20 with five runs scored, four runs batted in and five stolen bases to help the Vanguards win five games.

SCC (35-7, 7-1), ranked fourth in the NAIA last week, fell to seventh after splitting a doubleheader with Cal Baptist. The Vanguards remained a game ahead of second-place Azusa Pacific (25-13, 6-2).

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More rankings: Chapman’s softball team is No. 1 in the NCAA Division III West Region poll. The Panthers (24-5) will play a doubleheader April 15 against fifth-ranked Claremont and May 2 against second-ranked UC San Diego to close the season.

Chapman’s baseball team is ranked 13th.

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Golf tournament: Concordia will host its Eagle Golf Classic May 18 at Strawberry Farms. Tournament proceeds will support the Concordia athletic program.


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