Baseball beats Wartburg in 10 innings, loses game two
March 14, 2013
MINNEAPOLIS - The St. Olaf baseball team scored twice in the 10th inning and held off Wartburg College 5-4 in the first game before dropping a 6-4 decision in game two on Wednesday night at the Metrodome.
Game One: St. Olaf 5, Wartburg 4 (10 inn.)
Sam Maus, Nick Denn and Jack Schechinger each had two hits for the Oles, who took a 3-1 lead in the top of the fifth. Wartburg evened the score on three St. Olaf errors in the bottom of the inning.
St. Olaf had an RBI single from Jake Schmiesing and a run-scoring groundout from Adam Johnson in the 10th.
Ryan Doty was 2-for-5 with three runs for Wartburg.
Joey Voss worked the final four innings of relief to pick up the win. St. Olaf pitchers, including starter Anders Dzurak's 4 2/3 innings and reliever Kyle Watson's 1 1/3 innings, did not allow a walk in the 10-inning game.
Game Two: Wartburg 6, St. Olaf 4
Wartburg used a five-run third inning and held off a bases-loaded St. Olaf rally in the seventh inning to pick up a 6-4 win and split in the night cap.
Schechinger went 2-for-4 drove in all four St. Olaf runs. He hit a three-run homer in the first inning to center and picked up a two-out RBI single in the seventh to keep the St. Olaf rally alive.
Schmiesing (2-for-3) and Maus (2-for-4) also had two hits in the loss for the Oles.
Doty pitched a complete game for the Knights (8-2) and went 3-for-4 with a run and RBI.