The Gustavus baseball team split a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader Wednesday at Saint Mary’s, winning the first game 5-1 before losing 11-7 in the nightcap. The split moves the Gusties to 11-7 overall and 3-1 in the MIAC, while the Cardinals move to 11-10 overall and 1-1 in the league.
The Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Monday announced Gustavus catcher Nolan Lepel (Jr., Plato, Minn.) as its Baseball Player-of-the-Week. Lepel has had an immediate impact on the Gustavus baseball team as a transfer student, cementing his role as the starting catcher and cleanup hitter in the lineup. This past week in six games, Lepel hit .474, going 9-for-19 with seven runs, 11 RBI, five walks, a double, and a home run. His slugging percentage was .684, helped in part by a grand slam against Carleton, which tied the game in the seventh inning and eventually led to an extra inning victory.
The Gustavus baseball team started Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday with a sweep over Carleton College, winning 8-7 in eight innings in the first game, followed by an 8-5 win in game two. The sweep moves the Gusties to 10-6 overall and 2-0 in the MIAC, while the Knights fall to 6-8 overall and 0-2 in the league.
Women’s tennis player Katie Aney (Jr., Rochester, Minn.) and baseball catcher Nolan Lepel (Jr., Plato, Minn.) have been selected as the Gustavus Adolphus College March Female and Male Student-Athletes-of-the-Month, presented by Thrivent Financial and voted on by the Gustavus Sports Information Department.
The Gustavus baseball program is holding an Alumni Day on Saturday, April 22 during the doubleheader against St. Olaf. The first game starts at 1:00 p.m. with food and drink available for alumni starting at noon.
The Gustavus baseball team wrapped up play at the Tucson Invite Wednesday with a pair of close losses. The Gusties lost 13-10 to Middlebury before falling 6-5 to Williams, moving their record to 8-6 overall.
The Gustavus baseball team’s seven-game win streak ended Tuesday at the Tucson Invite as it lost 10-1 to Williams College. The Gusties committed five errors and allowed just four earned runs, while falling to 8-4 overall.
New day, similar story. For the second straight game, the Gustavus baseball team erased a late-inning deficit for a come-from-behind victory over Middlebury. The Gusties won 13-12 after trailing 10-6 to start the sixth inning, but a six-run frame gave the Black and Gold a lead it would not relinquish for their seventh straight victory. The Gusties are now 8-3, which marks the best start to a season since 2006 (8-3), along with the longest winning streak since 2008 (nine games).
The Gustavus baseball team won its sixth straight game Sunday in comeback fashion, beating Middlebury 10-8 to improve to 7-3 overall. Trailing 5-3 in the seventh inning, the Gusties erupted for five runs and held on for a two-run victory.
The Gustavus baseball team started its spring break trip on the right foot with a pair of wins Saturday at the Kino Sports Complex. The Gusties defeated UW-Superior 10-4 before shutting out Grinnell 4-0 to improve to 6-3 overall.