WAYNE – After visiting a non-conference opponent in early March, the Wayne State College baseball team closed out the three-game series with William Jewell Tuesday afternoon.
From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, WSC welcomed in the Cardinals from Liberty, Missouri.
Earlier this season, WSC won 10-4 and 14-10 at William Jewell.
Tuesday’s scheduled nine-inning game, which lasted for just over three and a half hours, combined for 36 total runs of 40 total hits as Wayne State College suffered a 22-14 loss to William Jewell. The doubleheader on March 2 in 16 total innings totaled 38 runs and 49 hits.
Wayne State College fell to 16-17 overall (remain 10-9 NSIC) while the Cardinals improved to 24-12 (remain 10-6 in Great Lakes Valley Conference).
Both teams scored three runs in the first inning before William Jewell went off for a three-run second inning; outscored WSC, 5-2 in the third and posted a five-run fourth inning compared to one run by Wayne State to lead 16-6.
The Wildcats added another run in the fifth and two more in the sixth to cut into the deficit but William Jewell scored one run in the top of the seventh to remain ahead, 17-9. Wayne State outscored the Cardinals, 5-2 in the eighth while William Jewell scored three more runs in the top of the ninth to win 22-14. William Jewell outhit the Wildcats, 21-19 as Wayne State committed three errors compared to two by William Jewell.
Nate Sailors recorded four singles, three RBI and one run scored to lead Wayne State at the plate. Chris Cornish finished with a two-run homerun, single, double, three total RBI and three runs scored; Colin Lynam added a solo homerun; single, triple, two RBI and three runs scored; Travis Baily doubled twice, drove in three runs and scored; Kyler Essink added a solo homerun and single as Andrew Hanson doubled, drove in a run and scored.
Garrett Svoboda singled twice and scored; Noah Roberts singled and scored twice; Nick Barnett singled and drove in a run as Cam Madsen scored.
Brody Sintek (3-4) suffered the loss in two innings allowing six runs (five earned) off five hits while walking and hitting one batter each.
Ryan Obrecht worked an inning allowing five runs off four hits while walking two batters; Cade Herrmann didn’t record an out allowing three earned runs while walking three batters; Jacob Kneifl pitched four innings allowing three earned runs off seven hits while striking out four batters; Nick Oden came in for an inning allowing two earned runs off three hits as Grant Carl closed out the final inning allowing three runs off two hits while striking out two batters and walking one.
The Wayne State College baseball team will return to NSIC play on Saturday, April 23 and Sunday, April 24 with a three-game series at Sioux Falls. Saturday’s doubleheader will begin at 1:30 p.m. with Sunday’s nine-inning contest starting at 1 p.m. with all games being played in Brandon, South Dakota.