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.
The Gustavus baseball team is set for its annual spring break trip, which this year takes place March 24-30 in Tucson, Ariz. The Gusties will play seven games in five days against four different teams at the Kino Sports Complex, former spring training home of the Arizona Diamondbacks and Chicago White Sox. And for the first time, all seven spring break games will have live stats, courtesy of the Gustavus sports information department.
Wednesday’s non-conference baseball game may have felt more like a late-fall football contest with temperatures in the 30s, but Gustavus was able to warm up the bats with a doubleheader sweep over Northwestern-St. Paul. The Gusties won game one 6-4 and game two 14-10, improving to 4-3 overall, while the Eagles fall to 5-11.
The Gustavus baseball team split a non-conference doubleheader at Mounty Marty College Sunday, losing game one 2-1 before winning game two 4-3 in 10 innings. The split moves the Gusties to 2-3 overall, while the Lancers move to 6-12.
The Gustavus baseball team exploded for six runs in the ninth inning Saturday, leading to an 8-1 victory over Mount Marty College in non-conference action. The Gusties pick up their first win of the season, moving to 1-2 overall.
The Gustavus baseball team Wednesday dropped its season opening doubleheader against Mayville State by 6-5 and 11-3 scores to start the season 0-2. The Gusties battled back from a five-run deficit in game one to send it to extras, but were unable to hold off the Comets in the eighth frame. And in game two, Mayville State used a balanced attack of power hitting and efficient pitching for the convincing win.
Brad Baker’s first year coaching baseball at Gustavus in over three decades (his first in 1981) proved to be fruitful last season as the Gusties posted their first winning record since 2008 and moved up three spots in the conference standings. But now it’s time to turn to page to the 2017 campaign and see what improvements can be made as Baker and his staff continue to rebuild the program into a contender in the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. This season’s journey begins tomorrow with a non-conference doubleheader against Mayville State at US Bank Stadium.
Former Gustavus baseball catcher Steve Lufkin '88 was diagnosed with ALS three years ago next month. At the annual Twins Fantasy Camp this month, he was drafted as a scorekeeper.
2016 was another year filled with conference championships, national tournament appearances and spectacular individual performances both on and off the field of play for Gustavus athletics. Here’s a look back at numerous highlight events that occurred throughout the year.
Gustavus Adolphus College is beginning a complete renovation of the baseball facility, Athletics Director Tom Brown announced today. The $1.5 million project, which is completely donor funded, will begin immediately following the 2017 baseball season.