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King drives in four as Pipers end season with split

Game 1:
HU      1   8   0
AUG    2   5   0

The Pipers scored the first of three runs in the game, but they were on the wrong end of the run total as Augsburg took the 2-1 victory in the game.

In the fourth, Andy King (So., Fort Myers, Fla.) singled to left field to lead off the inning. He advanced to third on a single by Alex  Buresh (Sr., Vadnais Heights, Minn.) before scoring on a sacrifice fly by J.D. Modrynski (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.).

The Auggies tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on an RBI single. The Pipers threatened to score again in the sixth, loading the bases with a pair of two-out singles and a walk, but a strike out ended the threat.

The deadlock was broken in the bottom of the seventh as the Auggies scored on an RBI single, taking the 2-1 win.

Evan Knutson (Fy., Faribault, Minn.) threw one inning in taking the loss for Hamline. Andy Powell (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) was 2-for-2 with a pair of walks in the game, while King was 2-for-4.

Game 2:
HU      9   13   0
AUG    8   13   0

The Pipers wasted little time in taking a 3-0 lead in the second game, putting a trio of runs on the board during the first half-inning. Powell drew a lead-off walk and advanced to second.

He then moved to third on a ground out and scored on a single by Tony Rogers (Jr., St. Michael, Minn.). Rogers stole second with one out and then stole third after Modrynski walked. A triple to right center by King scored the pair of base runners.

The Auggies evened the score by the conclusion of the third inning, scoring two on four hits in the second and a third run on a hit in the third inning.

The Pipers regained the lead in the fourth, scoring after a pair of Auggie errors led to a sacrifice fly by Tres Humerickhouse (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) to drive in a run. In the fifth, Rogers hit a single and then recorded his third stolen base of the game as he stole third, then scored on an error to give Hamline a two-run lead, 5-3.

Augsburg put up four runs in the sixth with four hits, taking a 7-5 lead, but Hamline bounced back with a three-run seventh, going up 8-7. The runs scored on a Modrynski sacrifice fly and a double from King that plated two runners.

A tie game resulted after an Augsburg run in the seventh, but the Pipers ultimately won the game in the ninth with a pair of hits. King hit a one-out single and then scored the game-winner on the second hit, a single from catcher Lincoln Hughes (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.).

Tyler Welch (Sr., Bettendorf, Iowa) closed out his collegiate career with a win, tossing the final inning of play. King drove in four runs while hitting 3-for-5 and Rogers was 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored. Hughes was also 3-for-5 at the plate.

The Pipers end the 2010 season at 16-24, 9-11 MIAC with the conference split while the Auggies are 19-20, 12-8 MIAC