Baseball Swept By Carleton

Posted on April 15th, 2015 by

NORTHFIELD, MINN. – After scoring 32 runs in its doubleheader with Martin Luther College on Monday, the Gustavus Adolphus baseball team could not find that same offensive streak on Wednesday, as it was swept by Carleton College 7-1 and 6-0 in a doubleheader played at Mel Taube Field. With the two losses, Gustavus falls to 3-7 in the MIAC and 9-16 overall, while Carleton improves to 6-2 in the MIAC and 10-14 overall.

GAME ONE: Carleton 7 def. Gustavus 1
Gustavus managed just five hits and one run against Carleton senior starter Nolan Baker who earned his first victory of the season after pitching five innings. It was actually the Gusties that got on the board first, as Max Fidler (Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) singled to begin the third inning, and a Danny Carlson (So., Plymouth, Minn.) double later in the frame brought Fidler home to make it a 1-0 Gustavus lead.

However, Carleton answered immediately in the bottom of the third, as it piled on six runs off of five hits, thanks in large part to a three-run home run from Knight shortstop Willie Freimuth. The Knights would score once more in the bottom of the fourth, but that would be all either team would bring across for the remainder of the game, leaving Carleton on top 7-1.

Justin Cunningham (Sr., Red Wing, Minn.) suffered the loss for Gustavus after pitching the first three innings. He gave up six hits, six runs, walked two and struck out three.

GAME TWO: Carleton 6, Gustavus 0
In game two, Gustavus sophomore pitcher Connor Kern (Hutchinson, Minn.) struggled to find his control early on and was forced out after pitching just one third of an inning. Kern walked four and gave up a single, which allowed four Carleton runs in the first inning.

Sam Carlson (So., St. James, Minn.) came on to relieve Kern and was able to settle in for six and two thirds innings, giving up five hits, one run and struck out three.

However, Gustavus could never bring anyone around to score, giving the Knights their third MIAC doubleheader sweep of the season.

Gustavus will be back in action on Saturday when it welcomes Bethel University to the Gustie Baseball Field for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m. Those games will mark the team’s Senior and Parent Day, as they are the only Saturday home games Gustavus will play this season.

 

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