WAYNE – Following a walk-off win Saturday for the Wayne State College baseball team, WSC and #24 Augustana were back in action Sunday.
From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, the doubleheader began Sunday afternoon.
In the second game of the series, the Vikings jumped ahead 6-0 in the first before adding two more runs in the second. WSC brought single runs across the plate in the third and sixth as Augustana added two runs in the top of the sixth and three more in the seventh to win 13-2.
Jake Lorenzini singled twice and drove in a run while Travis Miller tacked on a pair of singles for WSC. Alex Logelin singled and drove in a run as Kyle Thompson, Andrew Hanson, Peyton Barnes and Garrett Graveline all singled.
Hunter Wienhoff (8-2) suffered the loss in two innings allowing eight runs (one earned) off nine hits while striking out three batters. Ryan Petersen worked four innings allowing two earned runs off four hits while striking out three batters and walking two as Grant Carl was unable to record an out allowing three runs (two earned) off one hit while walking two batters. Josh Renken closed out the game allowing one hit while striking out two batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
6 2 0 0 0 2 3 13 15 1 – Augie
0 0 1 0 0 1 0 2 9 5 – WSC
From the final game, Augie scored a run in each of the first and third innings with the ‘Cats adding a run in the bottom of the second. Up 2-1, the Vikings then poured in four runs during the sixth and two each in the eighth and ninth to win 10-1. #24 Augustana improves to 33-14 (26-6 NSIC) while Wayne State College fell to 31-15 (22-11 NSIC).
Thompson recorded a single and double as Hanson posted a solo homerun for the ‘Cats. Brendan Madsen, Jake Lemar, Lorenzini, Logelin and Miller all singled.
Cade Hermann (4-1) suffered the loss in five and a third innings allowing four earned runs off five hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Andrew Staebell worked two and two-thirds allowing four earned runs off seven hits while striking out three batters and walking one. Lawson Zenner pitched the final inning allowing two earned runs off two hits while striking out two batters and walking one.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 0 1 0 0 4 0 2 2 10 14 0 – Augie
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2 – WSC
Five Wildcat baseball seniors were recognized in-between the Sunday games. They included Garrett Graveline, Charles Hasty, Jake Lorenzini, Travis Miller and Kyle Thompson.
The Wayne State College baseball team will close out their regular season on Wednesday, May 1 at Upper Iowa. Doubleheader games will begin at noon.