Tuesday, April 20, 2021
No. 8 Warhawk Baseball Splits at UW-Stevens Point
Box Score Game 1: https://static.uwwsports.com/custompages/baseball/2021/uwspb20.htm
Box Score Game 2: https://static.uwwsports.com/custompages/baseball/2021/uwspb21.htm
The No. 8 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team remains in a tie atop the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference standings following a doubleheader split at UW-Stevens Point on Tuesday.
The Warhawks (18-3 overall, 12-2 WIAC) and Pointers (17-4, 12-2) share the conference lead at the midway point of the regular season after UW-Whitewater won the opener 11-1 in seven innings before dropping Game 2 by a 7-3 score.
In Game 1, the Warhawks tallied seven runs in the first and three in the second to back a strong outing from pitcher Westin Muir, who allowed one run on three hits with one walk and eight strikeouts over his complete-game performance. The right-hander improved to 5-0 on the year with the win.
Designated hitter Taylor White homered for the third straight game and finished 2-for-4 with two runs batted in. Third baseman Tucker Criswell, shortstop Nick Santoro and right fielder Jacob DeMeyer also homered for UW-W. Criswell totaled two hits and two runs scored, Santoro collected three hits, including three-fourths of the cycle, three runs scored and three RBIs, and DeMeyer contributed three hits, one run scored and three RBIs.
Left fielder Matt Korman posted two hits and two runs scored, and second baseman Sam Vomhof hit a two-run single in the top of the first inning.
In the nightcap, the Warhawks out-hit the Pointers 11-9, but left nine runners on base, including six over the first three innings.
Criswell homered for the second straight game, and outfielder Zach Campbell knocked his second homer of the year with two outs in the ninth. Designated hitter Ben Wilkins reached base three times with one walk and two hits, including a run-scoring single in the top of the fifth.
Pticher Ben Muscatello took the loss for UW-Whitewater, dropping to 0-1 on the year. Connor Moroder and Max Huseboe were strong in relief, allowing only one run over the final five innings.
The Warhawks host the Pointers in another league doubleheader this Friday. First pitch at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.