KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Augie Extends Win Streak To 15



Bookmark and Share

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Michael Willman Jr. threw a no-hitter in Augustana’s 7-1 win over Morningside College (22-25) in game two of a doubleheader on Sunday. Willman finished the game with a career-high 11 strikeouts while allowing one unearned run.

Augustana won the opener 10-2 and after the sweep improves to 31-15 on the season, marking the fourth straight year with 30-plus wins in a season.

The last time Augustana threw a no-hitter was on March 17, 2006, when six Viking pitchers combined to hold Minnesota Crookston hitless in an 18-0 win.

Game one
Augustana scored seven runs in the first inning on its way to a 10-2 victory in the first game of today’s doubleheader. Tony Viger led the Vikings at the plate going 3-for-4 while scoring three runs. Jake Petersen finished the day going 2-for-4 with a triple that drove in three runs in his second at bat in the top of the first inning.

Petersen started off the first inning with a bunt single and came around to score when Marcus O’Neill singled to right field. On the play, the right fielder misplayed the ball allowing Petersen to score from first and O’Neill to reach third on the error.

After O’Neill scored on a passed ball, Viger and Alex Fink delivered back-to-back-singles and after Kye Winter flew out, Nate Hewes loaded the bases after getting hit by a pitch. Jack Goihl was also hit by a pitch to drive in the game’s third run.

Zach Dibble drove in the fourth run as he beat out an infield single and was followed by Petersen’s three-run triple that gave the Vikings a seven-run cushion.

Morningside answered right back in the top of the second inning pushing two unearned runs across to make the score 7-2.

Augustana tacked on a run in the third, fourth and sixth inning to bring the final score to 10-2. In the third, Brian Duxbury drove in a run with an RBI single while Kye Winter did the same in the fourth. Augustana added an unearned run in the sixth inning for its 10th run of the game.

Tyson Gau made his second appearance of the season and picked up his second win. Gau threw four innings allowing two unearned runs while striking out seven batters. Matt Musser and Chad Becker combined to throw two scoreless innings for the Vikings.

Game two
Morningside grabbed the lead in the top of the first inning of game two, scoring an unearned run. The Vikings answered by scoring three in the bottom of the first inning. O’Neill scored the inning’s first run on a passed ball before the Vikings plated two more on an odd play.

With Viger on second base and Fink at the plate, Fink singled to right field, scoring Viger on the play, but the right fielder mishandled the ball allowing Fink to score all the way from first base, giving the Vikings a 3-0 lead.

Hewes followed Fink with a single but Morningside would get out of the inning without further damage as David Borchardt grounded into a double play.

Fink finished the game 1-for-1 with an RBI and two runs scored, but he improved his season batting average to .473.

Winter delivered a 3-for-3 performance in the nightcap for Augustana, picking up three singles and a run scored.

The early lead helped Willman get into a groove on the hill as the sophomore kept the Mustang bats silent on the day. Willman struck out two batters in five of the seven innings as he delivered Augustana’s first no-hitter in seven years.

Augustana pushed its lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI single by Winter before the Vikings tacked on three more in the sixth, sparked by a towering leadoff home run by Borchardt. The Vikings pushed two more runs in on sacrifice flies by Dibble and Petersen.

Augustana will now carry its school record 15-game winning streak into a big doubleheader with St. Cloud State on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in St. Cloud, Minn.

 

-Courtesy Augustana Athletics

< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Vikings Sign Rudolph To Extension  story with video

Mankato, MN (July 27, 2014) – The Minnesota Vikings have announced ...

Birds Blow Chance For Sweep  story with video

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Despite building an 8-1 lead after three innings, the Sioux Falls Canaries ...

Madison Rolls Past Groton At Legion State B  story with video

TABOR, S. D.    --  Madison remained unbeaten in the ...

Champions Crowned At Asfora/Clayton Tournament  story with video  Jul. 27

Veteran Greenway Leader On Vikings Defense  story with video  Jul. 27

Canaries Make It Two In A Row Against X's  story with video  Jul. 26

State Swimming Splashes Down In Mitchell  story with video  Jul. 26

Philippova Advances To Asfora/Clayton Finals  story with video  Jul. 26

Media Favorite Starr Seeks Falcon Coaches Approval  story with video  Jul. 26

Vikings Build Cassel At Quarterback For Now  story with video  Jul. 26

KDLT Sports Stories
     

Yankton Trail Park Welcomes First Peach Fest

Despite concern over the recent peach recalls for ...

MN Looks For Medical Marijuana Manufacturers

After a long push to legalize medical marijuana, Minnesota's ...

SD Man Gets Probation For Shooting Cow

A 52-year-old Pine Ridge man has been fined $2,200 and ...

Possible City Flag Coming To Sioux Falls  Jul. 26

Corsica Deals With Storm Aftermath  story with video  Jul. 27

Armed Robbery Leaves Employee Injured   Jul. 27

Mettle Run Fundraiser For Austin  Jul. 26

SF Boy Helps Reunite Troops, Dogs  story with video  Jul. 27

KDLT News Archive
     
Back To Top