Sports by the numbers – May 2

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: James Davis (Dallas, Texas)  led the way for the Cardinal track and field teams at the Saint Mary’s Open last Saturday, winning the 200 with a time of 22.16.

2: Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) hit a pair of home runs in the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of Carleton last Tuesday. Kinne launched a solo home run in Saint Mary’s 3-0 win in the opener, before belting another solo shot—this one to the exact same spot in right field as the first—in the nightcap.

2: Stanzy Snyder (Johnston, Iowa) picked up two hits in both of the Saint Mary’s fastpitch softball team’s wins over Concordia last Saturday. The Cardinal sophomore has now recorded two hits in each of the Cardinals’ last seven games.

2, 5: Steph Scatassa (Westchester, Ill.) tossed a five-hit, complete-game shutout in the Cardinal baseball team’s 2-0 win over Carleton in the opening game of their MIAC doubleheader last Tuesday. It was Scatassa’s second career shutout and fifth collegiate complete game.

3: Willie Doll (Amherst, Wis.) earned three player of the week honors last week, as the Cardinal baseball senior was named MIAC Athlete of the Week and NCWBA Hitter of the Week, as well as being selected to the Team of the Week.

3: Brittney Birkhauser (Wisconsin Rapids, Wis.) belted three home runs in the Cardinal fastpitch softball team’s sweep of Concordia last Saturday. Birkhauser recorded her first collegiate two-home run game in the opener—becoming the first Cardinal to hit two HRs in the same game since Alex Raske accomplished the feat against Saint Benedict on April 14, 2013—before adding home run No. 3 in the nightcap.

5: Steph Scatassa (Westchester, Ill.) and Nathan Mathwig (Woodbury, Minn.) each picked up their team-leading fifth pitching wins of the season in the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of Carleton last Tuesday. Scatassa tossed a complete-game, five-hit shutout in the Cardinals’ 2-0 Game 1 win over Carleton, while Mathwig allowed one run in 1.1 innings of relief in the 13-9 Game 2 win.

5-7 x 2: For the second doubleheader in a row, Willie Doll (Amherst, Wis.) went 5-for-7 in the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of Carleton last Tuesday. Doll has now gone 25-for-37 (.675) in his last 11 games.

6: The Saint Mary’s baseball team boasted six players with two or more hits in its 13-9 Game 2 win over Carleton last Tuesday. Willie Doll (Amherst, Wis.) led the way with three hits, while Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.), Ben Buerkle (Roseville, Minn.), Cale Pieczynski (Plover, Wis.), Jacob Frost (Moline, Ill.), and Joe Seegers (Oconomowoc, Wis.) all had two hits.

7: The Cardinal fastpitch softball team’s 3-0 win over Concordia in Game 1 last Saturday was their seventh shutout win of the season.

7: Bob Kinne (St. Paul, Minn.) and Ben Buerkle (Roseville, Minn.) combined to drive in seven runs in the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of Carleton last Tuesday. Kinne finished with four RBIs, while Buerkle chipped in three.

10: The Saint Mary’s track and field teams boasted 10 top-10 finishes at the Saint Mary’s Open last Saturday—including five showings in the top 5. James Davis (Dallas, Texas) led the way, winning the 200 (22.16), while Bryan Ortman(Chicago, Ill.) chipped in a third in the long jump (6.52 meters), Morris Dennis (Elk River, Minn.) added a fourth in the 200 (22.86), and Maria Missurelli (Franklin, Wis.) tallied a fifth in the pole vault (3.50 meters).

20: With their 10-3 Game 2 win over Concordia last Saturday, the Saint Mary’s fastpitch softball team locked up its 20th win of the season— it’s the most victories since the Cardinals went 23-18 during the 2011 season, and the third time in the last four years they have won at least 18 games.

35: Ben Buerkle (Roseville, Minn.) reached base safely in both games of the Cardinal baseball team’s sweep of Carleton last Tuesday, and has now been on base at least once in all 35 games this season. Buerkle has been held off the base paths just twice in 110 career contests.

53 = 1: With his complete-game, 3-0 shutout in Game 1 against Concordia last Saturday, Ashley Betzold (Farmington, Minn.) became the Saint Mary’s fastpitch softball team’s all-time career leader in complete game with 53. The junior added No. 54 in Game 2 vs. the Cobbers.


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