The Gustavus baseball team saw its season come to an end after dropping a pair of games to St. Thomas by the scores of 5-2 and 11-2 in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon. The Gusties hit the Tommie pitching, but were unable to string together consecutive hits to score runs. However, St. Thomas had a big inning in each game of the doubleheader to earn the wins. Gustavus finished the season at 17-21 overall and 9-11 in the MIAC, while the Tommies moved to 27-9 overall and 15-5 in the conference standings.
The Gusties broke a scoreless tie in the top of the fourth after Spencer Campion led off the frame with a single. Campion came around to score and Cody Sukalski delivered a RBI single to give Gustavus a 2-0 lead. St. Thomas tied the game in its half of the fourth inning when Matt Olson hit a two-RBI triple. The Tommies took the lead in the bottom of the sixth after the first five batters reached safely, resulting in three runs. The Gusties went down in order in their final at-bat to give St. Thomas a 5-2 win.
Mike DesLauriers and Cody Sukalski each went 2-for-3 with Sukalski also recording a RBI. Adam Bren suffered the loss on the mound after pitching five innings and giving up five runs. Derek Eddie appeared in two innings of relief.
The Tommies struck early in the second game as they scored six runs on eight hits in the second inning. St. Thomas added four more runs in the fourth inning to its lead to 10-0. Matt Morgan put Gustavus on the scoreboard in the fifth with a solo home run, while Chad Eul crossed home plate in the seventh after a lead-off double. It would not be enough as the Gusties lost 11-2. No Gustavus player registered more than one hit during the game. Andrew Woitas picked up his first loss of the season as he allowed six runs on eight hits in 1.2 innings.