TUCSON, Ariz.—Despite collecting more hits than opponent Luther College, the Carleton College baseball team committed five errors en route to a 4-3 loss. The Knights wasted a solid effort from pitcher Paul Dimick (Sr./Northfield, Minn.), who scattered four hits and allowed only one earned run over 6.2 innings of work.
The Knights (3-3) jumped out to an early lead, scoring three runs in their first at bat. Alex Wirta (Sr./Corte Madera, Calif./Redwood) brought around Kiyota Gomi (Sr./Dobbs Ferry, N.Y./Ardsley) on a double to right center field. After a walk, Ray Yong (So./Elmhurst, Ill./York) chased home two more runners with a double over the centerfielder’s head.
Dimick (0-2) cruised through the first six frames, only giving up three hits and one unearned run. However, the southpaw was chased from the game in the seventh inning after the Knights’ defense committed two costly errors. The Norse (1-2) managed only one hit, but pushed across three runs in the stanza to take a 4-3 lead, which would be the difference. Dimick absorbed the tough-luck loss, striking out three.
After allowing three runs in the first inning, Norse starter Augie Lindmark settled in tossing six shutout frames. Matt Reynolds picked up the save, closing out the game with two innings of scoreless work.
The Knights will get another crack at Luther when the two teams rematch on Monday, March 19. First pitch is slated for 10 a.m.