Softball Drops a Pair of Games to No. 6 Tommies

Posted on April 7th, 2019 by

Photo courtesy of David Faulkner, SPX Sports.


SAINT PETER, Minn. – The Gustavus softball team hosted No. 6 St. Thomas on Sunday and dropped the contests by scores of 8-0 (6 inn.) and 10-2 (5 inn.). With the results the Gusties fall to 12-12 overall and 3-7 in the MIAC.

St. Thomas 8 – 0 Gustavus (6 inn.)

The Tommies, who swept St. Olaf on Saturday, continued their solid play outhitting the Gusties in game one by a margin of 10-1.

St. Thomas was able to plate two runs in the second to take the early lead and then tack on three apiece in the fifth and sixth innings to reach the run limit and the Gusties went 1-2-3 in the sixth to end the contest.

The Tommies had seven different players record hits in game one while Ashley Neuenfeldt (So., Bloomington, Minn.) got the lone Gustie hit.

 Aly Freeman (Jr., Omaha, Neb.) got the start on the mound, going 5.1 innings and allowing three earned runs in the loss.

St. Thomas 10 – 2 Gustavus (5 inn.)

In game two the Tommies were able to take advantage of their opportunities early to put the Gusties away. They took a 3-0 lead after the first and scored one more in the second before Gustavus got on the board for the first time of the day when Freeman connected for her second home run in as many days, bringing in Marissa Marsolek (So., Savage, Minn.) who had reached base on a single earlier in the inning.

The Tommies though, answered, exploding for sixth runs in the third inning to push the score to 10-2, which would hold out to the be the final.

Neuenfeldt took the loss in the contest, going 2.1 innings and allowing 10 runs. Amara Packey (Fy., Fridley, Minn.) finished the final 2.2 innings, allowing no runs on just three hits.

The Gusties totaled four hits in the contest with, Freeman, Marsolek, Ashley Beise (Sr., Loretto, Minn.) and Emily Carlson (Jr., Burnsville, Minn.) each recording one.

The Gusties will next be in action on Thursday when they host Carleton for a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.


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