ST. CLOUD, MN – Eight collegiate baseball teams began postseason tournament action Thursday late afternoon into the evening.
From St. Cloud, Minnesota, the Wayne State College baseball team was one of those teams competing in the 2019 NSIC Baseball Tournament.
#5 WSC took on #4 Minot State University during the 3 p.m. contest following another delay due to field conditions.
Minot State took the early 2-1 lead after the first before the ‘Cat added a run in the top of the second to knot the game up at 2-2. The Beavers then tacked on two runs in the third and outscored WSC 3-1 in the fifth to lead 7-3. Minot State put the game away with a five-run eighth while WSC was held to one run in the top of the ninth and lost 12-4. MISU improves to 33-16 while the Wildcats fell to 32-17.
Alex Logelin paced WSC at the plate with a single, double and solo homerun while Andrew Hanson tacked on a single and double. Kyle Thompson homered, Bryce Bisenius doubled and drove in a run as Garrett Graveline and Jake Lemar both singled. Travis Miller accounted for a RBI.
Hunter Wienhoff (8-3) suffered the loss in four innings allowing six earned runs off three hits while striking out six batters, walking three and hitting two more. Aaron Ras worked a third of an inning allowing an earned run while walking three batters and striking out one. Lawson Zenner pitched an inning and two-thirds allowing one hit while walking one batter and striking out two as Josh Renken worked two innings allowing five earned runs off four hits while walking three batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 9 3 – WSC
2 0 2 0 3 0 0 5 X 12 8 1 – MISU
Next up for WSC will feature a Friday mid-morning game against #8 Winona State at 11 a.m. in St. Cloud.
Other first round scores:
#1 Augustana defeated #8 Winona State, 4-1; #2 Minnesota State-Mankato used extras to defeat #7 Northern State, 4-2 in 10 innings and #3 St. Cloud State was all over #6 Minnesota Crookston, 14-0.