Hamline News

Pipers end California swing with sweep of La Sierra

Game 1: Box score
HU   9   11  1
LSU  3   2   4

La Sierra jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning as the hosts used two hits, including a two-run homer. The Pipers then held the Golden Eagles hitless through the remainder of the game and the three runs proved to be the only ones the Golden Eagles would score on the day.

The Pipers bounced back with a pair of runs in the second on no hits, two errors, a walk, and a passed ball.

They then tied the score in the fourth on an RBI-single by starting pitcher Laura Dombrovski (Fy., Maple Lake, Minn.).

A run in the sixth gave them the go-ahead run, and an offensive explosion for five runs on five hits and two La Sierra errors in the seventh game them the 9-3 win.

Dombrovski went 3-for-4 at the plate with three RBI and a run scored in the game while also picking up the win on the rubber. She threw five innings, striking out five batters and surrendering just the two hits in the opening inning.

Game 2: Box score
HU   7   14   1
LSU  0   2    2

The Pipers and Eagles opened with a pair of scoreless innings in game two of the double-header. Hamline then took a 2-0 lead with a run in each of the next two innings. In both innings they needed two hits to manufacture the runs and capitalized on a La Sierra error in the fourth.

The Pipers then put four on the board on five singles in the fifth to go ahead 6-0.  

Ashley Anderberg (Sr., Circle Pines, Minn.) led off with a single and then Erin Kastner (Fy., Faribault, Minn.) entered the game to pinch run for the catcher. Kastner immediately stole second and then scored on a Brenna Healy (Jr., Mounds View, Minn.) single.

Heidi Larsen (Jr., Andover, Minn.) hit the third single of the inning and then Lori Moldan (So., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) hit the fourth for an RBI that drove in Healy. A sacrifice fly from Nora Antil (Sr., Pflugerville, Texas) scored Larsen and Kristi Gravem (So., Maplewood, Minn.) singled for the final RBI of the inning.

 Hamline's seventh run came in the next inning on an RBI-double from Moldan.

Larsen was 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored while Moldan was 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI and a run scored.

Jessalyn Weaver (Sr., Eagan, Minn.) threw a complete game for the Pipers, striking out 10 batters and giving up just two hits.