Gustie Bats Kept In Check By St. Kate’s Posted on April 23rd, 2018 by


ST. PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus softball team was defeated 9-0 and 4-0 during a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader versus St. Catherine University Monday afternoon at Hollingsworth Field, dropping to 9-19 overall and 5-9 in the league.

The Gusties were limited to eight hits through two games while the Wildcats tallied 12 hits in each game for the series sweep.

Gustavus 0, St. Kate’s 9

Wildcat starting pitcher Krista Flugstad tallied 10 strikeouts through six innings pitched to earn the win, allowing just three Gustie hits.

Ashley Neueunfeldt (Fy., Bloomington, Minn.) took the loss in the circle for Gustavus, allowing four runs in 6.1 innings pitched.

A solo homer by Ashley Sis in the first inning proved to be the game-winning run for St. Kate’s, as they tacked on three more runs through the sixth inning, and a five-spot in the seventh to put more salt in the wound.

Neuenfeldt, Emily Webb (Jr., Maple Lake, Minn.), Kim Kurtzweg (Jr., Arlington, Minn.), and Aly Freeman (So., Omaha, Neb.) tallied hits for the Gusties.

Gustavus 0, St. Kate’s 4 

Kathryn Proper posted a complete game shutout, allowing just four Black and Gold base hits in game two.

Neuenfeldt earned another start in the circle for the Gusties, but unfortunately had to leave the game due to injury. After escaping a jam defensively in the first inning, she led off for Gustavus in the bottom half and was injured during a collision at first base.

Freeman came in to relieve Neuenfeldt in the second inning and surrendered the eventual game-winning runs off of three hits. Freeman turned in a solid outing, however, pitching four scoreless innings other than another two-run inning in the sixth. Her record dropped to 1-5 while allowing 10 hits in six innings pitched.

Webb (1-3, 1 2B) and Freeman (1-2, 1 2B) led the Gusties at the plate.

Next Up

The Gusties remain at home tomorrow afternoon for another conference doubleheader. Gustavus hosts St. Olaf College at 3:30 p.m. from Hollingsworth Field.


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