No. 16 UW-Whitewater Earns WIAC Sweep

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The No. 16 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team recorded 32 hits in two games Friday in back-to-back wins over UW-Oshkosh in a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference doubleheader at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

The Warhawks (13-2 overall, 7-1 WIAC) posted a 15-0 victory in seven innings in the opener before defeating the Titans 8-5 in Game 2.

In Game 1, UW-Whitewater mashed 18 hits, and eight of the team’s nine starting batters tallied two or more hits. UW-W broke the game open in the bottom of the fifth with six runs, and added four more in the sixth.

Donovan Brandl tossed a complete-game, two-hit shutout, striking out eight to improve to 2-1 on the season. He also contributed with two hits, two runs scored and one run batted in at the plate.

Right fielder Jacob DeMeyer and first baseman Taylor White tallied two hits and three RBIs apiece to pace the offense. Third baseman Tucker Criswell recorded two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs, and pinch hitter Ian Drays collected a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth.

Centerfielder Zach Campbell scored a team-high three runs and added one walk and a pair of hits. Second baseman Sam Vomhof, left fielder Matt Korman and catcher Ryan Norton added two hits apiece.

In the nightcap, the Warhawks turned a 5-2 deficit into a three-run lead with six runs in the bottom of the seventh. After consecutive singles by Norton and second baseman Bryan Sturdevant to start the inning, Brandl plated two with an RBI single through the right side. DeMeyer tied the contest with a two-out hit to center, and Vomhof’s two-run triple gave UW-W the lead for good. Korman added another run-scoring hit to cap the rally.

Connor Moroder improved to 3-0, pitching four shutout innings in relief of starter Connor Spear. Moroder allowed only one hit and two walks, stranding a pair of runners in the top of the ninth to seal the victory.

UW-Oshkosh (6-8, 4-4) hit four home runs in the game, including two in the top of the fifth and one in the sixth to take a three-run advantage.

Brandl, DeMeyer, Vomhof and shortstop Nick Santoro registered two hits apiece. DeMeyer and Santor each scored two runs, and Vomhof knocked in three runs. Sturdevant finished 3-for-3 at the plate before he was pinch run for in the seventh.

The Warhawks play two more games against the Titans Saturday in Oshkosh. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m.

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