Cougars drop non-conference doubleheader
The University of Minnesota, Morris baseball team saw leads in each game slip away, suffering a doubleheader sweep at the hands of Gustavus Adolphus Monday, falling 10-5 and 7-2.
The Cougars jumped out to a 3-0 lead after the first in game one, and led 1-0 after two in the second.
Dustin Sauter had the first RBI in the first game, and Chris Thompson drove home two later in the inning.
In the second game, it was Sauter who came around to score, again giving the Cougars the early lead.
Morris saw the leads erased by big innings from Gustavus with the Gusties scoring five in the fifth in game one, and going out in charge with a three-run fifth in game two.
In the first game, the Cougars had the makings of mounting a comeback, scoring and loading the bases with no outs. They could only get one more though, as the Gusties closed out the 10-5 win.
William Paine started and threw 4.0 innings in the first game, allowing just three hits, but taking credit for all three runs. He walked five, but took a no decision, leaving after the fourth with the game tied.
Kyle Glaser then entered in relief and gave up seven runs over the final 2.0 innings, to suffer his first loss.
In game two, Todd Woefel started and pitched 5.0 innings, but gave up five runs in suffering his third loss of the year.
Sauter led the offense with a 4-for-6 day, scoring three times. Eric Terres went 3-for-6, scoring twice, while also finishing 2-for-2 stealing bases.
The Cougars will now close out the regular season this weekend at Bethany Lutheran. With a few wins and some help, Morris will find itself in the UMAC Tournament, which begins May 10 in Duluth