Sports by the numbers – April 18

By Donny Nadeau,

Sports Information Director


WINONA, Minn. — It’s Monday morning, and time to take one final look back at the highlights of the week that was—by the numbers.

1: The Saint Mary’s fastpitch softball team picked up its first doubleheader sweep of the season last Sunday, beating Macalester 8-5 and 1-0.

1: Maria Missurelli (Franklin, Wis.) led the way for the Cardinal track and field team at the Gustavus Lee Krough Invitational last Saturday, clearing 3.39 meters in the pole vault to win the event.

1 + 3 = W: Willie Doll (Amherst, Wis.) delivered a three-run home run—his second of the season—in the top of the ninth inning, lifting the Cardinal baseball team to a come-from-behind, 7-5 win over St. Olaf in Game 2 last Saturday.

2: After not playing an extra-inning game all season, the Cardinal baseball team went into extras twice last week—falling to Hamline 7-6 in 10 innings in Game 2 of their MIAC doubleheader last Tuesday, before battling UW-Oshkosh to a 10-inning, 11-11 draw three days later.

2: Megan Vandenberg (De Pere, Wis.) won all three of her singles matches for the Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team last week, giving the Cardinal junior a team-high 17 singles wins this season—a single-season mark that ranks second in program history. With her three victories last week, Vandenberg also jumped to No. 2 all-time in career singles wins with 42.

2 x 2: Stanzy Snyder (Johnston, Iowa) picked up a pair of hits in both games of the Cardinal fastpitch softball team’s 8-5, 1-0 sweep of Macalester last Sunday. Snyder is now second on the team with 10 multiple-hit games.

2 x 4: The Saint Mary’s track and field teams boasted four second-place finishes at the Gustavus Lee Krough Invitational last Saturday—Becca Dup (Alberg Lea, Minn.) placed second in the long jump with a 5.25-meter effort, while MorrisDennis (Elk River, Minn.) placed second in the 200 with a time of 22.46, Austin O’Hare (Rushford, Minn.) finished second in the 3,000 steeplechase (10:00.59), and Jacob HagenErickson (Austin, Minn.) uncorked a leap of 6.48 meters to lead a 2-3 finish in the long jump.

3: Allie Borawski (Stickney, Ill.) equaled her single-season career high, going 3-for-4 in the Cardinal fastpitch softball team’s 8-5 Game 1 win over Macalester Sunday.

4: Brittney Birkhauser (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) was one of four Cardinal fastpitch softball players with two or more hits in Saint Mary’s 4-2, Game 2 win over St. Olaf last Thursday, collecting a team-high three hits in four at-bats.

4: The Saint Mary’s women’s tennis team boasted four players who were a perfect 3-0 in singles play last week—Julia Boeve (St. James, Minn.), Laura Sonday (West St. Paul, Minn.), Megan Vandenberg (De Pere, Wis.), and Haley Jorgensen (Fallon, Nev.). Boeve and Vandenberg also teams to win all three of their doubles matches last week.

5: Cale Pieczynski (Plover, Wis.) went 5-for-6 in the Cardinal baseball team’s 8-7, 10-inning loss to Hamline last Tuesday. It was the first five-hit game of his collegiate career.

5, 4: Nathan Mathwig (Woodbury, Minn.) collected his team-leading fifth save for the Saint Mary’s baseball team in its 5-4, Game 1 win over Hamline last Tuesday. The Cardinal sophomore then picked up his team-leading fourth win of the season, throwing three innings of shutout, two-hit relief in Saint Mary’s 7-5 Game 2 win over St. Olaf last Saturday.

5: Ashley Betzold (Farmington, Minn.) threw five complete games for the Cardinal fastpitch softball team last week, moving the junior pitcher into the second spot all-time in complete games with 49. She is just three behind Jenny’s Schipp’s school record 52 complete games.

5: Down 4-0 after the three doubles matches and the No. 5 singles match, the Cardinal men’s tennis team rallied for five straight victories—including three, three-setters—to rally for a 5-4 Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference victory over Hamline last Saturday.

12: Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) picked up three hits in the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of St. Olaf last Saturday, giving the junior 12 hits in 21 at-bats (.571) in Saint Mary’s five games last week.

52: Collin Kaczorowski (Suamico, Wis.) closed out the 2016 Cardinal men’s tennis season with seven singles wins, giving the senior 52 for his collegiate career—ranking him No. 2 all-time.

72: Brett Jackson (Edmonton, Alberta) carded an even-par 72 to pace the Cardinal men’s golf team during the first round of the Winona State Triangular last Sunday at The Bridges. Jackson’s 72 marked the second time Jackson has posted an even-par round, adding an even-par 71 at the Carthage Tim Kopeka Invitational on Sept. 12.

84: Madison Gately (Glenview, Ill.) posted the Cardinal women’s team’s low round at the Wartburg Spring Invitational last weekend, shooting a career-low 84 to help the Cardinals to an eighth-place team finish.


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