Baseball Sweeps Carleton In Collegeville

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 by

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Gustavus baseball team, forced to play another Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Saint John’s University, bounced back from two losses on Saturday with a sweep over Carleton College on Sunday.

Sam Archer (Jr., Zimmerman, Minn.) guided the Gusties to a 6-0 game one win, tossing a complete game shutout, while a Ryan Moriarty (Jr., Le Sueur, Minn.) two-run homer plated the eventual game-winning run in a 5-4 game two victory.

Gustavus 6, Carleton 0

The Gusties got the offense started early while Archer and the defense kept the Carleton bats quiet through seven innings.

Gustavus tallied three runs off three hits in the first inning, led by RBI hits from Cole Pengilly (Fy., Le Sueur, Minn.), Nolan Lepel (Sr., Plato, Minn.), and Brice Panning (So., Hamburg, Minn.).

They scored two more in the following inning off of a couple hits and an error. Sacrifices from Moriarty and Pengilly allowed for RBI hits from Carter Clemensen (Fy., Cologne, Minn.) and Lepel as the Gusties gained a 5-0 advantage.

Gustavus added another in the sixth while Archer allowed just four Knight base hits in the 6-0 win. Archer’s first complete game of the season moved his record to 3-0.

Clemensen (2-3, 2 R, 1 RBI), Lepel (1-4, 2 RBI), and Brock Peterson (Sr., Cannon Falls, Minn.) paced the offense.

Gustavus 5, Carleton 4

Carleton scored its first run of the series in the first inning off of a sacrifice fly as Gustie starting pitcher Weston Lombard (Fy., Stillwater, Minn.) struggled to hit the strike zone in his first collegiate start.

The Gusties answered in the second, tacking on four runs off a Nathan Lindberg (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.) RBI single, Matt Berkner (Jr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) RBI double, and Moriarty’s first career homer.

Another Gustie run in the fifth gave the Black and Gold insurance heading into seventh. The Knights pushed across three runs off of four hits before Casey Lewandoski (Sr., Fairbanks, Alaska) came in to get the final out and earn his second save of the season.

Gavyn Walsh (Fy., Andover, Minn.) came in to relieve Lombard on the mound in the third inning and earned his first collegiate victory despite allowing three runs in four innings pitched.

Next Up

Gustavus, now 11-10 overall and 3-3 in the MIAC, are next scheduled to head to Arden Hills, Minn.) on Wednesday for a conference doubleheader at Bethel University, starting at 2:30 p.m.

 

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