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Knights sweep Macalester, break school win record

April 14, 2019 at 11:46 pm
Anna Lauko
Anna Lauko
Photo: Nathan Klok

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Carleton College softball team prevailed 5-1 and 8-5 during Sunday’s doubleheader at Macalester College. That gives the Knights 23 victories on the season, breaking the team record of 21 wins established in 2000.

Carleton Softball - Most wins (single season)
W-L
23-8 in 2019

21-13 in 2000
20-16 in 2002
18-22 in 2016
17-9 in 1987
17-8 in 1989

GAME 1 RECAP
Anna Lauko
(Sr./Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay) went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a double, a triple, and two RBI. Maris Daleo (So./Stillman Valley, Ill./Stillman Valley), Madison Collins (Fy./Elmhurst, Ill./York Community), and Sam Kile (Sr./Elk Grove, Calif./Consumnes Oaks) also had multi-hit performances.

Lauko doubled to leadoff the fourth and scored on Collins’ single. The Scots (13-17, 5-7 MIAC) used back-to-back two-out hits to knot the score in the bottom of the frame.

Kile and Daleo singled to open the fifth inning, and both scored on Lauko’s triple to right field. Daleo added a RBI groundout in the sixth.

Kile went the distance and registered her 12th victory of the season, tied for third on the Knights’ single-season list. She is also second on Carleton’s career victory chart. Kile scatterd six hits with five strikeouts and no walks.

Wins (Single-Season)
1.         15 – Andrea Carroll (15-11) – 2002
2.         14 – Fauna Smith (14-8) – 2000
3.         12 – Sam Kile (12-9) – 2017
4.         12 – Sam Kile (11-4) – 2019

Wins (Career)
1.         38 – Fauna Smith (38-43) – 1998-01
2.         32 – Sam Kile (32-24) – 2016-present

3.         27 – Andrea Carroll (27-28) – 2001-03
4.         25 – Caitlyn Cornell (25-41) – 2003-06
5.         23 – Keelin Davis (23-40) – 2013-15

GAME 2 RECAP
The top four hitters in the Carleton lineup combined for six hits, six runs, and six RBI as the Knights rallied for the win.

Lauko and Natalie Maurice (Jr./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) had RBI singles in the top of the first inning, but Macalester answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame.

The Scots extended their lead to 5-2 with two-out another tally in the third inning.

Carleton got one run back in the fourth and then pushed five runs across in the sixth. That rally included a two-run single from Trina Eichel (Fy./Alameda, Calif./Alameda), another RBI single from Maurice, and a RBI double for Collins.

Maddie Sherwood (Sr./Tinley Park, Ill./Victor Andrew) notched the victory with 5.0 innings of one-run relief work.

UP NEXT FOR THE KNIGHTS
Carleton closes the regular season with doubleheaders against the four teams that are either tied with or sit just below the Knights in the standings.

First up on that list is a meeting with crosstown rival St. Olaf College on Wednesday, April 17. First pitch from Ele Hansen Field is slated for 3:30 p.m.

The Knights and Oles are currently tied for third in the MIAC standings. The top four teams earn berths in the MIAC Playoffs.