NORTHFIELD, Minn. – After a pair of nail-biter walkoff wins on Sunday, the Carleton College baseball team’s bats lit up in a dominant display to win both games of a non-conference doubleheader against Finlandia University by final tallies of 14-0 and 14-5.
Carleton (13-7) got off to a hot start in the opener, scoring four runs on five hits and batting through the entire lineup in their first chance at playing offense. The Knights added two more runs in the second and three in the third to build a commanding lead, before adding their final five runs in the fifth. Five Carleton batters had multi-hit performances in game one.
Finlandia (2-16) struggled to respond, recording just four hits against a pair of Carleton pitchers. The Knights’s Andy May (Jr./Edina, Minn./Edina) tossed 5.0 scoreless innings of relief to record his first victory of the campaign.
In game two, Finlandia was more competitive coming out of the gate, scoring a run in the top of the first inning. Carleton responded during the bottom of the inning scoring two runs, including an RBI single by Cody Bohlman (So./Irvine, Calif./University).
Finlandia evened the tally during the second inning, but the Knights came out firing on all cylinders in the bottom of the frame, scoring eight times. Carleton piled on three more runs in the fourth, including a two-run double by Nolan Baker (Jr./Appleton, Wis./Appleton North) and notched their final run in the fifth the put the contest to bed.
David Stillerman (Sr./Evanston, Ill./Evanston) was productive at the plate for the Knights, going 3-for-6 with a team-best seven RBI from the leadoff spot.
The Knights return to conference play on Wednesday, April 16 with a road doubleheader against Saint Mary’s University. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Carleton returns home for a doubleheader against Saint John’s University on Saturday, April 19 at 1:00 p.m.