The Gustavus baseball team put together its most impressive MIAC sweep in years Saturday against the University of St. Thomas. The Gusties used two last-inning comebacks to claim wins of 6-5 and 5-4, sweeping the No. 15 nationally ranked Tommies for the first time since 2001. The victories also ended a seven-game losing streak against St. Thomas dating back to 2012. With the wins, the Gusties improve to 20-18 overall and 9-11 in the MIAC. Gustavus reaches the 20-win mark for the first time since 2008, which is also the last time the Gusties finished with at least a .500 record.
The 2016 College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District Baseball Teams were released Thursday afternoon and Gustavus junior Josh Chatfield (Apple Valley, Minn.) was named to the 12-member District 6 Team, which features student-athletes from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. The CoSIDA Academic All-District Teams recognize the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances athletically and in the classroom.
The Gustavus baseball team concluded its home schedule in style Wednesday by sweeping Bethel 5-2 and 3-2 behind a pair of impressive complete game pitching performances. Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) went the distance (7 inn.) in game one, allowing one earned run on just two hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Connor Kern (Jr., Hutchinson, Minn.) followed suit in game two with a nine-inning complete game, allowing two earned runs on seven hits with three strikeouts and two walks. With the sweep, the Gusties improve to 18-18 overall and 7-11 in the MIAC.
Pitching was at a prime Sunday afternoon at the Gustie Baseball Field as Gustavus swept visiting UM-Morris 4-0 and 3-0, allowing just five hits between both games, improving to 16-18 overall.
The Gustavus baseball team split its doubleheader against Carleton on Saturday, winning game one 5-0 behind a one-hit pitching performance by Jacob Volness (Sr., Cokato, Minn.) and losing game two 4-0. With the split, the Gusties move to 14-18 overall and 5-11 in the MIAC.
The Gustavus baseball team is set to host a pair of doubleheaders this weekend at the Gustie Baseball Field. On Saturday, the Gusties host Carleton for a 1 p.m. MIAC doubleheader, and on Sunday the University of Minnesota-Morris comes to town for a 1 p.m. non-conference doubleheader. For the first time ever, Saturday's baseball games will be live streamed via the Gustavus GameCentral portal with live play-by-play.
The Gustavus baseball team outhit Concordia 19-12 on Tuesday, but ended up losing a pair of MIAC games 5-0 and 4-2, dropping to 13-17 overall and 4-10 in the league.
The Gustavus Adolphus College baseball team swept St. Olaf College in Saturday’s doubleheader after winning the first game 15-2 and the second 9-8. The Gusties are now 12-15 overall and 4-8 in the MIAC while the Oles fall to 8-19 overall and 2-10 in the league.
The Gustavus baseball team suffered a pair of tough losses to Macalester on Friday. After leading 4-1 in game one, the Gusties gave up eight unanswered runs in a 9-4 loss, followed by an 11-inning 10-6 loss to fall to 11-15 overall and 2-8 in the MIAC.
Thursday's rescheduled Gustavus baseball home doubleheader against Macalester has been postponed, again, to 2:30 p.m. Friday at the Gustie Baseball Field. Fans can follow online tomorrow with live stats.