Senior Drew Molin and sophomore Shaun Falbo combined on a five-hit shutout as Tommie Baseball recorded a 1-0 win over St. Olaf in game one of Saturday's MIAC doubleheader in Moorhead, Minn. Zach Gottfredsen doubled in the bottom of the first inning, was bunted to third and scored what proved to be the game's only run on Sam Cobbs' sacrifice fly.
UST completed a sweep with a 9-4 win in the seven-inning nightcap with the Oles. Grant Gunderson allowed four runs in 5 1-3 innings and took pitching win for the Toms. Josh Thorp slapped a two-run double in the bottom of the first, and Gottfredsen added a two-run single in the second inning.
The Tommies (9-9 overall, 4-2 MIAC) play two games Sunday morning in Moorhead against Augsburg to close the weekend trip.
Both Molin (three starts, 15.2 innings) and Falbo (six relief appearances, 8.2 innings) have 0.00 ERAs, as they have allowed no runs this season. Falbo has not allowed a baserunner.
Junior Melissa Barry went 6-for-10 with five RBI and three stolen bases to lead No. 8-ranked St. Thomas Softball to Saturday's 9-4, 17-7 road MIAC sweep of Macalester. UST rallied from a 5-2 deficit after three innings in game two.
The first-place Tommies (25-5 overall, 15-1 MIAC) have won 21 of their last 22 games.
Jenna Bromen had four hits on the day while Elise Barnes, Dana Connelly and Chase Shortly each had three hits.
The Toms are home Sunday at South Field for a 1 p.m. twinbill against Concordia-Moorhead.
The St. Thomas women play today and Sunday in Iowa at the Wartburg Spring Invite. Emily Thul's even-par 72 led the Toms to a 324 score on Saturday's first round, and they sit just three strokes out of the lead in fifth place with 18 holes to go. Morgan McCorkle shot 77 and is tied for fifth place. Kate Drimel shot 86.
The Tommie men play today and Sunday at St. John's Klinkner tourney in Sauk Centre.
Track and Field
St. Thomas has women's and men's athletes competing Saturday in Moorhead and in Los Angeles.
At the Long Beach State Beach Invite:
- Connor O'Neill cleared 15-7 in the pole vault.
- Eric Holst (184-11) and Austin Jochum (174-0) had good showings in the hammer throw.
- The men's 4x100 team clocked 42.79 with Conor White, Nick Spann, Chris Mueller and James Skidmore.
- Ali Glassbrenner ran 4:39 and Jenny Walz clocked 4:43 in the 1,500.
- In the 100 hurdles, Laura Eischens (15.94) and Brielle Bierman (16.10) competed.
- Austin Coates clocked 16.09 in the 110 hurdles and 57.82 in the 400 hurdles.
- Katie Murray clocked 12.67 in the 100 dash and 26.06 in the 200 dash.
- Mallory Adamson clocked 66.88 in the 400 hurdles.
- Grace Bordson cleared 5-3 in the high jump.
- Nick Spann jumped 21-3 1-2 in the long jump.
In Moorhead, several male and female athletes competed. Among the highlights:
- Jonah Shoenfelder won the 400 hurdles in 57.42.
- Duncan Dahl took second in the 110 hurdles in 16.23.
- Jake Kelly took first in the triple jump in 42-4 1-4, second in the high jump at 6-2 3-4, and second in the long jump at 19-11 1-2.
- Gage O'Brien was third in the shot put in 47-9 3-4 and fifth in the discus at 137-2.
- Matilda McFerson and Mariah Terhaar each cleared 5-1 in the high jump. McFerson was fifth in the 400 dash in 61.55.
- Katie Breuckman was seventh in the steeplechase in 12:38.35.