No. 18 UW-W Baseball Takes Two Against UW-Oshkosh

Box Score Game 1:

Game 2:

The No. 18 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team continued its winning ways Wednesday afternoon with a pair of victories over UW-Oshkosh in a doubleheader at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

The Warhawks (4-0 overall) claimed the opener by run rule, 14-2, in seven innings, and closed the day with a walk-off, 4-3 triumph.

In Game 2, catcher Ryan Norton socked a go-ahead, two-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the eighth, but the Titans (2-2) leveled the game with a solo homer in the top of the ninth.

With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, third baseman Tucker Criswell extended the game with a double to left center. After left fielder Matt Korman drew a walk, the two runners advanced on a passed ball. Criswell scored on a balk to give the Warhawks a walk-off win.

Connor Moroder earned the win on the mound after inducing an inning-ending double play in the top of the ninth. Connor Spear started and tossed seven scoreless innings, scattering four hits and one walk while striking out six.

Criswell reached base four times with a pair of hits and two walks, while Norton and second baseman Bryan Sturdevant added two hits apiece. Designated hitter Ian Drays knocked in UW-Whitewater’s first run with a two-out, RBI single to center in the fifth inning.

In Game 1, the Warhawks scored six runs in the bottom of the second and eight more in the bottom of the fifth to secure the run-rule win.

Donovan Brandl pitched six innings for his first win of the year, allowing two runs on five hits while striking out seven. He also finished with two runs scored and two RBIs at the plate. Moroder recorded all three outs by strikeout in the seventh.

Centerfielder Zach Campbell recorded two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Korman mashed a three-run double as part of UW-W’s big fifth inning. Norton registered two hits and one run scored, and right fielder Jacob DeMeyer posted one hit, one walk, two runs scored and one RBI. Drays walked twice and scored a pair of runs.

UW-Whitewater hosts Finlandia (Mich.) for a doubleheader Saturday starting at 1 p.m.

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