College baseball: CSS seeking playoff help after Hamline split – Reuters
ST. PAUL — St. Scholastica wrapped up its baseball regular season with a Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubles split in Hamline on Saturday, which means the Saints will have to watch the scoreboard and the weather to see if they can pull through. take last place in the league playoffs. weekend.
The Pipers shut out the Saints 9-0 in Game 1 of seven innings, but the CSS won Game 2 by a score of 3-1. That leaves CSS at 15-17, 10-10 in MIAC play. That puts them mathematically tied with Concordia (9-9) in the MIAC standings, but the Cobbers (who lost twice at Bethel on Saturday) need to make up two games with Gustavus Adolphus on Sunday. The Cobbers would pass the Saints with two wins, but due to forecast bad weather, it’s unclear if or when that doubleheader would be played. The Cobbers and Saints split in the regular season, and the second tiebreaker is a record compared to other tournament playoffs: CSS is 3-3 and Concordia is 0-4.
The Saints can also be caught from behind by St. Mary’s (8-10), who could catch both teams from behind with two wins at Carleton as long as Concordia doesn’t split up and cause a three-way tie, which CSS would win. in the second tiebreaker.
In Game 1, Zach Brandon held the Saints to three hits in seven innings. Grant Taival took the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) in five innings. He took out four.
In Game 2, Luke Schemenauer went 3-for-5 with an RBI, while Miles Liebren and Zach Harding each had two hits. Schemenauer singled in a run in the third, Mitchell Novak scored a run in the fourth and Jake Schelonka’s triple in the seventh made it 3-0.
TJ Martin allowed three hits in seven scoreless innings for the win and struck out seven.
The MIAC playoffs begin Thursday at CHS Field in St. Paul.