Stockwell, Hutchinson Combine for Twin Bill Shutout at Hamline

Posted on April 23rd, 2019 by

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – Dominant pitching headlined Tuesday’s doubleheader at CHS Field as the Gustavus baseball team blanked Hamline 3-0 in both games for its third consecutive MIAC sweep. Adam Stockwell (Sr., Apple Valley, Minn.) tossed a seven-inning complete game in the opener, allowing four hits with seven strikeouts, and Charlie Hutchinson (So., Maple Grove, Minn.) followed with a nine-inning complete game in the night cap, giving up just one hit and fanning eight.

The Gusties have won their last six games and improve to 18-9 overall and 9-4 in the MIAC, while the Pipers drop to 13-18 overall and 5-9 in the league.

Gustavus 3, Hamline 0 | Box Score

The Gusties scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the second as Ryan Moriarty (Sr., Le Sueur, Minn.) walked and later scored on a single by Brice Panning (Jr., Hamburg, Minn.).

The visitors added a run in the third. Cole Pengilly (So., Le Sueur, Minn.) doubled to right-center and scored on a single by Ethan Mocchi (So., Champlin, Minn.). The final run of the game came in the sixth. Pengilly knocked in Dexter Leer (Sr., Owatonna, Minn.) who reached base on a walk.

Stockwell faced five batters over the minimum with eight groundouts and five flyouts, improving to 4-1 with his first complete game of the season. Panning (3-4, RBI) and Pengilly (3-3, R, RBI, 2B, BB, SB) led the team at the plate.

Gustavus 3, Hamline 0 | Box Score

Déjà vu struck in game two with an identical outcome. This time it was Hutchinson pitching the gem for his second straight complete game without allowing an earned run.

Nathan Lindberg (So., Bloomington, Minn.) scored the winning run in the third, crossing home on a single to left by Panning.

Matt Berkner (Sr., Sleepy Eye, Minn.) scored the second run in the third on a single back up the middle by Mocchi.

Five scoreless innings passed before the Gusties tacked on an unearned run in the ninth on a throwing error.

After giving up the only hit of the game to start the second inning, Hutchinson retired 25 batters in a row to close out the game. He coaxed 10 groundouts, nine flyouts, beaned one, and walked another to improve his record to 2-3.

Berkner led at the dish, batting 2-for-3 with two runs, a double, walk, and stole base.

Gustavus host St. Thomas at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday for the resumption of its April 16 game two matchup, which is currently tied 5-5 at the start of the 11th inning.


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