No. 10-ranked St. Thomas Baseball split a Monday non-conference doubleheader at Central (Iowa), winning game one, 8-5, but falling 4-3 in the nightcap.
Sophomore Jake Smith ran his hitting streak to 17 games with a 5-for-6 day with a walk at the plate. Smith has reached base in 25 consecutive contests
Soph Zach Gottfredsen went 4-for-6 on the day with a walk. Dan Ziemann drove in three runs, and reliever Ian Schwickert got the win in game one with five strikeouts and two runs allowed over three innings,.
UST stranded seven runners in game two, including the tying and go-ahead runs in the lst at-bat.
The Tommies (22-6) resume conference play Tuesday with a doubleheader in Collegeville against second-place St. John's.