Walk-off winner in game one highlights baseball split vs. Hamline
May 5, 2013
RICHFIELD, Minn. Adam Johnson's two-run double clinched the 6-5 win for St. Olaf in game one, but Hamline University spoiled the chance for an Ole sweep with a 8-1 victory in game two of the MIAC baseball doubleheader on Sunday afternoon.
Game One: St. Olaf 6, Hamline 5
Trailing 4-0 in the sixth, St. Olaf strung together five hits to tie the game before Johnson's walk-off double sealed it.
Hamline built a three-run lead in the first inning with doubles from Mark Radmacher and Evan Connell.
Kyle Watson gets the win on the mound for St. Olaf, coming in for relief of starter Anders Dzurak. Watson entered the game right before Hamline's Harley Thompson put the Pipers back on top with an RBI single in the seventh with one out remaining.
A Connell sacrifice fly in the third increased the Pipers' lead to four; Connell went 2-for-2 with three RBIs.
Jack Schechinger went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Oles.
Game Two: Hamline 8, St. Olaf 1
Holding onto a 3-1 lead entering the fourth inning, Hamline opened things up with five runs over the next two innings to clinch game two and the split.
St. Olaf only mustered two hits during a strong outing for Hamline pitcher Matt Eickman, who went the distance walking three and striking out two.
Hamline had hitting throughout its lineup, with seven different Pipers reaching base. Joe Rubbelke went 3-for-3 with two RBIs.
Schechinger got the Oles on the board with an RBI double in the first inning.
The Oles (16-13, 5-7 MIAC), open up their season-ending homestand on Tuesday when Concordia College-Moorhead comes to Northfield for a pair. First pitch is at 2:30 p.m.