Hamline News

Buresh, Hughes knock in three runs each in Piper sweep

Game 1: Box score
MAC   3   6   1
HU     4   6   1

The Pipers scored all of their runs in the bottom of the first inning, but it was all they would need to get their first MIAC win of the season, as the opened the double-header with a 4-3 victory.

Four hits gave the Pipers their four runs, starting with a lead-off single from Andy Powell (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.). Cory Miller (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.) then singled before Tony Rogers (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) drove in Powell with a double to left field.

Alex Buresh (Sr., Vadnais Heights, Minn.) provided the second double, and two more RBI, with a hit to right field that drove in Miller and Rogers.

Buresh advanced to third on a ground-out and then scored on a sacrifice fly from Andy King (So., Fort Myers, Fla.).

The Scots put a pair of runs on the board in the fourth as Bobby De Meulenaere (Jr., Elk Grove Village, Ill.) had a two-RBI single. They made it a one-run game in the fifth on an RBI-single from Nate Wilson-Traisman (Sr., Eugene, Ore.), but couldn't get any closer than that.

Buresh had the two RBI to lead Hamline while hitting 1-for-3 at the plate in the opener. Matt Eickman (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) threw a complete game for the win, scattering six hits. Elliott Yodh (Jr., Merion, Pa.) took the loss on the mound for the Scots.

Game 2: Box score
MAC   3   10   3
HU     7   11   0

The Pipers peppered the Scots early in game two, as well, en route to a 7-3 victory for the MIAC sweep.

Hamline put a pair of runs on the board in the first inning, using three hits and a Macalester error for the 2-0 lead. Powell once again led off with a single and was joined on base by Miller, who singled through the right side.

Buresh then singled down the left field line to drive in Powell and ultimately scored on a passed ball after Rogers was caught stealing.

Three more runs were added to the Hamline total in the third as King had an RBI single and Lincoln Hughes (Sr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) drove in two with a double.

A run in the fourth on two hits (Powell hit a lead-off double, scored on a single by Rogers), and another in the fifth on two more hits and an error (RBI single by Hughes), put Hamline up 7-0.

Wilson-Trousman hit a solo homerun in the sixth and then scored two runs on four hits in the seventh, but it was too little, too late for the Scots.

Hughes led Hamline in game two, knocking in three runs while going 2-for-3 at the plate. Rogers was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored, Buresh and King were each 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, and Powell was 2-for-4 at the plate in the second game.

Brett Bugielski (So., River Falls, Wis.) threw six and two-thirds innings for the win while James Murrey (Sr., Western Springs, Ill.) threw two and two-thirds innings for the Macalester loss.

Hamline is now 8-15, 2-2 MIAC while the Scots are 12-9-1, 0-4-0 MIAC. The Pipers will travel to Carleton on Saturday, April 10, for a 1:00 p.m. start.