St. Cloud State (23-1) won the first game and dropped the second game of a doubleheader versus Upper Iowa (10-11) Saturday afternoon. This latest game for the Huskies officially end the perfect season they were having up until today.
St. Cloud State came out firing on all cylinders during their 19-0 win in game one of two. The Huskies rallied for 21 total hits in game one, nine of them being home runs in an outpouring of scoring throughout the game.
Huskies pitcher Kevin Bolder received the win game one to improve his record to 4-0 on the year. Bolder gave up three hits and threw six strikeouts in five innings pitched. Upper Iowa pitcher Zach Carstens continues to look for his first win of the season after giving up eight earned runs on nine hits.
St. Cloud State first-baseman Zach Hoffmann was one of the spark plugs for the Huskies offense, getting three hits on four attempts from the plate and batting in two runs. Huskies right fielder Karl Sorensen also wreaked havoc against Upper Iowa getting three hits on five attempts and had four runs batted in. St. Cloud State pinch-hitter/second-baseman Alex Naasz hit two home runs in his two at-bats during the game to add-on to an already impressive outing.
Upper Iowa pitcher Tyus Adkins improves his pitching record to 3-2 on the year handing the Huskies their first loss of the season. Adkins pitched all complete game and gave up seven hits that resulted into the only run that St. Cloud State scored. St. Cloud State pitcher Cal Giese ended up with the loss in game two which makes his pitching record 2-1 for the year. In the five innings Giese pitched he gave up three runs and seven hits along with earning five strikeouts to end his outing.
Huskies catcher Zach Metzger attempted to keep the momentum going from game one into game two for the Huskies offense by getting two hits on four attempts. Designated-hitter for St. Cloud State Gregory Reese also made some noise for the Huskies by knocking in the only run the Huskies earned all game on a double which turned out to be the only hit that resulted in a scored run or that earned the hitter extra bases.
St. Cloud State will host Upper Iowa again in another doubleheader at Joe Faber Field Sunday afternoon starting at 12:00 P.M.