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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.

GAME 1 RECAP:

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.

 

GAME 2 RECAP:

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.

UP NEXT FOR THE KNIGHTS:

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.