No. 18 UW-Whitewater Shuts Out Finlandia in Doubleheader Sweep

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The No. 18 University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team extended its win streak to six games Friday with a pair of victories over Finlandia (Mich.) in a doubleheader at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

The Warhawks (6-0 overall) allowed a combined two hits in the two games, topping the Lions 14-0 in the opener before a 10-0 triumph in the nightcap. Both games concluded after seven innings by run rule.

In Game 2, pitcher Matt O’Sullivan was perfect through 6 1/3 innings, struck out the first 13 batters he faced and totaled a career-high 17 strikeouts for the game, tied for the second-most in one game in program history (Michael Kaska, 2019). His perfect game was broken up on a single to center in the top of the seventh.

O’Sullivan (2-0) faced the minimum number of batters (21) after UW-W turned an inning-ending double play in the seventh.

Designated hitter Connor Moroder, shortstop Nick Santoro and catcher Ryan Norton each plated two runs to lead the offense. UW-Whitewater scored six runs in the bottom of the third to break the game open before adding three in the sixth and one in the seventh.

In Game 1, the Warhawks mashed 17 hits, and starting pitcher Westin Muir improved to 2-0 after allowing one hit and striking out seven over five innings. Ben Muscatello finished the game in relief, striking out three in two frames.

Left fielder Matt Korman collected three hits, including one double, and posted one run scored and five runs batted in. Right fielder Jacob DeMeyer recorded one hit, one run scored and three RBIs.

First baseman Donovan Brandl registered three hits and two runs scored. Moroder, Santoro, centerfielder Zach Campbell and third baseman Ben Wilkins tallied two hits apiece, and Moroder and Santoro each scored two runs.

UW-Whitewater broke the game open with five runs in the bottom of the third, and extended its lead with six in the bottom of the sixth.

The Warhawks return to action Wednesday when they host UW-La Crosse. First pitch of the doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m. at Miller Stadium.

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