Box Score, Game 1: https://static.uwwsports.com/custompages/baseball/2021/bb16.htm
Box Score, Game 2: https://static.uwwsports.com/custompages/baseball/2021/bb17.htm
The No. 13 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team combined strong pitching and timely hitting Wednesday afternoon for a pair of wins at UW-Platteville in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader.
The Warhawks (15-2 overall, 9-1 WIAC) trailed for the first four innings of the opener before emerging with a 5-1 victory, and took an early lead in Game 2 on their way to a 7-0 triumph.
In the nightcap, left fielder Matt Korman batted in the first four runs of the game, knocking a two-run single to right center in the top of the second and a two-out, two-run double to left center in the top of the third.
Right fielder Jacob DeMeyer gave UW-W a five-run lead with a run-scoring double in the fourth, and centerfielder Zach Campbell drove home a pair with a two-out base hit in the fifth.
Matt O’Sullivan improved to 5-0 on the year after tossing eight innings, allowing three hits while striking out 14 hitters, the fifth-most in one game in program history. Kade Lancour sustained the shutout with a scoreless ninth.
Korman finished 3-for-4 with one run scored and four RBIs. Shortstop Nick Santoro registered two hits and two runs scored, and infielder Sam Vomhof reached base twice with two hits and one walk and scored two runs.
In Game 1, the Pioneers (8-10, 4-6) took the lead in the bottom of the first before the Warhawks plated two in the fifth and three in the sixth.
From there, starting pitcher Westin Muir and reliever Ben Muscatello held UW-Platteville at bay. Muir (4-0) allowed four hits and one walk while striking out nine over eight innings of work. Muscatello pitched around a one-out triple in the bottom of the ninth for a shutout inning to close out the contest.
Shortstop Nick Santoro and designated hitter Ben Wilkins each collected two hits, one run scored and one RBI. Catcher Ian Drays also finished with two hits.
Korman and DeMeyer each plated one run in the game.
UW-Whitewater hosts UW-Platteville Saturday for a conference doubleheader. First pitch at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium is set for 1 p.m.