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Result: W 2-1 (10 inn.), L 1-7

Baseball hosts Concordia College

Saturday, May 5th, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. at Northfield, Minn. - Mel Taube Field

Knights split with Cobbers as seniors come through on Senior Day

By Teddy Wolfe '20
Seniors Ben Frerichs, Alec Lawler, Liam Howe, Tyler Rolland, Griffin Bolte, Logan Crowl
Seniors Ben Frerichs, Alec Lawler, Liam Howe, Tyler Rolland, Griffin Bolte, Logan Crowl
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – On Senior Day, it was fitting that senior Griffin Bolte (Portland, Ore./Lincoln) singled home classmate Logan Crowl (Chicago, Ill./University of Chicago Lab School) with the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning. That lifted the Carleton College baseball team to a 2-1 victory over Concordia College in game one. The Cobbers got revenge by taking game two, 7-1.

Saturday marked the final collegiate home game for the half-dozen seniors on the Knights’ roster: Bolte, Crowl, Ben Frerichs (Sr./Alexandria, Va./St. Stephens and St. Agnes), Liam Howe (Sr./Lake Bluff, Ill./Lake Forest), Alec Lawler (Sr./Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Shanghai American School), and Tyler Rolland (Sr./Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley)

GAME 1 RECAP:
Carleton opened the scoring with a single tally in the first inning. Josh Small (Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) singled and stole second base. Chris Lasch (So./South Newfane, Vt./Northfield Mount Herman) advanced him with another single, before Bolte’s groundout chased home the game’s first run.

Concordia notched the tying run in the fourth with an unearned tally against Lawler, who made his longest outing (4.0 innings) of the season as he continues his recovery from Tommy John surgery. The righthander yielded only an unearned run on two hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Frerichs and Howe each followed with 2.0 scoreless frames.

Crowl walked to start the 10th inning and advanced on Small’s sacrifice. With two down, Bolte smashed a grounder up the middle, and Crowl flew around third base and beat the throw home.

All told, the Carleton bullpen tossed 6.0 scoreless frames with Austin Heuer (Jr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River) working the last 2.0 innings for his second victory of the season.

Concordia starter Austin Ver Steeg pitched a career-best 8.0 innings with seven strikeouts in a no decision.

GAME 2 RECAP:
Concordia avenged the game one loss by coming out strong to start the nightcap. The Cobbers scored once in the first, twice in the second, and three more times in the fifth. Beau Wilmer capped the Concordia scoring with a solo home run in the top of the seventh.

Carleton finally got on the scoreboard in the seventh as Wilson Battle (So./Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline Senior) crushed his team-best third home run of the season, depositing the ball beyond the left-field wall.

Concordia got a solid performance from starting pitcher Ty Syverson, who went 6.0 scoreless frames with only three hits allowed.

UP NEXT FOR THE KNIGHTS:
Carleton concludes its season on Sunday, May 6 against Hamline University. That doubleheader will be played at CHS Field in St. Paul, Minn. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 pm, and a link to live video/stats for both games is available via Knights Online. Rolland, the lone senior not to play on Saturday, is expected to pitch in one of those games.