Northfield, Minn. – Ethan Guevin (Jr./Davis, Calif.) had another solid mound performance for the Carleton College baseball team, fanning eight batters and permitting only one earned run, but the Knights lost, 2-1, against cross-town rival St. Olaf College. The second game of the doubleheader was postponed by rain.
Guevin scattered five hits and two walks while going the distance for his third complete game of the season. He also lowered his team-leading ERA to 2.25. The loss evened his season record at 3-3.
Todd Mathison was equally effective for the Oles (20-10, 10-4 MIAC), holding Carleton to a run on four hits with five strikeouts to pick up the win.
The Oles got on the board first with back-to-back, two-out doubles in the third inning.
Carleton (9-22, 2-13 MIAC) played small ball to tally the tying run in the fourth. Jay Melson (Jr./Cottage Grove, Minn./Park) was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on Russ Fujisawa’s (So./Riverwoods, Ill./Deerfield) single.
Zach Miller (Fy./Clayton, Mo.) then sacrificed both runners into scoring position, and catcher Grant Bowen’s (Fy./Duxbury, Mass.) RBI grounder knotted the score, 1-1.
A two-out walk and an error proved to be Carleton’s undoing in the sixth.
After issuing a free pass to Josh Maus, Guevin got Tyler Jones to swing at strike three. The pitch eluded Bowen, who threw wildly in an attempt to record the out at first base. Maus came around to score what became the winning run.
Mathison and Guevin exchanged zeros over the remainder of the contest.
Because rain prevented the teams from starting the second game of the doubleheader, the two squads will take the field again on Mon., April 28 at 4 p.m.