WSC Baseball Has Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped, Conclude Early Season Home Stretch Tuesday

WSC Baseball Has Six-Game Winning Streak Snapped, Conclude Early Season Home Stretch Tuesday
Courtesy of Wayne State Athletics.

WAYNE – A 10-game home schedule for the Wayne State College baseball team continued over the weekend during a three-game series with a league opponent.

From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, Wayne State College hosted St. Cloud State University on Saturday for a doubleheader and Sunday with a nine-inning contest.

WSC suffered a close 4-1 loss during game one on Saturday before St. Cloud State took control of the final two games of the series winning 11-0 in seven innings and 10-0 in eight innings. WSC saw their six-game winning streak come to an end to now sit at 11-10 (5-3 NSIC) while the Huskies improved to 13-9 (5-3 NSIC).

During the first game on Saturday, St. Cloud State jumped out front with a three-run opening inning. Following two scoreless innings, both teams then scored a run in the fourth. Three more scoreless inning concluded the game as SCSU held on for the 4-1 victory. The Huskies outhit WSC, 6-5 and recorded one error compared to none from Wayne State.

Colin Lynam singled and drove in the lone run while Andrew Hanson singled and scored the lone run for WSC. Chase Douglas, Chris Cornish and Kyler Essink all singled.

Brody Sintek (2-2) suffered the loss in six innings allowing four earned runs off six hits while striking out three batters, walking three and hitting one. Ryan Petersen closed out the final inning walking one batter.


In the second contest, it was all St. Cloud State early with two runs in the first inning as well as three runs each in the second and third innings to go up 8-0. SCSU then posted a three-run fifth inning and won 11-0 in seven innings. SCSU outhit WSC, 13-1 as Wayne State had three errors compared to none from the Huskies.

The lone Wildcat hit was a Chris Cornish double.

Ryan Obrecht (0-4) suffered the loss in two and two-thirds allowing seven runs (four earned) off seven hits while striking out and walking one batter each. Jacob Kneifl provided two and a third innings of relief allowing four runs (three earned) off six hits while walking two batters. Josh Yelick worked an inning walking two batters as Nate Sailors came in for the final inning striking out one batter.


From the final game on Sunday, St. Cloud State scored four runs in each of the second and third innings while tacking one another run in the fourth to lead 9-0. Following three scoreless innings, SCSU score once more in the top of the eighth to win 10-0 in eight innings. SCSU outhit WSC, 12-5 with no errors while Wayne State committed four errors.

Alex Logelin singled and doubled to lead WSC at the plate. Chris Cornish, Nick Barnett and Conner Fiene all singled.

Jackson Shelburne (2-3) suffered the loss in three innings allowing eight runs (six earned) off four hits while striking out one batter, walking two and hitting two. Josh Renken worked two innings of relief allowing an earned run off five hits as Nick Oden closed out the final three innings allowing an earned run off three hits while striking out two batters, walking one and hitting one.

The Wayne State College baseball team will close out their 10-game home schedule with Minot State University on Tuesday, March 29 at noon and 2 p.m.