The Gustavus baseball team was swept by Thomas College on Tuesday afternoon in Phoenix, Arizona. Thomas scored twice in the top of the seventh in game one to beat the Gusties 5-4 and then the Terriers scored the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh to slip past Gustavus 9-8 in game two. The Gusties, who are now 1-6 on the season, will play Middlebury in one seven-inning game tomorrow afternoon.
In game one, Gustavus was led offensively by David Tranvik and Kyle Rains, who both went 2-for-3 at the plate. Rains also scored a run and drove in a run. Tom Jaede was the starting pitcher allowing three runs in three innings of work. Josh Funk pitched three innings in relief of Jaede and did not allow a run. Cody Sukalski was the tough luck loser giving up two runs in the top of the seventh inning.
In game two, Taylor Fish went 3-for-5 at the plate with one rbi, while Scott Benjamin was 2-for-3 with one RBI. The Gusties scored three runs in the top of the sixth to take an 8-5 lead, but Thomas scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to tie the score at 8-8 and then scored the gamewinner with a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh. Matt Saemrow was the starting pitcher for Gustavus allowing five runs in three innings of work. Taylor Ries worked the fourth inning and did not allow a run. Sean Minder pitched the final two and two-thirds innings allowing four runs.