DAVENPORT, FL – After just over two weeks away from competition, the Wayne State College baseball team opened the Russ Matt Invitational on Thursday.
From Davenport, Florida, WSC started off by facing Notre Dame College (OH) during their first of four games over a four-day period.
After a weather delay, the Wildcats suffered a 6-4 loss to Notre Dame College. WSC is now 4-5 on the season while the Falcons improved to 4-9.
Following a scoreless first inning, Notre Dame College poured in five runs during the second as the Wildcats answered with a run in the third. Both teams scored a run in the fifth inning as WSC also scored single runs in the seventh and ninth innings. Final favored Notre Dame College, 6-4 as WSC outhit the team from Ohio, 11-10 and both teams had one error.
Colin Lynam, (who was tabbed NSIC Player of the Week earlier this week), finished with two single, a double and two runs scored. Other extra base hits came from Chris Cornish with a double and two RBI as Travis Baily doubled and drove in a run. Nate Sailors singled twice; Alex Logelin singled and scored; Chase Douglas, Conner Fiene and Cam Madsen all singled as Noah Roberts scored.
Ryan Obrecht (0-3) suffered the loss in four and a third innings allowing six runs (five earned) off seven hits while striking out four batters and walking one. Jackson Shelburne worked an inning and two-thirds allowing two hits while walking one batter. Josh Renken came in for an inning allowing one hit. Grant Carl closed out the final two innings striking out two batters and walking three.
The Wayne State College baseball team is right back in action on Friday, March 11 facing Northwood (MI) in a nine-inning game.