Bats go cold for Auggie baseball

Greg Miller, Staff Writer

The Augsburg baseball team has been struggling as of late, as they dropped four games in their last two double-headers to St. Olaf and Hamline. Game one of the St. Olaf double ended in a heartbreaking 9–8 loss, followed by a 9–0 loss in the second game. Game one against Hamline saw a pitcher’s duel as the Auggies lost in extra innings 1–0 and then fell in game two 6–1.

The Auggies entered the St. Olaf series with a record of 5–10 (1–1 MIAC) after splitting a double-header against Concordia Moorhead. Game one saw St. Olaf jump to a 3–0 lead in the first two innings before the Auggies scored four in the third to take the lead. St. Olaf would score in the fourth and sixth innings to make it 6–4 going into the seventh inning.

The Auggies were able to put up four in the top of the seventh to take an 8–6 lead, but the Oles walked off with a two out, three run homerun, as the Auggies fell in game one 9–8. In game two, the Auggies couldn’t put any offense together to match the Oles as they lost by a score of 9–0.

Game one of the Hamline series saw 12 scoreless innings before Hamline scored a run in the top of the 13th inning. Augsburg was unable to put up a run in the game, only getting four hits. Senior pitcher Jamie Kaye had a magnificent outing going all 13 innings striking out a career high 13 batters. In game two, the Auggies allowed five runs in the first and were never able to make it up, losing 6–1.

The Auggies are looking to gain some momentum heading into the final month of the season as they play doubleheaders against Carleton and UW-Superior this weekend.

This article was originally published in the April 12, 2019 issue.