College baseball: UMD sweeps Crookston
Sophomore Bo Hellquist tossed a six-hit shutout to start Minnesota Duluth on its way to a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference doubleheader sweep at Minnesota-Crookston on Saturday.
With victories of 5-0 and 21-11, UMD (16-23 overall, 12-17 NSIC) has two more wins than it did a year ago and can match its NSIC win total from 2013 by sweeping the Golden Eagles (1-45, 0-34) in a season-ending doubleheader today. The Bulldogs failed to qualify for the NSIC postseason tournament.
Hellquist struck out four and walked a pair to move to 4-4 on the season. Junior catcher Beau Goff was 3-for-4, including two doubles, with a pair of RBIs.
The Bulldogs committed four errors in the second game and allowed five unearned runs. Sophomore first baseman Alex Wojciechowski was 3-for-6 with five RBIs on a double and a home run. A total of 14 Bulldogs, including senior pitcher Chris Couillard, had hits and seven drove in runs.
Saints sweep Cougars
St. Scholastica took both ends of a doubleheader from host Minnesota-Morris, winning 10-0 and 12-4 in an Upper Midwest Athletic Conference matchup Saturday.
Tyler Duex led the Saints (24-10 overall, 16-1 UMAC) with a home run and three RBIs in the first game, while Floodwood product Trevor Bernsdorf was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Andy Davis recorded the complete-game win, allowing three hits and striking out six.
In the nightcap, Duluth East graduate Parker Olson was 4-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs, and Shayne Ciernia added a triple and two RBIs as the Saints jumped to a 12-0 lead. Pitcher Sam Sorenson threw six innings and allowed five hits and four runs while striking out seven.
Morris fell to 13-17 and 8-9.
Whitewater tops Superior in pair
Wisconsin-Whitewater smashed 31 hits in a 15-5 and 11-9 Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader sweep over visiting Wisconsin-
Superior on Saturday.
Mikole Pierce and Michael Gonzalez hit home runs to lead the conference-leading Warhawks in the opener. Wyatt Soderquist, Tony Remund and Suguru Homma had two hits apiece to lead the Yellowjackets.
Dylan Friend and Adam Gregory had three hits apiece to lead Whitewater (29-6 overall, 17-4 WIAC) in the second game. Soderquist had four hits, Tom Fairbanks had three hits and Alex Quinones had a triple and three RBIs to lead UWS (17-16, 8-12), which has lost seven of its past eight.
The same teams rematch at noon today in Whitewater to close the regular season.