Every fall, high school students around the country compile lists of colleges they wish to consider. Impressively, St. Olaf ranks highly on the lists of over 3,000 yearly applicants. When St. Olaf becomes a top choice for a prospective student, often their final decision revolves around one of two things: music or sports.
One of the most enjoyable things about the game of baseball is that it lends itself to prognostication extremely well. Each new season brings with it a flurry of predictions found in every sports page, magazine, radio show and weblog around the country. As a self-professed baseball junkie, I am always asked, Whos your pick for the World Series this year? I usually put off answering such questions, knowing that any predictions I give will almost assuredly look like pure folly six months from when theyre made.
The St. Olaf fastpitch team started off with a string of losses, countered with a string of wins and has now found themselves sitting on a teeter-totter. In the past 12 games, the Oles are an even .500, going 6-6. After a pair of losses to Gustavus, the Oles have split with their last two competitors, Iowa Conference foe Luther College and St. Bens.
Coming off an offensively challenged effort against Augsburg last weekend, in which the Oles scored just two runs in their doubleheader split with the Auggies, St. Olaf head baseball coach Matt McDonald was looking for a little something more from his hitters during Saturdays twin bill with Macalester.
Coming back from a difficult loss to St. Kates April 4, the St. Olaf womens tennis team thoroughly defeated Bethel 8-1 Saturday afternoon in Arden Hills, Minn. The victory marks the womens fifth win in their last six competitions.
The St. Olaf mens tennis team traveled to Bethel Saturday, defeating the Royals 6-3 in St. Paul. With the victory, the men leveled their conference record at 3-3, earning sixth place in the MIAC standings just behind crosstown rival Carleton.