Game 1: Box score
STO 4 12 2
HU 6 10 1
Sean Dube (Jr., Hastings, Minn.) opened up the game for the Oles with
a one-out double to the left field in the first inning. The next
batter, Carson Jones (Sr., Farmington, Minn.) doubled to right center,
driving in Dube for the 1-0 St. Olaf lead in the top of the first.
The Pipers promptly tied the game in the bottom of the inning as the
third double of the game came from the lead-off hitter, Andy Powell
(Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) Powell then advanced to third on a ground out
before Tony Rogers (Jr., Elk River, Minn.) drove the ball through the
right side for an RBI single that tied the game.
After a scoreless second and top of the third, Hamline plated a run
on three singles and an Ole error to take a 2-1 lead. Tres Humerickhouse
(Jr,. Farmington, Minn.) led off by reaching on a throwing error by the
St. Olaf pitcher and then advancing to second as the Oles recovered the
ball. Powell singled to advance Humerickhouse to third and then he
scored on a single by Cory Miller (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.).
The Hamline lead didn’t last long, as a lead-off triple from Erik
Nelson (So., Edina, Minn.) resulted in a run when the second batter, Sam
Baltes (Sr., Bloomington, Minn.), earned an RBI on a ground out to tie
The Oles took a 4-2 lead in the sixth inning as David Salzwedel (Fy., Appleton, Wis.) singled in a pair of runs.
Seventh-inning heroics in the form of a long home run over both tiers
of the right field wall helped the Pipers overcome the two-run deficit –
and then some – for the win.
Powell hit a one-out single to get the inning started for Hamline.
Miller then singled to center field before Rogers doubled down the left
field line to plate Powell.
With Miller and Rogers remaining on base, Alex Buresh (Sr., Vadnais
Heights, Minn.) came to the plate and launched his first home run of the
season over the fence for the win.
Powell was 4-for-4 at the plate in the opener with two runs scored
while Rogers was 3-for-4 with two RBI and a run scored. Miller was
2-for-3 at the plate with one RBI and a run scored.
St. Olaf was led at the plate by Dube, who went 3-for-3 with a run scored, and Salzewedel was 2-for-2 with two RBI.
Cass Kreitlow (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.) threw three and two-thirds
innings and struck out five batters in relief to pick up the win on the
mound. Ben Hughes (So., St. Louis Park, Minn.) threw a complete game for
St. Olaf in taking the loss.
Game 2: Box score
STO 8 13 2
HU 3 9 1
Four runs in the fifth, three in the sixth, and a final run from the
Oles in the seventh were too much for the Pipers as they managed just
three runs in the second game.
Erik Nelson (So., Edina, Minn.) had three RBI for the Oles, including
two on a single up the middle in the fifth. Dube also had two RBI for
the Oles in the game. Both Nelson and Dube went 2-for-4 at the plate.
Hamline scored a run in the sixth on an RBI single from King and then
Buresh added two more RBI to his day’s tally with a double in the
seventh. However, that was all the scoring the Pipers could achieve in
their rally attempt in the second game.
Buresh was 3-for-4 at the plate in the second game with the two RBI and a run scored.
Starter Matt Eickman (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) threw five and
one-thirds innings in taking the loss for the Pipers. Erik Olson (Jr.,
Minnetonka, Minn.) threw a complete game to earn the win for St. Olaf.
The Pipers are now 11-18, 5-5 MIAC with the conference split while
the Oles are 14-12, 5-3 MIAC. Hamline has a week off and then hosts
Saint Mary’s on Saturday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m.