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Result: W 13-9

Baseball vs. Allegheny College

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 – 6:30 p.m. (MST) / 8:30 p.m. (CDT) at Tucson, Ariz. - Kino Sports Complex Stadium

Knights hold off Allegheny for 13-9 win

Griffin Bolte
Griffin Bolte was 2-for-3 and improved his batting average to .500 on the season.
Photo: Hugh O'Connor '20

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Carleton College baseball team scored early and late in order to secure a 13-9 triumph over Allegheny College on Thursday evening.

The Knights (6-4) scored in each of the first three innings as they played small ball to build a 6-0 advantage. Carleton swiped two bases and had four sacrifice bunts over that stretch.

After the Gators plated a pair of runs in the top of the sixth, Carleton answered with four more tallies in the bottom of the frame. Griffin Bolte’s (Sr./Portland, Ore./Lincoln) two-run single appeared to seal the victory, however, Allegheny, which had rallied for a 19-18 victory over UW-Superior earlier in the day, had different ideas. The Gators capitalized on a trio of Carleton errors and pulled to within 10-9 before the seventh-inning stretch.

The Knights created some breathing room with two more runs in the seventh and another in the eighth thanks in part to two-out RBI doubles by Chris Lasch (So./South Newfane, Vt./Northfield Mount Hermon) and Keenan Moore (So./Minneapolis, Minn./De La Salle).

Owen Riley (So./New York, N.Y./Trinity School) made in his first start of the year and notched his first collegiate victory after yielding only a lone earned run over 6.0 innings on the hill. Wilson Battle (So./Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline Senior) did not allow an earned run over the final 3.0 innings to notch the Knights’ first save of the season. He also added a two-run double in the second inning.

Lasch, Moore, and Josh Small (So./Chappaqua, N.Y./Horace Greeley) paced the Knights’ 14-hit attack with three hits apiece and combined on five RBI. Bolte and Brendon Fischel (Jr./Eureka, Calif./Eureka) each chipped in two hits and two RBI.

Carleton wraps up its week-long stay in the Grand Canyon State with a 10 a.m. MST contest against Wesleyan University.