Two big innings propel Ole baseball split
May 7, 2013
NORTHFIELD, Minn. - Innings in which St. Olaf scored six and eight runs respectively allowed the Oles to win game two and earn a split in their MIAC baseball doubleheader with Concordia-Moorhead on Tuesday afternoon.
Game One: Concordia-Moorhead 8, St. Olaf 6
Despite forcing Concordia starting pitcher Nate Wendorf out of the game after only two and two-thirds innings, St. Olaf still came up short of a win in game one.
After scoring four runs in the third inning fueled by a Jake Schmiesing triple, the Oles looked to be in control with a 4-0 lead.
But the Cobbers fought back and scored three runs in the fourth and added three more in the seventh to earn an 8-6 victory.
Nick Kulla, Sam Maus and David Salzwedel each had two hits for the Oles.
Game Two: St. Olaf 14, Concordia-Moorhead 2
After being held scoreless in the first three innings, St. Olaf roared to life in the bottom of the fourth with six runs and added an additional eight in the sixth to secure a game two win and a split in the doubleheader.
With two runners on and only one out, Kulla ripped a sharp single past the Cobbers diving second basemen to bring in a run. Then, after an Adam Johnson single to load the bases, Nick Denn blasted a double to deep center that scored Kulla and Sam Maus. Schmiesing, Johnson, Denn and Brady Sand also scored for the Oles in the inning which brought the lead to 6-1.
The Oles also scored eight runs in the sixth after Concordia reliever Eric Carlsen began the inning with three straight walks before being removed.
Tim Maus earned the win for St. Olaf. The righty scattered eight hits during his six and one-third innings of work and struck out three. The win was his third of the season.
The Oles resume their schedule Wednesday with their second home doubleheader in as many days when Macalester College comes to town. Game one will begin at 2:30 p.m.