Avon, Minn. / Holdingford
The Concordia baseball team went 4-0 last week to close out its successful regular season, which ended with a second-place MIAC finish and a spot in the conference Playoffs. Cobber closer Bryce Feia (Avon, Minn. / Holdingford) has been a big part of that success, and he didn't allow a run in two appearances last week while setting a new Concordia school record for saves in a season. For his performance, the MIAC sports information directors honored Feia Monday with the final MIAC Baseball Pitcher-of-the-Week award for the 2015 season.
Feia came on to get one out Wednesday in a 14-9 win over Saint Mary's, and the Cobbers used that sweep of the Cardinals to punch their ticket to the MIAC Playoffs. The Concordia closer was called on to close out Saturday's narrow 4-3 win against Carleton, and he did just that, allowing one hit and striking out a pair to record his school-record 10th save of the season. In 17 appearances this season, Feia has 10 saves (0-2) with a 2.37 ERA and he has 22 strikeouts while allowing just 15 hits, four walks and drive earned runs in 19 innings. He leads the MIAC in saves both in overall games (10) and in conference play only (seven).
The Cobbers completed a 25-9 overall regular season and finished in a tie for second place with a 12-6 record in conference play. Concordia received the No. 3 seed in the 2015 MIAC Baseball Playoffs, which will be held Friday-Sunday at Veterans Field in Minnetonka. The Cobbers take on No. 2 Saint John's in the first round Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the tournament's second game, and the Playoffs continue with three games Saturday and the championship on Sunday.