The Gustavus baseball team split a doubleheader with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on Tuesday, winning game 4-1 behind the strong pitching of Derek Eddie, and then losing game two 14-4. Gustavus is now 8-6 on the season and 4-4 on their spring break trip to Chandler, Arizona. The team will wrap up its trip with a doubleheader against Southern Maine on Wednesday morning.
Derek Eddie (Jr., Owatonna, Minn.) turned in the finest performance of his collegiate career pitching all seven innings and allowing just three hits and no earned runs. MIT scored its lone run on an error in the top of the fourth inning. Gustavus scored four times in the fourth inning. Mike DesLauriers singled to open the inning, and then Pat Siering was hit by a pitch, and Shea Roehrkasse walked to fill the bases. Robby Wiens drove in a run with a fielders choice, and then Alan Woitas singled to drive in two runs to make the score 3-0. Nate Ruff singled to drive in Wiens for the fourth run. Eddie would shut MIT down the rest of the way allowing only one hit in the final three innings. Mike DesLauriers was 2-for-3 with a double to lead Gustavus at the plate.
Gustavus struggled on the mound as four pitchers surrendered 14 runs on 14 hits with seven walks. The Gusties struggled at the plate as well with only four hits. Gustavus scored once in the second inning, once in the third, and twice in the sixth. MIT scored three in the first inning and three more in the second and then added six more in the bottom of the fifth. Shea Roehrkasse was 2-for-4 and Robby Wiens was 1-for-2 with a home run to lead the Gusties.