UWW Baseball Recap: UWW 0, Salve Regina 2 – NCAA World Series

Michael Hilker Jr. (Taken by RYAN COLEMAN/D3PHOTOGRAPHY)

By Broderick P. Frye
Asst. Sports Information Director

Pitching Battle in Eastlake as Warhawks fall 2-0 to Salve Regina

The two teams battled it out for only 104 minutes, the shortest recorded game in NCAA DIII World Series history.

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater fell to Salve Regina in the winner’s bracket game of the NCAA [D-III] World Series. Two runs in the bottom of the second were the only runs scored in the game, in favor of Salve Regina.

The two Hawk teams played in a classic pitching battle, with the Warhawks featuring Michael Hilker Jr. (Yorkville, Ill./York), the Region IX pitcher of the year, versus the Seahawks pitcher Sean Mulligan, the Region I pitcher of the year.

Salve Regina scored the only two runs in the bottom of the second, after a single with bases loaded scored two. 

Hilker pitched a stellar game after that, pitching hitless baseball from the fourth inning to the end of the game.

The Warhawks had an opportunity to strike in the top of the 7th, with runners on second and third, but the Seahawks found a way to keep the Warhawks off the board.

The Warhawks were held to just four hits, their lowest total hits since the fourth game of the season against Trinity (TX). In addition, this was the first scoreless game from the Warhawks this season.

The Warhawks will fight to keep their tournament hopes alive against Birmingham-Southern tomorrow evening. The first pitch was pushed back to 5 PM ET [4 PM in Whitewater] with rain projected in the area on Sunday morning.

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