2011 Spring Issue 5 (May 6, 2011)
In bizzare, breezy weekend, CUT and Syzygy qualify for Nationals
The Carleton softball team finished their 2011 season this week. On Monday, the Knights split with Bethel University in their last doubleheader on Bell Field. After losing the opener 8-4, the Knights rebounded in Game 2 to notch a come-from-behind 9-7 victory. In a pair of impressive offensive performances, Katrina Harper ’14 and Chelsea Yost ’13 each had three hits in the second game.
It’s never too satisfying to come away with a split on a day that your pitching staff only surrenders one run, but after enduring what amounted to a nine-game skid in conference play, the Carleton baseball team will take it. The team is hopeful that some combination of the adventurous facial hair sported by several players and the fierce cross-town rivalry with the Oles will attract fans.
Last Saturday the Carleton men’s track and field team competed at the Saint Mary’s Open in Winona. Jacob Hoerger ’14 led off the meet by winning the 10,000 meters in 34:20. Marcus Huderle ’14 dropped 25 seconds from his personal best to run 9:34 in the 3000 meter steeplechase. Huderle outsprinted a UW-Eau Claire runner to finish second in the race.
These excellent performances were designed to take the Knights into the conference championships on a rather positive note. A few more solid times and marks were obtained on Wednesday night and the conference championships began yesterday. They continue today at St. Olaf with the heptathlon and decathlon. The rest of the meet will commence on Friday at Gustavus Adolphus College.
It has been a dark and stormy spring in Minnesota, but until last weekend the women’s tennis team showed no sign of faltering in the brisk Northern air. On Saturday, the MIAC’s No. 2 team, Carleton, and No. 1 squad, Gustavus Adolphus College, faced off in one of the last matches of the season. Unfortunately, the Knights came out the loser, falling 7-2.