The Gustavus softball continued its winning ways with a doubleheader sweep of Hamline University in St. Paul on Saturday afternoon by the scores of 5-2 an 3-1. Emily Wendorff led the Gusties at the plate going 3-for-5 with two doubles. Betsie Collins was the winning pitcher in game one, while Callie Nelsen picked up the win in game two.
In the first game, Gustavus took a 1-0 lead on a solo home run by Jenna Johnson in the second inning and then increased its lead to 3-0 in the fifth inning when a Jenny Ewert single and a Emily Wendorff double drove in two more runs. The Pipers scored twice in the bottom of the sixth to cut the lead to 3-2, but the Gusties scored two more runs in the top of the seventh and then shut down the Pipers in the seventh to claim the 5-2 win. Betsie Collins pitched seven innings allowing one earned run and striking out 11 batters. Lisa Klass had her 10-game hitting streak snapped in the game as she went hitless in three at-bats.
In the second game, the Gusties scored twice in the first inning as Lisa Klass led off with a hit and scored on a single by Kirsten Prunty. Prunty then stole second and third base and scored on an infield error by the Pipers. The Gusties added another run in the fourth inning when Klass singled to score Christina Riester. Hamline scored its lone run of the game in the seventh inning. Callie Nelsen was the winning pitcher as she threw seven innings allowing five hits and one earned run, while striking out four.
Gustavus, which has won nine of its last ten games, will host two MIAC opponents next week with Concordia coming to St. Peter on Wednesday afternoon and Carleton making its way to town on Saturday afternoon.