No. 8 UW-W Baseball Remains Tied Atop WIAC Standings

Friday, April 23, 2021

Box Score, Game 1:

Box Score, Game 2:

The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team continued Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Friday afternoon by splitting a doubleheader against UW-Stevens Point at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

The Warhawks (19-4 overall, 13-3 WIAC), who are tied atop the league standings with the Pointers (18-5, 13-3), claimed the opener by an 11-1 score in seven innings before suffering a 9-6 setback in the second game.

In Game 1, UW-Whitewater plated seven runs in the second inning and pounded out 15 hits in the contest to win by run rule after 6 1/2 innings.

Designated hitter Taylor White and first baseman Connor Moroder led the balanced offensive attack. White homered for the fourth time in five games and finished 3-for-5 with two runs scored and one run batted in, while Moroder collected three hits and a team-high four RBIs.

Left fielder Matt Korman registered two hits, and third baseman Tucker Criswell posted two hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Second baseman Sam Vomhof recorded two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs.

Pitcher Matt O’Sullivan improved to 6-0 on the year, allowing four hits while striking out six batters over his seven-inning performance.

In the nightcap, the Warhawks came back from a three-run deficit with three runs in the bottom of the sixth on a balk, a triple by Criswell and a run-scoring single by shortstop Nick Santoro.

UW-W took the lead in the bottom of the seventh on RBI doubles from Moroder and catcher Ryan Norton.

UW-Stevens Point plated five runs in the top of the ninth, including four with two outs, to take the lead for good.

Moroder led the offense with two hits, one run scored and two RBIs. Santoro tallied two hits and one RBI, and Vomhof finished with two hits and two runs scored.

Pitcher Kade Lancour took the loss in relief, falling to 0-1 on the year. Connor Spear tossed the first five frames, and Moroder recorded the final out in the top of the ninth in relief of Lancour.

The Warhawks and Pointers play two more times Saturday in Stevens Point. First pitch of the non-conference doubleheader is slated for 1 p.m.

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