UW-Stevens Point baseball enjoys Whitewater
WHITEWATER The run for UW-Stevens Point's baseball team at Miller Stadium continues.
The Pointers won three of four games on UW-Whitewater's campus last weekend to capture the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference tournament title and an automatic berth into the Division III baseball tournament.
There, and back in Whitewater for this weekend's regional, Point rattled off a second straight victory Thursday night, scoring two runs in the ninth on the Warhawks to send the game to extra innings, then scoring two more in the tenth to win 7-6.
UW-W had built a 5-2 lead through seven innings, but Stevens Point got one run back in the eighth and used three hits and an error to tie it in the ninth.
In the 10th, the Pointers scored on a fielder's choice and a single.
The Warhawks got back within a run on Sam Keller Jr.'s pinch-hit triple, but stranded a pinch-runner on third.
Whitewater plays St. Scholastica at noon today. The winner will take on Stevens Point at 6 p.m. The loser is eliminated.
NCAA Division III Baseball Championship
St. Thomas 10, Benedictine 1, Benedictine eliminated
Case Western 3, St. Scholastica 1
UW-Stevens Point 7, UW-Whitewater 6 (10)
St. Scholastica (28-10) vs. UW-Whitewater (35-8), noon
St. Thomas (34-6) vs. Case Western (28-13), 3 p.m.
UW-Stevens Point (37-9) vs. noon-game winner, 6 p.m.
STEVENS POINT 7, WHITEWATER 6 (10)
UW-Stevens Point 020 000 012 2—7 12 4
UW-Whitewater 003 002 000 1—6 10 1
Herbst, Watson and Schilter; Lambert, Morgan and Mierow.
Leading hitters—Douglas (SP), 2x4; Coady (SP), 3x5; Barnes (SP), 2x6; Gregorich (SP), 2x6; Mierow (WW), 2x3. 2B—Douglas (SP), Barnes (SP), Gregorich (SP), Friend (WW), Fon (WW), Pierce (WW). 3B—Keller (WW).
SO—Herbst 5, Watson 4, Lambert 4, Morgan 1. BB—Herbst 1, Lambert 3, Morgan 1.
ST. THOMAS 10, BENEDICTINE 1
St. Thomas 030 003 400—10 18 1
Benedictine 000 000 001—1 6 1
Wendinger, Danczyk, Clute and Dorgan; Crowley, Jordan, Taccona and Higgins.
Leading hitters—Podobinski (ST), 4x5; Kinsel (ST), 3x4; Peterson (ST), 2x5; Dorgan (ST), 3x6; Kuzniar (ST), 2x5; Hogan (ST), 2x5; Cervantes (B), 2x4. 2B—Podobinski (ST), Peterson (ST), Dorgan (ST), Kuzniar (ST) 2, Hogan (ST), Cervantes (B).
SO—Wendinger 6, Danczyk 1, Crowley 1, Jordan 2, Taccona 2. BB—Wendinger 1, Danczyk 1, Crowley 3, Jordan 2.
CASE WESTERN 3, ST. SCHOLASTICA 1
Case Western 100 100 100—3 7 2
St. Scholastica 000 001 000—1 6 0
Hora and Winemiller; Davis, Wood, Farmer and Henderson.
Leading hitters—Winemiller (CW), 2x4; Flagstad (SS), 2x4; Casareto (SS), 2x4. 2B—Keen (CW), Winemiller (CW), Flagstad (SS).
SO—Hora 3, Davis 1. BB—Davis 4, Farmer 1.