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Result: L 4-9 / L 3-4

Softball vs. University of St. Thomas

Sunday, April 15th, 2018 – 6:15 p.m. at Rochester, Minn. - RCTC Dome

Knights swept by No. 14 St. Thomas

Corrie Lucchesi
Corrie Lucchesi
Photo: Charlotte Thomas

ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Carleton College softball team battled against No. 14-ranked University of St. Thomas, but the Knights came out on the wrong end in both games, falling 9-4 and 4-3.

Game 1 Highlights

The Tommies (21-5, 11-1 MIAC) scored six times in the second inning to grab the early momentum. Carleton (8-10, 3-5 MIAC) had scoring chances throughout the contest but stranded 10 baserunners, including five in the scoring position.

After the Knights pushed across a run in the seventh inning, they loaded the bases and twice had the tying run in the on-deck circle. Carleton could not complete the rally, though, and dropped the 9-4 decision.

Corrie Lucchesi (Sr./Chicago, Ill./Lane Tech) paced the Knights with three hits. Anna Lauko (Jr./Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay) and Ari Zuaro (Sr./Scotch Plain, N.J./Scotch Plains-Fanwood) also had multi-hit games.

Game 2 Highlights

Trailing 2-0 heading into the fifth inning, Carleton scored a trio of two-out runs to take its first lead of the day. Katie Eppard (Sr./Pleasanton, Calif./Amador Valley) delivered a game-tying two-run double to left and came around to scored when Natalie Maurice (So./Eden Prairie, Minn./Eden Prairie) followed with the go-ahead RBI single to center field.

An unearned run in the bottom of the frame knotted the score at 3-3, and that’s where the score still stood with two out in the bottom of the seventh frame. The Tommies’ Elise Barnes connected for a drive that landed beyond the left-field wall. There was some question as to whether the ball had hit the RCTC Dome roof—which would have been an out by ground rules—but both umpires called it a home run, and St. Thomas escaped with a 4-3 victory.

Carleton out-hit the Tommies, 7-6, in the contest with seven different players collecting base knocks.

Sarah Ogle (Jr./San Diego, Calif./Francis Parker School) was effective but absorbed the loss and dropped to 0-3 this season. She surrendered six hits over 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs.

Up Next for the Knights

Carleton is currently scheduled to host Macalester College on Wednesday, April 18. However, due to the excessive precipitation from this weekend’s storm, field conditions at Ele Hansen Field may force a schedule change. Check Knights Online for more information in the next few days.