Baseball Splits Third Consecutive Doubleheader

Posted on April 3rd, 2019 by

Cole Pengilly connects for a three-run homer against Northwestern.

SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus baseball team Wednesday split its third consecutive doubleheader, beating Northwestern-St. Paul 3-0 in game one, followed by a 5-3 loss in game two. The Gusties are now 10-6 overall and the Eagles are 11-7.

Gustavus 3, Northwestern 0 | Box Score

Sam Archer (Sr., Zimmerman, Minn.) had his best pitching performance of the season, tossing a complete-game four-hit shutout. He struck out four and didn’t walk a batter, facing just four over the minimum.

Gustavus scored all three of its runs in the first inning. Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.) singled to left, Carter Clemensen (So., Cologne, Minn.) reached on an error, and Cole Pengilly (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) ensued with his first home run of the season, clearing the right field fence.

Panning (2-3, R) and Pengilly (2-3, R, HR, 3 RBI) led the team at the plate.

Gustavus 3, Northwestern 5 | Box Score

The Eagles returned the favor in game two with three runs of their own in the first inning and led throughout the remainder of the contest.

The visitors added single runs in the second and third innings for a 5-0 lead before the Gusties broke the shutout in the bottom half of the third. Pengilly hit a bases-loaded RBI groundout, followed by a two-run single off the bat of Archer, but that would be it for the home team.

Charlie Hutchinson (So., Maple Grove, Minn.) took the loss after 1.2 innings, allowing four runs (one earned). Weston Lombard (So., Stillwater, Minn.) had a solid relief appearance, going two innings with no runs, one hit, and two strikeouts. Ethan Mocchi (So., Champlin, Minn.) and Damon Rademacher (So., Princeton, Minn.) each tossed one inning of scoreless relief.

The Gusties were limited to just two hits, coming from Archer and Matt Berkner (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.).

Gustavus returns to MIAC play at 1 p.m. Saturday, hosting a doubleheader against Bethel.


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