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Knights drop pair at St. Thomas

April 19, 2019 at 11:12 pm
Matt Rubin
Matt Rubin
Photo: Nathan Klok

ST. PAUL, Minn. – After waiting two extra days to play due to a heavy rainstorm earlier this week, the Carleton College baseball team finally hit the road for a twinbill at MIAC frontrunner University of St. Thomas. The Knights dropped the opener 4-0 and then came up short in game two by a 5-4 margin, their third one-run defeat of the conference season.

GAME 1 RECAP
Carleton (7-13, 4-6 MIAC) was limited to four hits, two of them by Matt Rubin (Sr./Hawthorne, N.Y./Westlake), who was stranded at third base in the second and fourth frames.

Owen Riley (Jr./New York, N.Y./Trinity School) absorbed a tough loss as he struck out five and limited the Tommies (15-7-2 MIAC) to only one earned run over 5.0 innings on the bump. St. Thomas capitalized on a throwing error to create a three-run, two-out rally in the fifth that put the game out of reach.

This was the first time in 2019 that Carleton lost a MIAC contest by more than two runs.

GAME 2 RECAP
St. Thomas grabbed an early lead when three consecutive doubles led to a 3-0 advantage in the second inning.

Brendon Fischel (Sr./Eureka, Calif./Eureka) singled home Vince Cone (Fy./New York, N.Y./Trinity School) to get a run back for Carleton in the third. The Knights then took the lead in the sixth inning as Rubin walked and Austin Heuer (Sr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River) and Jacob Smith (Fy./McKinleyville, Calif./McKinleyville) followed with a RBI double and RBI triple, respectively. Sam Wingfield’s (Fy./Alexandria, Va./T.C. Williams) sacrifice bunt gave Carleton a 4-3 lead.

Coming out of the seventh inning stretch, St. Thomas tied the game via a wild pitch and took the lead again on an eighth-inning sacrifice fly.

Blake Anderson (So./Alexandria, Minn./Alexandria) got the starting nod for the Knights but did not factor in the decision despite working at least 7.0 innings for the second consecutive start.

UP NEXT FOR THE KNIGHTS
Carleton returns home to host Gustavus Adolphus College for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader on Saturday, April 20.