May 14: St. Thomas 2, Augsburg 3

Shortage of timely hitting costs Toms in MIAC playoff game one

St. Thomas dropped a 3-2 decision to Augsburg in Friday's first-round MIAC baseball playoff game in  Dundas.

UST was 9-1 all-time in MIAC first-round games before Friday.

Tommie starter Kris Edwards allowed three runs in eight-plus innings and lost his third one-run game of the season.

Augsburg (20-20) jumped to a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning and the Tommies tied it up in the bottom of the inning on a Roy Larson hom erun. UST took a 2-1 lead in the fifth when Tayler Rahm’s two-out single to deep short scored John Bauer from third.

The Auggies tied the game in the sixth and won on Adam Seaman’s eighth-inning homer to deep center. The Auggies scored their first two runs on separate two-out hits.

UST had only seven hits, and just one in the last four innings. The Toms missed a prime chance to tie the game in the eighth inning. Matt McQuillan singled and stole second, then took third on a ground out. But a strikeout and ground out stranded McQuillan.

Each team turned three double plays.

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