Bats come alive in game two as Oles split with SJU
April 9, 2011
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - No. 11/15 St. Olaf lost a 2-1 nine-inning opener before an offensive burst in game two helped the Oles to an 8-2 win and MIAC baseballs serie split with Saint John's University on Saturday at Mark Almli Field.
Game One: Saint John's 2, St. Olaf 1
SJU's Matt Boys doubled to lead off the ninth and later scored on Alex Powell's sacrifice fly as the Johnnies defeated St. Olaf 2-1 in the first game.
Boys was 2-for-3 and Matt Butorac 2-for-4 for the Johnnies in the win.
Sean Dube was 3-for-5 while Adam Johnson and Andy Bartz 2-for-3 with a walk for the Oles in the loss. Adam Johnson, who added a 3-for-4 game, reached second in the bottom of the eighth but was later stranded. The Oles were 2-for-12 as a team with runners in scoring position and 4-for-19 with runners on base.
Ben Hughes worked the first six innings, allowing a run on five hits while striking out 10 in a no-decision.
Brett Kramer went seven strong for the Johnnies, allowing an earned run and two walks while collecting eight punch outs. Joey Long got the win for SJU, throwing two scoreless innings.
Game Two: St. Olaf 8, Saint John's 2
Sam Maus was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs and Brady Sand 2-for-3 with three RBIs as St. Olaf scored each of its eight runs in the first three innings on the way to victory.
Anders Dzurak tossed a complete game to get his fourth win (4-1) of the year. Dzurak struck out seven while walking none in the win.