PITTSBURG, KS – For the fifth and sixth time in four days, the Wayne State College baseball team competed against another Kansas team Tuesday late afternoon.
From Al Ortolani Field in Pittsburg, Kansas, WSC visited Pittsburg State for a double header showdown.
In the opening game, Pittsburg State brought in three runs in the second inning before adding a four-run fifth inning to lead 7-0. The Gorillas then scored another three runs in the sixth while both teams tallied two runs in the seventh which saw Pittsburg State winning 12-2.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 1 – WSC
0 3 0 0 4 3 2 12 13 1 – PSU
Five different Wildcats produced one hit each as junior Jake Lorenzini recorded a double to go along with two RBI while junior Travis Miller also doubled.
Sophomore Isaac Rubendall suffered the loss (0-1) in four innings allowing six runs (four earned) off of eight hits while striking out and walking three batters each. Senior Adam Poldberg worked an inning allowing an earned run off of one hit while walking one batter. Sophomore Gabe Hoogers saw four batters allowing three earned runs off of two hits while walking two batters. Freshman Max Ploof pitched an inning and a third allowing two earned runs off of one hit while walking four batters and striking out one. Senior Dalton Smith faced one batter and allowed a hit.
During the second contest, it was again Pittsburg State taking the early lead with a run in the first, two in the second and one more run in the third to lead 4-0. Wayne State mounted a comeback with a three-run fourth inning, but the Gorillas tallied another six runs in the sixth. Final found Pittsburg State winning 10-3 to improve to 13-5 on the season as Wayne State College fell to 2-8.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 5 0 – WSC
1 2 1 0 0 6 X 10 13 0 – PSU
Freshman Andrew Hanson doubled twice to lead Wayne State College at the plate while adding a RBI. Sophomore Bryce Bisenius singled and drove in a run while Lorenzini doubled.
Sophomore Hunter Weinhoff suffered the loss (0-2) in five innings allowing six earned runs off of eight hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Sophomore Aidan Breedlove faced three batters and allowed three earned runs off of three hits as senior Spencer Johnson pitched an inning allowing an earned run off of two hits while striking out one batter.
The Wayne State College baseball team will be off this weekend before opening NSIC play for back-to-back home weekends on Saturday and Sunday, March 17-18 with University of Mary along with Saturday and Sunday, March 24-25 against Minnesota Duluth. All games will be at Noon and 2 p.m. each day.