Baseball Wins Extra Inning Shutout in Game One, Drops Game Two at Saint John’s

Posted on April 9th, 2019 by

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – The Gustavus baseball team split its fifth consecutive doubleheader Tuesday, beating Saint John’s 2-0 in game one followed by a 4-2 loss in the second game. The Gusties are now 12-8 overall and 3-3 in the MIAC.

Gustavus 2, Saint John’s 0 | Box Score

Sam Archer (Sr., Zimmerman, Minn.) pitched his second straight complete game shutout, going eight innings of scoreless ball to outduel last season’s MIAC Pitcher of the Year in Jake Dickmeyer. Archer gave up six hits with two strikeouts and one walk. He forced 10 groundouts and nine flyouts.

After going into extra innings tied 0-0, the Gusties scored a pair in the eighth. Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.) singled with one out and went to third base on a double by down the right field line by Carter Clemensen (So., Cologne, Minn.). After an intentional walk to Cole Pengilly (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) to load the bases, Panning was forced out at home but Clemensen scored on a throwing error by the catcher. Matt Berkner (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) ensued with a single to right center to score Pengilly.

Archer finished out the bottom half of the inning with a double play and a groundout to move to 2-0 and drop his ERA from 7.04 to 4.63.

Berkner led the team at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Gustavus 2, Saint John’s 4 | Box Score

The Johnnies took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning and held the Gusties scoreless until the fourth. With runners on the corners, the Gusties successfully pulled off a double steal as Pengilly took second base and Clemensen scored from third on the throw. Ethan Mocchi (So., Champlin, Minn.) followed with an infield RBI single to score Pengilly for a 2-1 lead.

Saint John’s ended Charlie Hutchinson’s (So., Maple Grove, Minn.) day on the mound in the fifth after three straight hits and a run to start the frame. Christian Johnson (So., Buffalo, Minn.) came in relief and gave up another run after a sac bunt and a couple walks, but got out of the jam with a double play.

The Johnnies added an insurance run in the sixth after a single, stolen base, error and a wild pitch. Gustavus threatened in the seventh with the tying run on second and one out, but a fly out and pop out ended the game.

Hutchinson suffered the loss after allowing three runs in four innings. Clemensen led at the dish, batting 2-for-4 with a double and a run.

Gustavus is set to host St. Thomas at 1 p.m. Saturday for another MIAC doubleheader.

 


One Comment

  1. victor schlefsky says:

    Good news, Gusties playing everyone tough!!! Conference race evenly matched!