Archive for April, 2007
The Gustavus baseball team improved to 13-7 overall and 7-3 in the MIAC with an important doubleheader sweep over Concordia (6-5, 12-2) on Wednesday afternoon in St. Peter. The Gusties hit two grand slam home runs on the day including one by Tony Konicek in the first game and one by Pat Siering in the second game.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a tournament best score of 297 on the second day of the Bobby Krig Invititational and finished second with a 36-hole total of 312-297--609. Saint John's won the team title with a total of 298-303--601. Individually, Nick Profancik of Maryville University claimed medalist honors with a total of 77-70-147. Erik Tone of Gustavus (77-72--149) and Peter Vogel (74-75--149) tied for second place.
The Gustavus softball team swept Hamline by the scores of 4-0 and 6-0 on Tuesday afternoon in St. Peter and extended its winning streak to 14 games. The Gusties improved to 18-2 overall and 10-0 in the MIAC. Joyce DeWitz pitched two complete games on the mound for Gustavus scattering seven hits and striking out 14, while not allowing a run. Erin Ge led the offensive attack with four hits in five at-bats and two RBI in the doubleheader.
Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore thrower Lisa Brown (Lake Crystal, Minn./Lake Crystal-Wellcome Memorial) has been named MIAC Women's Field Athlete of the Week for the Week ending April 15, 2007. Brown automatically qualified for the NCAA Division III Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the javelin throw with a facility-record throw of 146 feet, 1 inch at the Lee Krough Invitational Saturday.
Gustavus Adolphus College senior thrower Andy Klaers (Loretto, Minn./Delano) has been named MIAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 15, 2007. Klaers provisionally qualified for the NCAA Division III Track and Field Championships with a winning throw of 160-6 at the Lee Krough Invitational held Saturday in St. Peter.
The Gustavus men's golf team is hosting the second annual Bobby Krig Invitational on Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17. Saint John's is in first place after the first day with a team score of 298. Gustavus is in seventh place with a score of 312. The first round was played at Le Sueur Country Club and the final round will be played at the Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, Minn.
The Gustavus softball team extended its winning streak to 12 games by sweeping St.Olaf by the scores of 8-0 and 12-2 Monday afternoon in St Peter. The Gusties improved to 16-2 overall and 8-0 in the MIAC. Rachael Click led Gustavus offensively as she went 4-for-6 with a home run and eight RBI in the two games. Betsie Collins threw a three-hit shutout in game one, while Callie Nelsen scattered four hits and picked up the win in game two.
Gustavus Adolphus College freshman first baseman/left fielder Eric Bigham (Robbinsdale, Minn./Benilde-St. Margaret's) has been named Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Player of the Week for the week ending April 15, 2007. Bigham hit .538 on the week, going 7-for-13 with two doubles, a grand slam home run, five RBIs, and five runs scored in five games.
The Gustavus women's golf team finished second at the eight-team Carleton Invitational which was played Saturday and Sunday at the Northfield Golf Club. The Gusties fired a 36-hole total of 337-336--673 and finished four shots behind first place St. Thomas which totalled 336-333-669. Breanne Staples finished second individually with a total of 84-77-161.
The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team picked up a doubleheader split with Saint John's University Sunday afternoon in Collegeville. Eric Bigham went 3-for-4 with a grand slam home run to lead the Gusties to a 9-2 victory in game one, but Gustavus could not complete the sweep, making four errors in a 5-3 loss in game two. The Gusties (11-7, 5-3 MIAC) host Concordia-Moorhead Wednesday afternoon.