No. 16 Warhawks Take Two at UW-Oshkosh

Box Score, Game 1:

Box Score, Game 2:

The No. 16 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team completed its four-game Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference road swing Tuesday afternoon, April 6, with a pair of wins at UW-Oshkosh.

The Warhawks (11-2 overall, 5-1 WIAC) took the first game of the doubleheader 6-5 in 11 innings, and finished the twin bill with a 9-5 triumph in Game 2.

The opener went into extra innings thanks to a late rally by the Titans (6-6, 4-2), who scored three times in the bottom of the eighth and once in the bottom of the ninth to tie the game at 5-5.

Pitcher Connor Moroder left the bases loaded in both the ninth and 10th innings to push the game to the 11th, when shortstop Nick Santoro singled home right fielder Jacob DeMeyer, who doubled down the left field line with two outs.

Moroder (2-0) pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the frame to secure the win.

Santoro collected two hits, one run scored and two runs batted in, while third baseman Sam Vomhof finished 2-for-5 with two RBIs. First baseman Donovan Brandl and catcher Ryan Norton each registered two hits, and Norton added one walk, one run scored and one RBI.

Starting pitcher Westin Muir struck out nine batters and allowed only one run over six innings. Muir, Ben Muscatello and Moroder combined to strand 14 base runners.

In Game 2, UW-Whitewater tallied three runs in the top of the first on an inside-the-park home run by Santoro and never trailed in the contest.

Pitcher Matt O’Sullivan improved to 4-0, surrendering two runs over seven innings with seven strikeouts. Kade Lancour pitched the eighth, and Brandl pitched around a two-out hit for a scoreless ninth.

DeMeyer reached base four times and totaled two hits, two walks, two runs scored and two RBIs. Brandl and left fielder Matt Korman also plated runs for the Warhawks, who turned three double plays and didn’t commit an error in the game.

UW-Whitewater hosts UW-Oshkosh this Friday at 1 p.m. for a WIAC doubleheader at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

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