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Result: L 1-4 / L 1-6

Baseball hosts Augsburg University

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 – 2:30 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Mel Taube Field

Clutch hits lacking in sweep by Augsburg

Chris Lasch
Chris Lasch prepares to tag out an Auggie baserunner attempting to steal second base.
Photo: Nathan Klok

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The bats were stifled during clutch situations for the Carleton College baseball team as the Knights were swept 4-1 and 6-1 by visiting Augsburg University.

Over the two games, the hosts went a combined 2-for-18 when batting with runners in scoring position. Those two hits—first inning doubles by Griffin Bolte (Sr./Portland, Ore./Lincoln) in game one and Wilson Battle (So./Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline Senior) in game two—accounted for all of Carleton’s scoring on the day.


Augsburg hurler Dayton Danielson tossed his fifth complete game of the season as he worked around seven Carleton hits and a pair of walks.

Carleton starter Blake Anderson (Fy./Alexandria, Minn./Alexandria) threw a career-best 6.0 innings, allowing three runs.

The Auggies scored a two-out run in the top of the first only to see Carleton answer in the bottom of the inning when Bolted doubled home Josh Small (So./Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley). The Knights got four other runners into scoring position before the fourth inning concluded, but Carleton batters were 0-for-9 in those situations.

Augsburg added single tallies in the second, fifth, and seventh innings.


Zane Johann (So./Berkeley, Calif./College Preparatory School) paced Carleton with a team-high two hits.



Following the same starting script as the opener, each team plated a first-inning run. With two down and nobody on, Bolte tripled to right-centerfield then waltzed home on Battle’s two-bagger down the left-field line.

The score remained 1-1 until the fourth inning when six consecutive Auggies reached base, leading to a five-run frame.

Carleton tried to rally late against Matthew Nicklay, but the Auggies pitcher escaped jams in the sixth and seventh innings to finish out his second complete-game effort of the campaign.


Carleton plays its fourth doubleheader in five days when the Knights host Saint John’s University for a 2:30 p.m. twin bill on Wednesday, May 4. Knights Online will feature live video/stats of both games.