Archive for April, 2008
The Gustavus baseball team was swept in MIAC play for the first time this season losing twice at St. Olaf by the scores of 1-8 and 5-6. It looked like the Gusties were going to gain a split in the doubleheader leading 5-3 with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, however the Oles staged a dramatic rally scoring three times to hand Gustavus a bitter 6-5 defeat in the second game. The Gusties are now 18-11 overall and 10-3 in MIAC play.
Solid pitching and timely hitting helped the Gustavus softball team keep pace in the MIAC standings by sweeping Concordia 7-0 and 3-0 on Wednesday in St. Peter. Callie Nelsen, Betsie Collins, and Erin Truebenbach combined to strikeout 26 Cobber hitters in the doubleheader, while a three-run home run from Julie Mahre was a highlight in game one.
Gustavus Adolphus College sophomore Kali Griggs (Burnsville, Minn./Visitation) has been named the MIAC Women's Golf Athlete of the Week by the league coaches. Griggs finished first with a 36-hole total of 76-73--149 at the Minnesota Women's Collegiate Golf Association Invitational (MWCGA) at Pebble Creek Golf Club in Becker, Minnesota. Gustavus, ranked third in the nation, topped second place St. Thomas by 41 strokes and scored an 18-hole total of 297 on Sunday which set a new school record.
Sophomore Kaelene Lundstrum turned in an outstanding performance in the heptathlon at the St. Ben's /St. John's Multi-Event meet on Sunday, April 20. Lundstrum finished first with a school record total of 4,349 points. Her total met the NCAA Provisional mark and is the fifth highest heptathlon total in Division III this year.
The Gustavus men's golf team fired a team score of 306 on the second day of the Bobby Krig Invititational and finished second with a 54-hole total of 292-298-306--896. Saint John's won the team title with a total of 286-295-290--871. Individually, Matt Bohlig of Saint John's claimed medalist honors with a total of 70-73-69--212. Mark Stuckey paced Gustavus with a total of 71-71-78--220 to finish tied in fourth place with Derek Holes of UW-Stout (75-69-76--220).
The Gustavus baseball team scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and beat Saint Mary's 10-5 in the first game of the MIAC doubleheader. In the second game, Gustavus was trailing 7-1 in the bottom of fourth inning when the game was suspended due to heavy rain. When and where the second game might be made up has not been determined at this time.
The Gustavus men's golf team is hosting the third annual Bobby Krig Invitational on Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. Saint John's is in first place after the first day with a team score of 286-295--581. Gustavus trails the Johnnies by nine strokes for second place with a score of 292-298--590. Today's first round was played at Le Sueur Country Club and tomorrow's final round will be played at the Ridges at Sand Creek near Jordan, Minn.
The Gustavus women's tennis team defeated St. Olaf 9-0 in Northfield on Monday as the Gusties claimed sole possession of its 17th consecutive MIAC title and the top seed in the MIAC Post-Season Championships. With the victory, Gustavus extended its conference regular season dual match winning streak to 176 matches dating back to 1990. The Gusties improved to 20-8 overall and 10-0 in the MIAC, while St. Olaf dropped to 6-5 overall and 5-4 in league play.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced on Monday that Betsie Collins has been named the MIAC Pitcher of the Week, while Rachael Click has been named the MIAC Player of the Week for softball. Collins and Click combined to help Gustavus post a record of 9-1 during the week and remain in the hunt for a MIAC Post-Season berth. Click was named co-player of the week along with Katy Gannon of Saint Mary's.
The Gustavus Adolphus at UW-Stout softball game scheduled for Tuesday, April 22 has been cancelled and will not be made up. The game was originally scheduled for April 6 and the teams played through the second inning with Stout holding a 3-0 lead when the game was halted because of rain.