Sukalski’s Gem Helps Baseball Earn Split With Hamline

Posted on May 5th, 2011 by

The Gustavus baseball team split its MIAC doubleheader at Hamline on Wednesday winning game one 3-0 and losing game two 9-8 in 11 innings.  Cody Sukalski led the Gusties in the first game as he pitched a five-hit complete game shutout, while also going 2-for-4 at the plate with a triple and one RBI.  Gustavus is now 12-19 overall and 8-10 in league play.

In game one, Cody Sukalski was the story for the Gusties as he pitched his second complete game shutout in a week.  The senior from Blue Earth, Minn. scattered five hits, while striking out five.  He did not walk a batter.  Gustavus got all the offense it would need in the top of the fifth inning when Mitch Johnson smacked a bases-loaded single to left field scoring Timmy Miller and Max Laureano.  The Gusties picked up an insurance run in the top of the seventh when Sukalski ripped a triple to center field that scored Mike Holbrook.  Sukalski allowed four of the Pipers five hits in the first three innings and then retired 13 straight batters before allowing a two-out single in the bottom of the seventh inning.   Sukalski improves to 3-3 on the season with a 3.72 earned run average.

In game two, Gustavus scored at least one run in the first six innings on its way to an 8-0 lead, but the Pipers rallied to score twice in the bottom of the fifth and six times in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 8-8.  The game remained tied until the 11th inning when Hamline’s Ryan Hackel stroked a two-out double to left field scoring J.D. Modrynski with the winning run.  Kellen Euerle led Gustavus at the plate with three hits in four at-bats with a run scored and one RBI.

Game 1 Box Score

Game 2 Box Score

 

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