Hamline News

April 18, 2009

Rogers knocks in five runs to help Pipers sweep Gusties

Hamline scored first in the opening game, taking advantage of a Gustie error and a hit of their own to score a run for a 1-0 lead.

The Gusties responded with three runs in the bottom of the frame, but Hamline quickly tied it up in the second inning with a pair of runs on three hits. One of those three hits was Rogers' second single of the game and his first RBI of the day.

The Pipers also scored two runs in each of the third, fourth and fifth innings. In both the third and fourth innings Gustavus scored a solo run in the bottom of the inning.

Rogers' second RBI game in the fourth inning on his third single of the game. He then added two more RBI to his total in the fifth inning on his fourth single in the opener.

Gustavus would add one more run in the bottom of the seventh to get to the final 9-6 score.

Rogers was 4-for-5 in the first game with the four RBI and two runs scored. J.D. Modrynski (So., Lakeville, Minn.) was 3-for-4 with two runs scored while Dan Kaczrowski (Sr., St. Anthony, Minn.) was 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Kent Huls (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) went the distance for the win on the mound for the Pipers in the opener, scattering 11 hits.

In game two of the double-header, the Pipers again saw their starting pitcher throw a complete game. Brett Bugielski (Fy., River Fall, Wis.) threw a five-hit complete game shutout while striking out three and walking just one in the 8-0 victory.

After three scoreless innings of play, the Pipers put up a solo run in the fourth on a Tres Humerickhouse (So., Farmington, Minn.) double. The Pipers then put four on the board in the next inning on four hits and one Gustavus error.

In the fourth, Rogers singled for the sixth time in the afternoon (he also singled in the opening inning of the second game) and recorded his fifth RBI.

The Pipers' other three runs came in the top of the seventh as they scored on three hits and another Gustavus error.  

Rogers was 2-for-3 in game two with an RBI and two runs scored, seeing his totals for the day wind up at 6-for-8 at the plate with five RBI and four runs scored.

Kaczrowski was 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in game two for a double-header total of 5-for-8 with an RBI and four runs scored. Lincoln Hughes (Jr., Inver Grove Heights, Minn.) was 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the second game.

The Pipers improve to 15-14, 7-5 MIAC with the sweep while the Gusties drop to 13-15, 6-6 MIAC. Hamline will host St. Thomas on Tuesday, April 21, at 2:30 p.m.