The Gustavus baseball team dropped its second consecutive MIAC doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon in Moorhead, Minn., with 11-4 and 3-2 losses to Concordia. Concordia’s Lucas Genereux ended game two in the bottom of the seventh inning with a first-pitch walk-off home run, giving the Cobbers the series sweep. Gustavus falls to 12-18 overall and 4-10 in the MIAC, while Concordia improves to 19-12 overall and 10-4 in the MIAC.
In game one, Concordia jumped out to a 5-0 lead after two innings, scoring four runs on six hits in the first inning and one run on one hit in the second. The Gusties got on the board in the fifth inning when Andrew Woitas drove in Willy Hanson with an RBI double, and Kyle Rains scored on a ground ball to the shortstop hit by Alan Woitas. The Cobbers answered with three runs on five hits in the bottom of the fifth inning to take a 8-2 lead. Concordia would get three more runs in the sixth inning, bringing the score to 11-2, as Adam Johnson and Jordan Doschadis hit back-to-back home runs in the inning.
Cody Sukalski (4-4) suffered the loss on the hill for Gustavus, giving up eight runs on 13 hits. Adam Johnson was the winning pitcher, giving up four runs on 10 hits in a complete game performance. Concordia out-hit Gustavus 16-to-10 in the game. Andrew Woitas was the top Gustavus hitter, going 2-for-4 with an RBI, while Rains and Taylor Fish were both 1-for-1.
Game two flew by as both starting pitchers turned in complete games. Gustavus jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the top of the first inning. Tim Miller led off the inning by getting on base with a walk and Sukalski hit him in one batter later for the opening run of the game. Sukalski later scored on an RBI single by Andrew Woitas. The Cobbers cut the lead to 2-1 after the bottom of the first inning, then tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the third inning. The Gusties registered just one hit after the first inning, while only four batters reached base between the second and seventh innings.
Concordia starting pitcher Andrew Scow-Anderson (1-0) gave up two runs on three hits in the first inning before going on to face the minimum number of batters between the second and seventh innings for his first victory of the season. Alan Woitas turned in a stellar pitching performance for the Gusties, giving up three runs on seven hits. Andrew Woitas had a good game at the plate, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Gustavus was 4-for-25 at the dish, while Concordia was 7-for-23.
The Gustavus baseball team will travel to Northfield, Minn. on Saturday, May 1, to take on Carleton in a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.