Archive for April, 2006
Gustavus Adolphus College plays host this weekend as the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference crowns its 25th champion in women's tennis. The host Gusties will be looking for their 15th consecutive league title and 21st overall. This year's tournament will begin at 9:00 a.m. Friday, April 28 with action at the Brown Outdoor Courts and Gibbs Courts. Play continues Saturday, April 29 with the championship and third-place matches slated for 1:00 p.m.
The Gustavus baseball team put 22 runs on the board Tuesday and ran its winning streak to seven games with a doubleheader sweep of Macalester in St. Peter. The Gusties took game one 11-2 and won game two 11-1. Shea Roehrkasse went 5-for-7 with two RBI, while Mike DesLauriers went 5-for-6 with two RBI to lead Gustavus. The Gusties improve to 21-10 overall, 9-5 in the MIAC and will travel to Bethel for a doubleheader Saturday.
The Gustavus softball team's doubleheader with top-ranked St. Thomas on Wednesday in St. Peter will be broadcast on the internet. The first game will begin at 4 pm with the second game beginning at approximately 5:30 pm. St. Thomas currently leads the MIAC with a record of 16-0, while the Gusties are in second place with a mark of 16-2.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior baseball player Aaron Madson and first-year softball player Rachael Click have been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Week in their respective sports for the week ending April 23, 2006.
The Gustavus men's golf team finished fifth out of 14 teams at the Saint John's Invitational played at Rich Spring Golf Club in Roccori, Minnesota. The competing teams played 36 holes today in the one-day event. The Gusties posted a total of 297-297--594 to finish 14 strokes behind host Saint John's at 300-280--580. Sophomore Jordan Hawkinson led Gustavus individually as he placed 11th with a total 73-75--148.
The Gustavus women's golf team made a strong statement to the NCAA Championship selection committee with a 23-stroke win over second place St. Thomas at the Minnesota Women's Collegiate Golf Association Invitational. The Gusties were led by senior Kelli Groff who finished first with a 36-hole total of 76-73--149.
The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team pushed its winning streak to five games Sunday with a doubleheader sweep of non-conference foe Wartburg. Justin Boelter pitched effectively in game one, allowing five runs on six hits to get the 8-5 win despite giving up a pair of home runs to Wartburg catcher Brian Greiner. The Gusties used a seven-run fifth inning to turn what had been a scoreless pitcher's dual into a runaway 10-2 victory.
Gustavus softball notched its second consecutive sweep in as many days with 12-4 and 8-1 wins over Carleton in St. Peter Sunday afternoon. Rachael Click (Fr., Rochester, Minn.) had five hits in five at-bats and scored four runs along with four RBI in the two games.
The Gustavus women's tennis team improved to 23-4 overall and 9-0 in the MIAC with 9-0 wins over the College of St. Catherine and Hamline University Sunday in St. Paul. Tara Houlihan, Lyndsey Palen, Darcy Haubrick and Hannah Frericks each captured two singles victories and two doubles victories for the Gusties. Gustavus will face St. Olaf Monday before hosting the MIAC Women's Tennis Championships Friday and Saturday.
The Gustavus men's track and field team captured a total of 16 top-eight finishes at Saturday's Carleton Relays, finishing fifth in the 18-team field with 79 points. St. Thomas won the meet with 130 points, edging out Saint John's (125), Minnesota-Duluth (121) and Minnesota State, Mankato (117). Tanner Miest won the 110-meter hurdles while John Retka captured the long jump title.