Pitching Dominates In Baseball Sweep Over UM-Morris

Posted on May 1st, 2016 by

ST. PETER, Minn. – Pitching was at a prime Sunday afternoon at the Gustie Baseball Field as Gustavus swept visiting UM-Morris 4-0 and 3-0, allowing just five hits between both games, improving to 16-18 overall.

Gustavus 4, UM-Morris 0 | BOX SCORE

Sam Carlson (Jr., St. James, Minn.) kept the Cougar batters guessing all game as he tossed a complete game shutout, improving to 3-1 on the season. Carlson struck out five, didn’t give up a walk, coaxed 12 groundouts, and faced three over the minimum.

After a scoreless first inning, the Gusties posted three runs in the second on four hits and a UM-Morris error. With runners on second and third, Jayme Munsterman (Fy., St. Peter, Minn.) knocked in a run with single. Two batters later, Cody Christensen (Sr., Luverne, Minn.) doubled in a run, followed by an RBI single off the bat of Isaiah Welckle (Jr., Minneapolis, Minn.). Gustavus added a run in the fourth as Christensen was beaned and later stole home.

Welckle (2-4, RBI, SB), and Brock Peterson (So., Cannon Falls, Minn.) (2-3, R) led the Gusties at the plate with two hits apiece.

Gustavus 3, UM-Morris 0 | BOX SCORE | PHOTO GALLERY

The pitching from the home squad continued to impress in game two as Sam Archer (Fy., Zimmerman, Minn.) earned his fourth win after five scoreless innings. He struck out two and walked two. Casey Lewandoski (So., Fairbanks, Alaska) and Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) each pitched a scoreless inning without allowing a hit.

Gustavus did all its offensive damage in the first three frames. Cam Hufendick (So., Minneapolis, Minn.) singled and later scored on a double play in the first inning. In the third, Welckle scored on an error and Dan Carlson (Jr., Plymouth, Minn.) crossed home on a groundout.

Welckle led the Gusties at the plate, batting 2-for-3 with a run.

Gustavus hosts its final home doubleheader of the season at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday against MIAC foe Bethel.


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