St. Olaf erupted for eight runs in the final three innings of a 12-1 non-conference victory over Carthage on Saturday in Tucson, Ariz.
After the Red Men trimmed the lead to 4-1 on Cody Phelps’ sacrifice fly in the bottom of the third inning, the Oles responded with a run in the fifth, five in the sixth and another in the seventh.
Carthage put a runner on base in the bottom of the seventh, but Colton Klein hit into a double play to end the inning and the game was called due to the 10-run rule.
Jacob Delabio (0-2) allowed six runs, including three earned, over five innings and took the loss. St. Olaf scored three runs in the first off the former Tremper standout and padded its advantage to 4-0 in the second.
Sam Westermeyer (1-0) went the distance for St. Olaf, limiting the Red Men to six hits. Dylan Blake went 4-for-5 with two RBI to spark the Oles’ offense.
Despite doubling twice, the red-hot Klein’s batting average actually fell from .563 to .556.
Carthage will continue its Tucson trip with a doubleheader today against Bethany Lutheran College.
Carthage 12, Birmingham-South. 11
The Red Men concluded their Alabama trip with a non-conference victory over the Panthers in Birmingham.
Carthage broke a 9-9 tie with three unanswered goals in the fourth quarter and held on for the win. After Andy Szun’s goal put the Red Men up for good with 14 minutes, 17 seconds left, Carthage padded its lead to 12-9 with goals by Emmett Sullivan and Brody Ilstrup.
The Redmen (6-1) scored the game’s first two goals and took a 7-3 lead into the second quarter. Birmingham-Southern (4-3) trimmed Carthage’s halftime advantage to 9-7 and evened the score in the third.
Noah Lindner and Szun led Carthage with hat tricks. Colin Poitras and Ethan Flight each added two goals.