Baseball splits games with cross-town foes

The St. Olaf baseball team hosted MIAC rival Carleton College on April 8 in a doubleheader on Mel Taube Field. St. Olaf came into the game in strong form, having beaten Concordia College the previous day. The Knights proved too strong for the Oles in game one, running to an 11-6 victory. However, the Oles proved to be resilient and rallied to record a 13-8 decision in game two.

With the game locked at 5-5 in the first encounter, Carleton broke the game apart with a six-run offensive outburst at the bottom of the sixth inning. Sam Maus ’14 led the way for the Oles in the loss, starting the game with a solo shot and recording a run-scoring single in the second inning. Jake Mathison ’17 also recorded two hits in the defeat.

The Oles bounced back quickly in game two in what was an excellent team performance. Four Oles had multiple hits, and Chris Paradise ’14 drove in three runs in the 13-8 victory. Nate Gelle ’15 also starred for the Oles, recording 12 hits over seven innings. Gelle struck out five batters during his strong performance.

St. Olaf 15-9, 6-2 MIAC currently sits in third position in the MIAC standings. They are in a strong position to reverse last season’s disappointment and claim a place in the MIAC post-season.