Game 1: Box score
HU 0 5 1
UST 1 2 1
Starter Matt Eickman (Fy., Brooklyn Park, Minn.) threw a complete
game, giving up just two hits on the day, but the Tommies used one of
those hits to set up the only scoring opportunity they would need in the
In the bottom of the second, Matt Olson led off with a bunt single
and advanced to second on a fielder’s choice. He then stole third and
scored on an RBI ground-out.
In the seventh, Hamline attempted a rally as Tres Humerickhouse (Jr.,
Farmington, Minn.) hit a one-out single. However, a strike out and a
diving catch on a high pop-up behind second base ended the game for
The five Pipers hits in the game were spread out amongst five different players.
Game 2: Box score
HU 1 5 2
UST 2 1 1
In the second game, Kreitlow (Jr., Glenwood, Minn.), who had just
combined two appearances for 110 innings on Saturday, went the distance
on the mound and gave up just one hit in the 10-inning contest.
The Tommies’ lone hit in the game was a lead-off single in the first
inning by Matt McQuillan. He then stole second, advanced to third on a
ground out, and scored on a sacrifice fly.
After that single, Kreitlow would go on to retire the next 23 batters until allowing two harmless walks in the eighth.
Dan Ellefson (Fy., Burnsville, Minn.) drew a lead-off walk in the
fifth inning and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Humerickhouse.
He then scored as Cory Miller (So., Coon Rapids, Minn.) reach on a
Tommie throwing error, tying the game and ultimately sending it to
Neither team could manage a hit over the next four and a half innings
until Ellefson hit a single in the tenth. However, he was caught
stealing and the inning ended with a strikeout.
In the bottom of the tenth, the Tommies capitalized on a one-out
error that put Roy Larsen on second base. The next batter also reached
on an error, moving Larsen to third. A subsequent sacrifice fly from Tom
Wippler plated Larsen for the game-winning run for St. Thomas.
Kreitlow struck out four batters in the nine and two-thirds innings
pitched. Once again, five different Pipers put together the five hits.
The Pipers are now 15-23, 8-10 MIAC with the conference losses while
the Tommies are 27-6, 13-5 MIAC. Hamline ends the regular season
schedule with a double-header at Augsburg on Saturday, May 9, at 1:00