04/02/2012 – The Saints and Cardinals split a weekend series contested at Kimble Field in Wyoming. Aquinas is now 5-7 in the WHAC and sports an overall record of 13-16, while Concordia's record sits at 14-19 on the year and matches the Saints 5-7 mark in the league.
Saints ace, Vince Misiewicz, opened the four game set with a strong performance. Misiewicz recorded the complete game as he went nine strong giving up two runs on six hits. The sophomore from Anchor Bay also recorded seven strikeouts in the 5-2 victory. The top third of the batting lineup provided most of the offensive punch as Taylor Pawlanta, Michael Penny, and Nick Kissane collected five hits and scored three runs. The big blow coming in the fifth on a two run single by Kissane. The Cardinals evened the series in the night cap with a walk off single by Kindred in the bottom of the seventh. Kevin Schafer was credited with the loss as he allowed three earned runs on seven hits in his six and two thirds innings of work. Concordia's Holloway notched the victory as he allowed one earned run and scattered six hits. Once again the top of the order for the Saints paid dividends as Michael Penny and Nick Kissane both recorded RBI's.
The second set of games begin with a pitching dual between Aquinas' Kaleb Ort and the Cardinals Jake Scheel. Ort suffered the tough luck loss as he allowed two earned runs and six hits. Kaleb also fanned nine batters in the 3-1 loss.
The Saints had their opportunities collecting nine hits, but stranded ten base runners. Michael Penny went 3-5 with two stolen bases, while Nick Kissane added a couple of base hits for the Saints. The Saints evened the series in the finale of the four game set. Jake Ritsema went the distance as he allowed two earned runs to notch the victory. The Saints broke the game opened in the fifth as they rallied and scored three runs to take the 5-3 lead. Ryan Grigonis, Nick Kissane, and Josh Drake all drove in runs for the Saints in the decisive inning.
The Saints will return to action on Wednesday as they travel to play Purdue North Central (14-17).