By Chris Lindeke
Assistant Athletic Director, Strategic Communications and Branding
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Saturday, May 29, 2021
The No. 5 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team remained unbeaten at the NCAA Whitewater Regional Saturday with a 6-1 victory against Penn State Harrisburg in a contest at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.
The Warhawks (39-5 overall), seeded second in the regional, will face No. 10 Adrian, the regional’s top seed, on Sunday at 10 a.m. with a chance to punch their ticket to the regional championship game.
Pitcher Westin Muir tossed a complete game to lead UW-W, striking out a season-high 13 batters in the performance. Muir (9-1) scattered six hits and walked one batter.
UW-Whitewater took the lead for good in the top of the third inning. First baseman Donovan Brandl put the Warhawks on the board with a base hit to center, and left fielder Matt Korman brought another run home with a ground ball to third. Designated hitter Ben Wilkins made it 3-0 with a groundout to third.
After the Lions (29-8) cut the deficit to two runs by scoring in the bottom of the third, UW-W tallied three runs in the seventh on a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch issued to Wilkins and a two-run single to center field by catcher Ryan Norton.
Third baseman Tucker Criswell led the Warhawks with three hits and two runs scored. Norton posted two hits with his two RBIs, and second baseman Sam Vomhof registered one hit, one walk and one run scored. Right fielder Jacob DeMeyer reached base three times with one hit and two walks, and two added two runs scored.