No. 9 UW-W Baseball’s Comeback Attempt Falls Short; Decisive Game(s) on Saturday

By Chris Lindeke, Assistant Athletic Director, Strategic Communications and Branding, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater

Box Score

The No. 9 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team erased a seven-run deficit but was edged 10-9 against No. 12 UW-Stevens Point in the first game of the best-of-three NCAA Whitewater Super Regional at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

Trailing 9-2 through six innings, the Warhawks (36-10 overall) tallied two in the seventh, two in the eighth and three in the ninth to tie the game at 9-9, with the last two runs coming on a run-scoring double by catcher Ryan Norton.

The Pointers (39-8), who were the home team Friday by result of a coin flip, responded with one run in the bottom of the ninth to take the first game.

Left fielder Matt Scolan tallied three hits, including one home run, and totaled two runs and three RBIs. Norton finished with three hits.

Third baseman Matt Korman registered two hits, one run scored and two RBIs, while designated hitter Sam Paden collected four hits, two runs scored and one RBI. Centerfielder Zach Campbell added two hits, one run scored and one RBI.

Pitcher Cade Berendt dropped to 4-1 on the season with the loss.

Game 2 of the series is set for 11 a.m. Saturday. If UW-Whitewater wins, a third and decisive game will be played for the Super Regional title 45 minutes following conclusion of the 11 a.m. game.

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