1977 Concordia Baseball
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Early outdoor spring practice; sunny days highlight Baseball season
Concordia's baseball team finished in fifth place to tie with St. Thomas and Gustavus at 8-8 in the final MIAC standings.
Shortstop Kris Gulsvig turned in an outstanding performance for the season, leading the Cobbers with a batting average of .411. He was named to the MIAC All-League team. Honorable mention went to Steve Atchison, returning sophomore from Moorhead, and Bob Gullick, returning junior from St. Louis Park, MN, for their fine season performances.
The Cobbers proved to be tough contenders this year. There were some exciting moments such as when Concordia edged St. Mary's in an unusual pair of contrasting games It took 11 innings the first game for the Cobbers to bring in a single runner to win 1-0 With five home runs in the second game, Concordia downed St. Mary's 12-10.
The team succeeded in dumping their inter-city rival, Moorhead State University 8-2 and 11-3. In several games against MIAC opponents, Concordia found itself battling back to make up for major scoring deficits to win in the final inning.
St. John's University won the 1977 MIAC championship.
Baseball and basetball's Kris Gulsvig is season standout
Kris Gulsvig of Moorhead received outstanding distinctions this year, including the honor of an All-District 13 NAIA selection in both basketball and baseball.
The senior guard led the Cobbers in assists with 127 and was second
in scoring this basketball
season with 253 points and a 10.5 average. The
Cobber co-captain was named to the F-M intercity team and to the third team of the 1976-77 All-Lutheran College Basketball squad.
Shortstop Gulsvig was named to the All- MIAC baseball team picked by the coaches. He led the Cobber batsmen with an average of .411.
Gulsvig graduated this spring with a bachelor's degree in health and
physical education. He is the son of Cobber basketball coach Sonny Gulsvig.
1977 MIAC Race
1977 Season stats