For the second time in as many conference series, the Hamline University baseball team won the first (this time 3-1) before dropping the second game (9-2 in this case) for the split in MIAC play as the Pipers hosted their first home double-header of the season.
Hamline is now 5-9, 2-2 MIAC overall while Carleton is 7-12, 3-3 MIAC.
CAR 1 8 0
HU 3 7 0
All of the scoring in the first game of the double-header took place within the first three innings, with the Pipers opening it with a run in the bottom of the first.
Jordan Buck drove in the run with a double to left center, plating Tony Rogers.
The Knights tied up the game in the second with an RBI ground out, but Hamline scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the third.
Rogers recorded both RBIs in the third inning, after Ryan Hackel singled to lead off the inning. Andy Powell drew a walk and both runners were moved into scoring position by a sacrifice bunt from Cory Miller. Rogers then hit a single to center that drove in Hackel and Powell.
Rogers had just the one hit in the game (1-for-3), but tallied the two RBIs. Ben Richardson was 3-for-3 at the plate for Hamline.
The Knights were led by 3-for-3 hitting from Alex Wirta.
Dan Ellefson threw a complete-game, striking out six batters and giving up just one walk to earn the win for the Pipers on the mound. Jacob Anderson also threw a complete game for Carleton, striking out two in taking the loss.
CAR 9 12 4
HU 2 7 2
Hamline trailed by just one run through five innings of play against Carleton in the second inning, but a five-run sixth sealed the win for the Knights to earn them the split.
Carleton jumped out to a 3-0 lead after an inning and a half of play, but JD. Modrynski had an RBI single in the second to get the Pipers on the board.
Hamline scored again in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice bunt from Miller, scoring Hackel.
It was then in the top of the sixth that Carleton increased their lead to six runs, scoring five runs on six hits.
They would add one more in the seventh for the final 9-2 margin.
Buck and Hackel were 2-for-3 at the plate for the Pipers. Ray Yong hit 4-for-5 with four RBIs and three runs scored, leading the Knights.
Evan Knutson took the loss on the mound for Hamline, throwing gone a two-thirds innings and giving up three runs on five hits. Paul Dimick threw a complete game en route to the win for Carleton, striking out two.