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Result: L 3-8 / W 15-3

Baseball vs. Framingham State University

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 – 3:00 p.m. (MST) / 5:00 p.m. (CDT) at Tucson, Ariz. - Kino Sports Complex #7

Knights earn split with Framingham State

Brendon Fischel
Brendon Fischel
Photo: Geoffrey Mo '19

TUCSON, Ariz. – Brendon Fischel (Jr./Eureka, Calif./Eureka) had four hits on the day and senior Tyler Rolland (Burnsville, Minn./Apple Valley) tossed his first career complete game as the Carleton College baseball team split its doubleheader against Framingham State University. The Knights dropped their first game of the Spring Break trip, 8-3, but bounced back in the nightcap to register a 15-3 triumph.

Game one got away from Carleton (3-3) early as the Rams pushed across six runs in the bottom of the first inning and added two more in the second frame. The Knights finally settled in and kept Framingham State from threatening again as righthander Austin Heuer (Jr./Elk River, Minn./Elk River) picked up a career-best 10 strikeouts, including seven over the final three innings.

Carleton had runners aboard in six of the seven innings but managed only RBI singles by Fischel and Matt Rubin (Jr./Hawthorne, N.Y./Westlake).

Game two saw an early reversal in the Knights’ offensive fortunes as 12 of the first 13 Carleton batters reached base leading to an eight-run frame. That was the Knights biggest scoring outburst in an inning since an eight-run stanza versus Concordia on April 22, 2016.

Carleton was not done scoring, though, and tacked on seven more tallies over the next four innings. The Knights finished with 20 hits, their highest figure since May 3, 2015.

Rolland benefitted from the offensive outburst as he limited the Rams to only two hits over the first five innings. He was finally solved for three runs—only one earned—in the sixth inning and finished the five hitter with four strikeouts and no walks.

Fischel was 3-for-3 in the contest while six others also had multi-hit performances in game two. Wilson Battle (So./Salt Lake City, Utah/Skyline Senior) and Griffin Bolte (Sr./Portland, Ore./Lincoln) had three RBI apiece.

Carleton’s next varsity action will come on Tuesday, March 20 versus Oberlin College. First pitch is slated for 10 a.m. MST/12 p.m. CDT.

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