Andy Schmidt threw a two-hit shutout and Gustavus scored a run in the fifth and two in the seventh to post a 3-0 win over St. Thomas in game one. It was UST’s first shutout loss since May 2003 to the Minnesota Gophers.
Jordan Roering homered twice and Brian Krause tied the MIAC record record for career appearances Wednesday as St. Thomas scored an 11-2 game-two victory over Gustavus and a split of their MIAC baseball doubleheader on the Toms’ diamond.
Krause allowed six hits and two runs in six innings of game two for the win. The senior righthander worked his 76th career game to tie ex-Tommie Mike Honsa’s record and move into a tie for 11th on the NCAA Division III career charts.
Roering went 3-for-4 with a double in the first, a two-run homer in the second, and a solo homer in the sixth to pace an 11-hit attack for the Tommies (15-9 overall, 8-2 MIAC). Brett Olson, Mike Moran and Ryan Flanagan also had two hits in the victory.
Aaron Madson had a two-run homer for the Gusties (11-15, 5-7) that cut the lead to 5-2 in the fourth inning.
In game one, Nate Bower’s RBI single in the fifth inning broke a scoreless tie. Madson’s two-out, bases-loaded single in the seventh made it 3-0. Gustavus had 11 hits and left 10 runners on base.
Schmidt allowed two walks and struck out four to move to 5-1 on the season. He allowed a leadoff double to Josh Howard in the bottom of the first and Howard took third on an error. But he was stranded, and UST had just three baserunners thereafter.
St. Thomas’ Riley Bosch allowed 11 hits and three runs with seven strikeouts and one walk (intentional) in the complete-game loss.
(Information courtesy St. Thomas Sports Information Office)