WAYNE – After having their mid-week doubleheader pushed back a day due to weather, the Wayne State College baseball team welcomed in another NSIC North division opponent.
From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, WSC hosted St. Cloud State Thursday afternoon.
After giving up the go ahead-run in the top of the seventh in a one-run decision favoring St. Cloud State, 4-3, Wayne State College fell behind to the Huskies in game two, 12-2. WSC is now 3-5 overall and 2-3 in NSIC play. SCSU is now 5-5 overall and 3-2 in league games.
Wayne State led for most of game one with two runs in the opening inning and one run in the second. SCSU scored single runs in the fourth and fifth before driving in the tying and go-ahead runs in the top of the seventh to win 4-3.
Wildcat doubles came from Alex Logelin (run scored), Eric Standish (RBI) and Conner Fiene while Noah Roberts singled, scored and drove in a run as CJ Neumann singled. Brenden Madsen also scored.
WSC used four pitchers as Lawson Zenner (1-1) suffered the loss in two-thirds of an inning allowing two earned runs off two hits while striking out one batter.
Brody Sintek pitched the opening five innings allowing two runs (one earned) off seven hits while striking out six batters and walking one; Aaron Ras worked an inning allowing two hits as Andrew Staebell closed out the final third of an inning allowing one hit.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 12 1 – SCSU
2 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 5 1 – WSC
Following three scoreless innings in the second game, both teams scored two runs in the fourth while St. Cloud State poured in seven runs during the fifth. The Huskies added three more runs in the seventh to win 12-2.
Two more Wildcats recorded doubles being Peyton Barnes (run scored) and Max Ploof while Bryce Bisenius singled and scored and Madsen singled and drove in a run.
Trenton Frerichs (1-1) suffered the loss in four and two-thirds allowing eight earned runs off five hits while striking out four batters, walking three and hitting one. Logan Walters pitched an inning and a third allowing an earned run off three hits while striking out two batters and hitting one; Josh Yelick didn’t record an out allowing three earned runs and walked three batters as Nick Oden worked the final inning allowing three hits.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 0 2 7 0 3 12 11 3 – SCSU
0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 4 1 – WSC
The Wayne State College baseball team will next host Southwest Minnesota State in a four-game series on Saturday, March 27 at 1:30/3:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 28 at noon and 2 p.m. Saturday’s doubleheader and Sunday’s nine-inning game at noon will be conference games while Sunday’s 2:30 p.m. seven-inning game will be a non-conference contest.