Baseball Splits With Macalester Posted on April 25th, 2015 by

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Grant Soderberg earned his third win of the season in a 7-6 win over Macalester in game one on Saturday.

ST. PAUL, MINN. – The Gustavus Adolphus baseball team split its doubleheader with Macalester College on Saturday afternoon in St. Paul, winning game one 7-6 before falling 7-0 in game two. The Gusties are now 5-11 in the MIAC and 11-20 overall, while the Scots earned their first conference win on Saturday and move to 1-15 in the MIAC and 9-21 overall.

GAME ONE: Gustavus 7, Macalester 6
Gustavus did its damage early on, as it scored at least one run in each of the first four innings and was held scoreless in the final three. A Max Fidler (Sr., Lino Lakes, Minn.) double in the third inning scored Sam Warner (Jr., Chanhassen, Minn.) and Garrett Fuchs (Sr., Cold Spring, Minn.) and a Warner single and Fidler walk in the fourth inning plated Josh Chatfield (So., Apple Valley, Minn.) and Fuchs.

Grant Soderberg (Sr., Eden Prarie, Minn.) earned the win for Gustavus on the mound, despite giving up more than five earned runs in an appearance for the second straight game. Soderberg threw five innings, giving up seven hits, six runs and three walks, while striking out one. Chris Kelly (Sr., Savage, Minn.) continued his hot stretch on the rubber, as he relieved Soderberg in the sixth and pitched two scoreless innings to close the game and earn his third save of the season.

GAME TWO: Macalester 7, Gustavus 0
Macalester starter Brendan O’Connor pitched eight strong innings for the Scots and held Gustavus batters to just five hits. The Scots scored three runs in the third inning before scoring once in the fourth through seventh innings to earn the 7-0 victory.

Michael Strelow (Sr., Braham, Minn.) suffered his fifth loss of the season and moves to 2-5 on the year. Strelow pitched 4.2 innings and struck out nine, but gave up eight hits and two walks, which Macalester converted into five runs.

Chatfield led Gustavus offensively, as he went a combined 4-of-8 at the plate and tallied an RBI. The sophomore is now hitting .345 on the season, good for third on the team.

The Gusties will return to action with a non-conference doubleheader on Monday against Martin Luther College in New Ulm. Gustavus defeated the Knights 20-9 and 12-8 earlier this season.


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