ST. CLOUD, MN – After playing 13 consecutive games in Nebraska and 10 from the Pete Chapman Complex, the Wayne State College baseball team was set for their first true road conference doubleheader on the season.
From Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota, WSC visited #6 St. Cloud State University.
In the first game, the Huskies took advantage of single runs in the first and second innings before adding three more in the third to lead 5-0. SCSU then outscored the ‘Cats 2-1 in the fifth while Wayne State posted a three-run sixth inning. The Huskies held on for the 7-4 win.
Travis Miller led WSC at the plate with a single, triple and RBI while Andrew Hanson added a pair of singles and RBI. Bryce Bisenius singled and drove in a run as Alex Logelin and Kyle Thompson both singled and Jake Lemar accounted for a RBI.
Aaron Ras (2-2) suffered the loss in four innings allowing five earned runs off five hits while striking out and walking two batters each. Grant Carl worked an inning allowing two earned runs off a hit and walking one batter as Ryan Petersen also pitched an inning allowing one hit while striking out two batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 0 1 3 0 4 7 2 – WSC
1 1 3 0 2 0 X 7 7 1 – SCSU
From the second contest, this time WSC was the first to strike with a pair of runs during the second inning. The ‘Cats added another run in the sixth while both teams scored a run in the eighth to put Wayne State College over #6 SCSU, 4-1. The Wildcats did have their 10-game winning streak come to an end but with the split are now 20-8 (11-3 NSIC) while the Huskies sit 22-6 (10-4 NSIC).
Thompson recorded the lone extra base-hit with a double to go along with a single as Logelin added two singles. Garrett Graveline and CJ Neumann both singled and drove in single runs while Jake Lorenzini and Peyton Barnes both singled. Hanson and Miller each posted a RBI.
Ryan Obrecht (4-0) picked up the win in seven and two-thirds allowing an earned run off four hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Andrew Staebell recorded the save in an inning and a third allowing one hit while striking out one batter.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 4 8 0 – WSC
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 5 0 – SCSU
The Wayne State College baseball team will next visit Southwest Minnesota State this weekend for a three-game series. Games times will start at noon for the doubleheader Saturday, April 6 with a nine-inning contest being played at noon on Sunday, April 7.