Hamline News

May 20, 2011

Pipers eliminated by Pointers in NCAA regional

The Hamline University baseball team's historic season ended with a 5-1 loss to UW-Stevens Point on the third day of the NCAA regional at UW-Whitewater on Friday. 

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UWSP  5   9   0 

HU        1   10  1

The Pipers end the season with an overall record of 29-15. The win total betters the previous school record of 26 by three wins, and the Pipers won their debut game in their first-ever appearance at the NCAA tournament. 

The game started with three scoreless innings before each team scored a run in the fourth, each team doing so with a pair of hits. For Hamline, it was Ryan Hackel with the RBI single that scored J.D. Modrynski.

The Warhawks went on to score a run in the sixth, two in the eighth inning, and a final run in the ninth.

Hamline staged a rally attempt in the eighth, loading the bases with two outs after singles from Ben Richardson, Modrynski, and Cory Miller. However, Whitewater went to the bullpen and tallied a strikeout to end the inning and protect their lead.

Starter Dylan Olson threw seven and one-thirds innings, taking the loss for the Pipers. He struck out five batters and didn't give up a walk.