Baseball splits with Eagles on road

Baseball splits with Eagles on road

St. Thomas Baseball split a non-conference doubleheader Thursday at UW-La Crosse.

The Tommies (16-11) rallied from an early 3-0 deficit to win 9-4 in the nightcap, aided by three solo home runs in a 13-hit attack. The Eagles (13-12) won 5-2 in the opener, as ace Caleb Boushley won his 20th career game (20-4).

UST sophomore Henry DeCaster started the second game and allowed two earned runs in eight innings. He struck out seven and moved to 6-0 on the season, despite allowing 10 hits and three walks. The game was tied 4-4 but the Toms broke through for four runs in the seventh inning.

Jake Smith, Sam Cobbs and Charlie Callahan each hit solo home runs to lead a 13-hit game-two attack. Smith also had a double and drove in three runs.

Sam Schneider had two hits in each game. Chad Clute. Josh Thorp and Callahan joined Smith with two hits in the nightcap. Cobbs ran his hitting streak to 12 games and has hit safely in 25 of 27 games this season.

Ryan Zimmerman allowed three earned runs in seven innings in game one with five strikeouts. He allowed three hits and three walks but was hurt by a two-run homer.

The Tommies got no help in the MIAC race on Thursday as Bethel and St. John's swept close games. Bethel (12-2), St. Thomas (10-2) and St. John's (9-3) lead the race. The Toms play two Saturday at Carleton.