Hamline News

King has four RBI in split with Carleton

Game 1:
HU     7   11   1
CAR   2   7     1

The host Knights took a 1-0 lead on two hits and an error in the bottom of the second inning, but the Pipers tied the ballgame in the fourth.

J.D. Modrynski (Jr., Lakeville, Minn.) hit a two-out double down the left field line and was promptly singled home by Andy King (So., Fort Myers, Fla.).

The two teams then played a scoreless fifth before Hamline used three hits and a Carleton error to take a 4-1 lead in the top of the sixth.

With one out and Tony Rogers (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) on first after a fielding error by the Knights’ second baseman, Alex Buresh (Sr., Vadnais Heights, Minn.) hit a pinch-hit double to right-center for an RBI and the first Piper lead of the game.

Modrynski drew a walk and King singled to load the bases before Dan Ellefson (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) hit an infield single to drive in Buresh. Modrynski then scored on a ground out by Lincoln Hughes (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.).

The Knights countered with a lead-off solo homer in the sixth, but it was all they could score before Hamline put another three runs on the scoreboard in the seventh.

A lead-off single followed by a steal from Andy Powell (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) resulted in a runner in scoring position for Cory Miller’s (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.) at-bat. Miller singled to right field, driving in Powell, and then stole second to put himself in scoring position.

After a strikeout, Buresh singled in Miller and then scored on an RBI-double from King for the final run of the game.

Michael Bland (So., Minnetonka, Minn.) threw five innings, striking out three batters and giving up six hits, en route to upping his record to 2-1 on the mound for the Pipers. King was 3-for-4 at the plate with two RBI and Buresh was 2-for-2 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Game 2:
HU    2   6    0
CAR  9   13  0

The Knights reversed nearly everything on the scoreboard in game two to come away with the MIAC double-header split.

They took a quick 7-0 lead, scoring two runs on two hits, including a two-RBI double, in the opening inning before scoring five in the second on six hits. Four of the six hits in the second were doubles.

The Knights’ final two runs came in the bottom of the fourth on a pair of hits before the Pipers put their two runs on the board in the fifth.

Modrynski hit a lead-off double to left-center and then scored as King launched a ball over the left field wall for his second homer of the season.

King and Ellefson were each 2-for-3 at the plate while King had the two RBI for a total of four on the day. Cass Kreitlow (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.) threw just an inning in taking the loss for the Pipers.

Hamline is now 9-16, 3-3 MIAC while the Knights are 6-17, 2-4 MIAC with the split. The Pipers travel to Gustavus on Tuesday, April 13, for a 2:30 p.m. MIAC double-header.