NORTHFIELD, Minn. — Infielder Jack Atterberry (Fy./Chatham, Ill./Glenwood) reached base five times, swiped four bags, and drove in a pair as Carleton College defeated Northland College, 15-4, on Easter Sunday. Thaddaeus Gregory (Jr./Seattle, Wash./University Prep) earned his second win of the season by firing 4.0 scoreless innings.
Despite being down two starters due to illness, the Knights jumped out on top in the first when Jeremy Pang (Fy./Culver City, Calif./Heritage Christian) ripped a single into left-center field to plate a pair. The Knights added two more in the third on back-to-back sacrifice flies by Ray Yong (Sr./Elmhurst, Ill./York) and Pang.
Over his four innings of mound work, Gregory kept the Lumberjacks hitters off-balance and struck out three while only walking one. He retired nine of the last ten batters he faced.
Northland came within a run in the fifth when they plated three on a bases-clearing double by Mitch Howard down the right-field line.
The Knights pulled away in the seventh inning when they scored 10 runs on seven hits. After Atterberry walked and stole second with one out, pinch hitter Josh Zoellmer (Sr./Richfield, Minn./Richfield) connected on a two-run homer to left, his third roundtripper of the campaign. Atterberry and Zoellmer were the first of ten straight Knight hitters to reach and score. Hikaru Mizuno (So./Tigard, Ore./Tigard) capped off the big inning with a two run base knock to left-center.
Willie Freimuth (Fy./Waunakee, Wis./Waunakee) and Matt Schwimmer (So./New York, N.Y./Fieldston) both reached four times and stole one base in the contest.
The Knights continue their busy week against Minnesota-Morris in a single nine-inning game on Monday, April 21 at 4 p.m at Mel Taube Field. Carleton’s next MIAC conference doubleheader is on Tuesday at Hamline University. The Knights then travel to UW-La Crosse for another non-conference game on Wednesday at 7 p.m before returning home for a doubleheader against conference leader University of St. Thomas on Saturday, April 26.