Baseball Sweeps Martin Luther For Second Time This Season

Posted on April 18th, 2016 by

NEW ULM, Minn. – The Gustavus baseball team on Monday swept Martin Luther College for the second time this season, defeating the Knights by scores of 5-2 and 9-1 to improve to 11-13 overall. Sam Archer (Fy., Zimmerman, Minn.) was the story of the day as he pitched a complete game two-hitter in the nightcap. Archer’s pitching performance marked the second two-hitter by a Gustie this season.

Gustavus 5, Martin Luther 2 | BOX SCORE

The Gusties scored the first run of the game in the first inning and never trailed. Dan Carlson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) walked, advanced to second on a single by Josh Chatfield (Jr., Apple Valley, Minn.), and scored on consecutive wild pitches. Three scoreless innings went by until Gustavus padded its lead to 3-0. Isaiah Welckle (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.) singled followed by an RBI triple by Carlson. Chatfield then drove in Carlson with a single.

The Knights broke the shutout in the sixth with a run on three hits, but Gustavus immediately answered with a pair of runs in the seventh. John Lundquist (So., Rochester, Minn.) doubled and two batters later, the local first-year St. Peter native Jayme Munsterman connected for his first collegiate home run, giving the Gusties a 5-1 advantage. The Knights added a run in the bottom half, but it was too little, too late.

Chatfield led the Gusties at the plate, batting 2-for-3 with an RBI and a hit-by-pitch. Sam Carlson (Jr., St. James, Minn.) earned the win on the mound to improve to 2-1. Carlson went four innings with no earned runs, five hits and two strikeouts. Fellow St. James native Kyle Pinke threw two innings with one earned run on four hits with a pair of strikeouts, while Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) pitched the seventh, allowing one run on one hit.

Gustavus 9, Martin Luther 1 | BOX SCORE

Archer had his no-hit bid intact with one out in the seventh inning, but a blooper down the right field line turned into a double and the first Martin Luther hit of the game. After an ensuing walk, a single drove in the lone Knight run. Archer, who improved to 2-0, went the distance, allowing one earned run on two hits with nine strikeouts and two walks against 25 batters faced.

Twenty-one Gusties saw time on the field in game two as they collected 12 hits. Chatfield and Cam Hufendick (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) led the way, both hitting 2-for-3.

After a scoreless first, the Gusties took a 1-0 lead in the second inning as Hufendick singled, advanced to third on a Munsterman double, and scored on a wild pitch. Gustavus added four runs in the third inning on just two hits and an error. Dan Carlson was hit by a pitch and later scored on a wild pitch. Chatfield, who singled to center, then scored on a double play. With Hufendick on second and two outs, John DeMarais (Jr., Winona, Minn.) homerd to right field, the first of his collegiate career, giving Gustavus a 5-0 lead.

The Gusties added two more runs in the fifth on four hits. Grant Brockhouse connected for a two-run single to score Hufendick and Robert D’Amato (Sr., Lonsdale, Minn.). The final two runs for the Gusties came in the seventh. Brady Miller walked with the bases loaded, followed by a sacrifice fly by Matt Berkner (Fy., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) to score Lukas Hanson (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.).

Gustavus returns to the Gustie Baseball Field and MIAC play Wednesday with a 3:30 p.m. doubleheader against Macalester.

 

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