MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. – (RV) Midland University swept NCAA Division III opponent, St. Olaf College, on Thursday night. The Warriors received strong pitching performances in both games of the doubleheader and Alex Bee provided a walk-off double in the opener.
Midland won both games by counts of 1-0 playing at US Bank Stadium which is home to the Minnesota Vikings and Golden Gophers.
Torrey Escamilla (6-0) turned in a complete game shutout performance in the opener for MU. The Fremont native scattered just four hits while striking out five over 7.0 IP.
Shea Bennett received a no decision in the start of Game 2. He scattered three hits over 5.2 scoreless innings. Conlon McKenzie (1-0) earned the win with 1.1 IP of hitless work while striking out three.
The Warriors again scratched the plate for their lone run in their final at-bats. Anthony Virgen scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh after a fly out by Tanner Bos which resulted in a St. Olaf throwing error on the relay.
Midland improves to 17-5 with the sweep and St. Olaf falls to 2-2.
The Warriors return to action in Minneapolis on Saturday morning with a twinbill against (RV) Davenport University. First pitch is scheduled for 5:45 a.m.