St. Scholastica baseball came half an inning away from Saturday’s Minnesota Inter-College Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep in St. Olaf, with Oules’ 13-12 walk-off in Game 2 in Northfield, Minnesota. They took the opener 6-3 before claiming victory. .
In the opener, Jake Sheronka got his first win of the season, allowing 3 runs (2 earned runs) on 7 hits to get his first win of the season (7 innings). Sheronka also had two hits and a walk in the batter’s box, scoring two runs. Mitchell Novak and Luke Schemenauer also made him two hits the game.
The Saints led Game 2, 8-1 after five innings, but had major problems in the bullpen and fell behind 9-12 after eight frames. Sheronka and Jack Harris hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the ninth to tie the game, but after a leadoff walk and sacrifice, St. Olaf’s Evan Hammons singled to win the game.
Sheronka went 4-6 with 3 RBIs and Novak went 4-6 with 1 RBI. Despite him having a 21-for-11 advantage in the hit column, the Four Saints each had three hits as the CSS lost.
Peyton Jeffries took a relief defeat of CSS (6-21, 4-10 MIAC). CSS will play a doubleheader at St. John’s on Tuesday.
Matejka shutout highlights CSS splits
St. Scholastica pitcher Ashley Matejka kicked off the MIAC softball doubleheader on Saturday, shutting out Gustavus Adolphus, but the Gusties recovered from a 3–0 loss to take Game 2 in Duluth to 9–1. We won by 3.
Mateika struck out four in his performance and allowed six hits without a walk.
Emma Bolin recorded two sets of doubles in a 3-for-3 performance, while Samantha Paniagua recorded an RBI single and a sacrifice fly.
In Game 2, Gusties led 3–0 after four innings and put it away with a six-run seventh, with CSS scoring all runs in his final at-bat.
CSS had six hits from six players. Savanna Romero lost in pitching.
The Saints (15-15, MIAC 5-9) will play a rescheduled doubleheader at Hamline in St. Paul on Sunday.
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