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Week in sports – April 17

Hamline junior Ben Resnick, the Piper’s left-handed pitcher, winds up a pitch.

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Hamline junior Ben Resnick, the Piper’s left-handed pitcher, winds up a pitch.

Levi Jones, Sports Editor

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Baseball @ Concordia-Moorhead 6-5 W

Hamline broke a six-game losing streak against Augsburg just two days before they travelled out to Moorhead. The Pipers were hoping to climb back up to a winning record, and the first step would be a win against the Cobbers. The first of two games started with Concordia taking an early lead in the bottom of the first. Hamline junior Jake Dujmovic got the first run for Hamline in the top of the second, tying up the game. A stellar performance from junior Ben Resnick gave the Cobbers only two hits for the next five innings. At the top of the final inning, the game was locked in a stalemate, but Hamline was hungry for a win. The Pipers scored five points in a row before letting the Cobbers step up to bat. When the Cobbers got their chance they tried their hardest but fell one point short. Hamline won the first game of the night 6-5. The second game of the night Hamline climbed up 5-2 at the start of the seventh inning of the nine-inning game. Before the teams could close out their last couple innings the field was declared too dark to play. The game stopped and is to be resumed April 19 at CHS field. The team now has a record of 10-13 overall, and 3-4 in the MIAC. Their next game will be their first home game of the season against St. Mary’s on April 17.

 

Softball @ St.Olaf 2-3 L, 4-1 W

The Piper softball team found themselves in Northfield last Tuesday, April 9. In the first game against the Oles, Hamline established a fast lead. Early in the first inning, first-year Anna O’Connor ran home to put Hamline up 1-0. O’Connor was quickly followed by her teammate, Junior Kira Krueger, who ran home, putting Hamline up 2-0 before giving St.Olaf a chance to respond. It wasn’t until the bottom of the third when St.Olaf scored, bringing the tally to 2-1. Hamline was still on top. St.Olaf soon took the lead in the bottom of the fifth with two more points off of a home run. The first game ended 2-3 with a loss for Hamline, but for the second game, Hamline was ready. The early game calm erupted with a second-inning home run from senior Delaney Kohler. This was followed by scores from both Kohler and sophomore Riley Husom during the fourth inning. Hamline was ahead 3-0, but they weren’t done yet. In the fifth inning, O’Connor stole a base, and when St. Olaf missed a catch, she saw the opportunity and took it, rocketing into home plate for Hamline’s fourth and final point of the game. Before the end, St. Olaf did manage to score a point in the bottom of the seventh, yet it was not enough for a comeback. Hamline won 4-1. The Piper softball team is standing at a record of 13-14 in the season, with 6-5 in the MIAC. Their next game is April 17 against Gustavus Adolphus in St. Peter Minn.

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Hamline junior Ben Resnick, the Piper’s left-handed pitcher, winds up a pitch.

Men’s Tennis @ Carleton 0-9 L

Having come off of two lost games earlier in the month, the Pipers were hoping to take a win. With a record of 7-9, they would need three more wins out of the last four games to be able to have a .500 Pct. Their first of the final four was against Carleton, a nationally-ranked team. The singles competition was tough; junior Jake Trondson and first-year Elias Ramirez both won one set, forcing it to three sets. Unfortunately, Carleton managed to win both competitions. The doubles competition saw more of the same as Carleton took all three games. Hamline went home disappointed, having been swept for the second time in the season. The Pipers have three more games in the season. If they win all three they will end the year with an even 10-10 record. Two of the games will provide Hamline the opportunity to score their first win from within the MIAC.

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Hamline junior Jake Trondson volleys the ball in a tough match.

Lacrosse @ Wartburg 16-5 W

Hamline lacrosse faced off against Wartburg for their eleventh game of the season. The Pipers hoped to extend their perfect season by another game. Wartburg scored first, yet the game was quickly tied up, going back and forth for the first fifteen minutes. In the second half of the first period, Hamline stepped it up, scoring five points to Wartburg’s one. The period ended with Hamline up 8-4. The second period began with Hamline scoring three in a row before Wartburg scored. Hamline put the nail in the coffin with five more points. At the end of the game, Hamline won 16-5.  The only penalty of the game came one minute into the game against Hamline senior Alycia Monserrate Novotny. The next four games are at home for the lacrosse team. Only six games remain in the season.

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Week in sports – April 17