Lefty's shutout give Baseball win in opener

Lefty's shutout give Baseball win in opener

Sophomore transfer Henry DeCoster threw a five-hit shutout as Tommie Baseball made one run stand up in a 1-0 victory over Wartburg late Saturday night at U.S. Bank Stadium.

The Knights (6-6) outhit the Tommies 13-4 in game two and won 6-2 to post a split in the contest that ended at 3:20 a.m. on Sunday.

The Toms (2-3) left seven on base in the opener, five in scoring position, but got a two-out RBI single by freshman Sam Schneider in the top of the sixth inning. That scored Sam Cobbs, who singled and took second on Hunter Hart's single.

DeCoster hit one batter and allowed no walks with eight strikeouts. Two of the five hits allowed were infield singles. In his first start Feb. 28, he worked five innings and allowed three runs, four hits and two walks with five strikeouts against UW-Srevens Point. That game will be completed later this month in Florida with DeCoster the pitcher of record and UST leading 7-3 with one inning to play.

The Knights didn't get a runner past second in the seven-inning opener. But the Iowa college broke open a tight game in the nightcap with three runs in the sixth inning for a 6-1 lead.

UST starter Mitch Larson worked 3 1-3 innings and allowed one earned run.

Schneider had an RBI double in the seventh inning to score Cobbs, who had a leadoff double.  

St. Thomas is scheduled to play seven games and complete the Stevens Point suspended game on a Florida trip that begins March 18.