Joey Stock drilled a three-run homer in the opener and a solo shot in game two to lead St. John's to a 5-4, 1-0 MIAC baseball sweep of St. Thomas Tuesday at Koch Diamond.
St. Thomas (16-10 overall, 8-5 MIAC) outhit St. John's in each game -- 10-5 and 6-4 -- but dropped out of the conference lead with seven games to play. The Toms have six losses by one-run or in extra innings.
Gustavus swept Hamline on Tuesday and moved into first place at 9-4. The Johnnies (11-5), St. Mary's (10-6), St. Thomas, St. Olaf (8-6), Bethel (7-7) and Macalester (7-7) are among the top seven with under two weeks to go in the 20-game conference race.
St. Thomas travels to Gustavus on Wednesday to resume a suspended game tied 5-5 after 10 innings.
Andrew Tri allowed one run in eight innings in game two but took the loss. Graham Laubscher allowed an RBI triple and three-run homer. He blanked the Johnnies over the final four innings but the Toms' comeback fell short.