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Madison hits home run;  Covey throws fifth complete game against HPU

Madison hits home run; Covey throws fifth complete game against HPU

AZUSA, Calif. – The Concordia University Irvine baseball team has reached the PacWest Conference Championships for the first time in program history since the NCAA DII era. The Golden Eagles opened the tournament against No. 2 seed Hawai’i Pacific and ended their onslaught, earning a 5–0 win.

The PacWest Co-Pitcher of the Year and Newcomer of the Year Jake Covey went the distance and struck out eight while not allowing a run. The junior held the Sharks offense to just four hits and HPU couldn’t get past second base. This is his fifth full game of the season and improves to 7-2.

Covey got help from his offense with the First Team All-Conference outfielder Michael Dixon Going 4-for-4 with four hits and a run. David Baruch III hit an RBI single down the right field line to bring in Isaiah Walz safely home and put together a run in the third frame.

The Golden Eagles scored four more runs in the sixth inning with an RBI double from Lucas Glascoe and Third Team All-Conference Wyatt Madison blasted a three-run homer to right center to take a 5–0 lead.

The Golden Eagles will play host team Azusa Pacific on Thursday, May 9 with a start time of 3 p.m. Click to view the full PacWest Conference Championships tournament page HERE.

Click to see the complete CUI baseball schedule HERE.