Archive for April, 2009

Matt Morgan tries to apply the tag on the runner at home. 

Offense Comes Alive As Baseball Sweeps Macalester 11-3, 8-6

The Gustavus baseball team pounded out 27 hits as it broke out of its offensive slump to post a doubleheader sweep over Macalester by the scores of 11-3 and 8-6 on Thursday in St. Peter. Spencer Campion had a big day at the plate for the Gusties as he went 4-for-7, scored four runs, drove in five runs, and hit the game-winning two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two to help Gustavus earn the sweep.

Sophomore Carl Stenoien takes off during the high jump. (Carleton Sports Information) 

Carl Stenoien Finishes First Day Of MIAC Decathlon Championships In Ninth Place

Gustavus sophomore Carl Stenoien tallied 2,844 points for ninth place after the first day of the MIAC Decathlon Championships hosted by Carleton College in Northfield. Ryan Doyle of St. Olaf compiled 3,439 points for first place, while Paul Westmark of Concordia sits in second with 3,324 points. Points earned during the competition, which concludes on Friday in Northfield, carry over to the team point totals for the MIAC Outdoor

Kaelene Lundstrum is in first place in the MIAC Heptathlon after the first day. (Carleton Sports Information) 

Kaelene Lundstrum In First Place After First Day Of MIAC Heptathlon, Janey Helland And Laura Secor In Top Five

Gustavus junior Kaelene Lundstrum scored 2,885 points to stand in first place after the first day of the MIAC Heptathlon which is being held at Carleton College in Northfield. Lundstrum leads Leah Kay of Concordia by 189 points. Sophomores Janey Helland and Laura Secor finished in third place with 2,259 points and fifth place with 2,184 points, respectively.

Tommy Valentini 

Tommy Valentini Named Head Men’s Tennis Coach

Tommy Valentini, a native of Duluth, Minn. has been named the head men's tennis coach at Gustavus Adolphus College. Valentini, who has been an assistant coach for the Gusties for the past three years, will replace Steve Wilkinson who is retiring after serving as the head coach for the past 39 years.

Alex Woodhull 

Alex Woodhull Named MIAC Golfer of the Week

Gustavus Adolphus College junior Alex Woodhull (Hopkins, Minn./Minnetonka) fired a one-under par 70 to win his first collegiate tournament at the Saint John's Invitational held Saturday at Monticello Country Club. Woodhull was awarded medalist honors by virtue of a tiebreaker. As a team, Gustavus finished fourth out of 17 teams.

Rachael Click 

Rachael Click Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA National Softball Player of the Week

Gustavus shortstop Rachael Click has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week for the week ending April 26, the association announced Wednesday. The senior standout from Rochester, Minn. was named the MIAC Player of the Week on Monday.

Baseball Doubleheader With Macalester Postponed, Re-Scheduled for Thursday

The Gustavus baseball doubleheader with Macalester scheduled for Wednesday, April 29 at 2:30 in St. Peter, has been postponed and moved to Thursday, April 30 at 2:30 pm. As a result of the Macalester doubleheader being moved to Thursday, the Gustavus vs. Bethany Lutheran non-conference doubleheader scheduled for Thursday in St. Peter has been canceled and will not be re-scheduled.

Mike DesLauriers tries to beat out the throw to first base. 

Bats Struggle As Baseball Team Swept By St. Olaf 11-2 And 3-2

The Gustavus baseball team suffered a setback in the race for a post-season berth after dropping two games to St. Olaf by the scores of 11-2 and 3-2 in nine innings on Tuesday in St. Peter. The Gusties were not able to string together many hits as they managed just four hits in each game compared to the Oles, who generated more than ten hits per contest. Gustavus fell to 7-9 in league play, while St. Olaf improved to 11-5 in the MIAC standings.

Softball Splits Non-Conference Doubleheader With St. Scholastica

The Gustavus softball team wrapped up regular season play with a disappointing split with St. Scholastica in a doubleheader that was played at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium on the campus on of the University of Minnesota on Monday afternoon. The Gusties lost game one 4-3 and then bounced back to win game two 9-0. With the win in the second game, Gustavus picked up its 33rd win of the season which sets a new school record for wins in a season.

Dave Pearson 

Swimmer Dave Pearson Selected To Receive A Prestigious NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship

The National Collegiate Athletic Association announced on Monday that Gustavus Adolphus senior swimmer Dave Pearson has been named one of 29 men's winter sport recipients of a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship. Pearson, a two-time All-American as a member of the 800 free relay team, maintains a 4.0 gpa with a major in chemistry. He will attend medical school next fall at either the University of Minnesota or Washington University in St. Louis.