Baseball Bounces Back With Sweep Over St. Olaf

Posted on April 23rd, 2016 by

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team swept St. Olaf College in Saturday’s doubleheader after winning the first game 15-2 and the second 9-8. The Gusties are now 12-15 overall and 4-8 in the MIAC while the Oles fall to 8-19 overall and 2-10 in the league.

Game One: Gustavus 15, St. Olaf 2
Gustavus had the lead for the whole game after scoring eight of its 15 runs in the second inning. Errors by St. Olaf proved to be its downfall in this game. After three earned runs, the remaining Gustavus runs were unearned. Home runs by John DeMarias (Jr., Winona, Minn.) and John Lundquist (So., Rochester, Minn.) resulted in 2 RBI each.

St. Olaf answered with two runs in the third inning, but were unable to match the Gusties’ 15 runs, which nearly matched their season high of 16. The Gusties’ remaining runs came in the fifth inning (one), sixth (five), and seventh (one).

First-year pitcher Adam Stockwell (Apple Valley, Minn.) earned his first collegiate win on the rubber to bring his record to 1-3. Stockwell went five innings, giving up six hits and two runs, while striking out four.

Game Two: Gustavus 9, St. Olaf 8
St. Olaf rebounded quickly in game two and took an early 2-0 lead after the first inning. However, the Gusties answered in a big way in the third, scoring eight of their nine runs then. Five of the Gusties’ eight runs in the frame were unearned, while DeMarais notched a two-run double, and the Gusties banged out seven total hits.

St. Olaf nearly made a comeback, but its four runs in the sixth were not enough, as Gustavus was able to add a key insurance run in the sixth thanks to a DeMarais run on a passed ball.

Gustavus pitcher Sam Archer (Fy., Zimmerman, Minn.) took the win on the hill, while Sam Carlson (Jr., St. James, Minn.) earned the save. Archer went four and two-thirds and gave up three runs on four hits and struck out four. Carlson pitched the remaining four and one-third, allowing five runs on three hits and struck out four.

The Gusties return to action with a doubleheader on Tuesday at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

 

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