Warhawks Bounce Back Quickly, open NCAA WS with an 11-3 Win

Warhawks were down 3-0, but score 11 unanswered over the next 8 innings

By Broderick P. Frye
Asst. Sports Information Director

The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater opened up the 2024 NCAA World Series Tournament with a 11-3 win over Randolph-Macon. After allowing three runs in the first inning, the Warhawks scored 11 unanswered runs to take the win. 

The Warhawks found themselves down early after a base-clearing double put Randolph-Macon on the board first. But the Warhawks responded right back with a 3-run play to tie things back up.

After a scoreless second [Randolph-Macon] inning, the Warhawks really showed off their offensive prowess with a 6-run second frame. Capping off the inning was a lengthy home run trot from Danny Hopper (Palatine, Ill./Palatine). Hopper sent a ball deep to left center, and after a video review, the hit was ruled a home run, putting the Warhawks up 9-3.

As the Warhawks started to get their footing on defense, a three-up-three-down in the third and fourth kept the Yellowjackets off the board. A Matt Scolan (Downers Grove, Ill./South) single added the Warhawks’ 10th unanswered run in the bottom of the third.

Randolph-Macon slowed the Warhawks down in the fourth, with a quick three-&-out for the Warhawks first scoreless inning. However, the Warhawk defense did the exact same.

With Cade Berendt (Germantown, Wis./Germantown) rolling on the mound in the sixth inning, Scolan sent another home run to left field to put the Warhawks up 11-3.

An inning later, Max Huseboe (Ripon, Wis./Ripon) came in for relief and picked up right where Berendt left off, only allowing one base runner in his two innings of relief. 

The Warhawks closed things out in the first game with an 11-3 win over Randolph-Macon.

With the win, the Warhawks advanced to play Salve Regina in the Winner’s Bracket. First pitch is scheduled for 8 PM ET [7 PM in Whitewater] in Eastlake.

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