AUBURNDALE, FL – As the Wayne State College baseball team will open their NSIC schedule at home this weekend against Northern State, the ‘Cats and Wolves battled one another in a non-conference showdown.
With one game remaining Wednesday, the Wildcats were in action Tuesday morning in the RussMatt Invitational in Auburndale, Florida.
Following a pair of scoreless innings, Wayne State went on the scoring-run. WSC brought in a pair of runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings to go up 6-0 through five innings. The ‘Cats added single runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings to win 8-0. Wayne State is now 2-2 in the state of Florida and improves to 8-6 overall.
Seven different Wildcats recorded a hit as Bryce Bisenius posted a pair of solo homers, doubled and scored three times. Brendan Madsen also recorded a two-run homerun. Alex Logelin singled and doubled, Jake Lemar singled twice, doubled and drove in three runs as Colin Chick singled twice and scored. Andrew Hanson and Peyton Barnes also doubled as Barnes scored once and Noah Roberts crossed the plate twice.
Ryan Obrecht recorded the shutout victory in five innings allowing just two hits while striking out five batters as well as walking and hitting one batter each. Logan Walters pitched an inning striking out two batters and walking one; Josh Renken worked an inning allowing two hits while striking out two batters; Lawson Zenner came in for an inning striking out two batters and Grant Carl pitched the final inning allowing one hit.
Again both WSC and NSU will meet on Saturday, March 14 at noon and 2 p.m. before closing out the conference-opening series Sunday at noon from the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex.
The Wildcat baseball team will close out their spring break trip with Ashland (Ohio) at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.