WAYNE – A trio of conference games along with a non-conference outing highlighted a four-game series for the Wayne State College baseball team this past weekend.
From the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex, WSC welcomed in Southwest Minnesota State both Saturday and Sunday afternoon.
After being shutout 6-0 by the Mustangs in the opener on Saturday, WSC won game two, 11-5. Moving into Sunday’s nine-inning outing, the Wildcats won 8-4 to win the series and improve to 4-4 in conference play. Southwest Minnesota State held off the late comeback from Wayne State, 7-6 in the seven-inning non-conference game Sunday late afternoon to improve to 5-6 (3-5 NSIC) while WSC is now 5-7 on the season.
Saturday’s series opener with SMSU favored the Mustangs who scored three runs in the third and single runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh to shutout WSC, 6-0.
Alex Logelin doubled while Peyton Barnes singled as the only two hits for the Wildcats.
Aidan Breedlove (0-2) suffered the loss in four innings allowing four earned runs off three hits while striking out five batters, walking three and hitting two. Josh Renken worked the final three innings allowing two earned runs off three hits while walking two batters and hitting one.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 0 3 1 0 1 1 6 6 0 – SMSU
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 – WSC
Moving into Saturday’s nine-inning outing, both teams scored a run in the first before Wayne State College drove in three runs during the second, one in the third, three more in the fourth and two runs in the fifth to lead 10-1. SMSU did score a run in the sixth, two in the seventh and one in the ninth as WSC tacked on one more run in the eighth to win 11-5.
Brenden Madsen singled twice, doubled, drove in a run and scored twice while Logelin singled, doubled, drove in two runs and scored twice for WSC.
CJ Neumann (scored twice), Noah Roberts (scored once) and Kaleb Holm (scored once) all singled twice and drove in a run. Bryce Bisenius singled, drove in two runs and scored, Conner Fiene singled and scored, Hunter Babe accounted for a RBI and run scored as Chris Cornish tallied a RBI.
Hunter Wienhoff (1-1) picked up the win in seven innings allowing four runs (two earned) off seven hits while striking out four batters, walking one and hitting one. Ryan Peterson worked an inning allowing one hit while striking out two batters and walking one as Nathan Anderson pitched the final inning allowing an earned run off one hit while walking three batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
1 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 5 9 3 – SMSU
1 3 1 3 2 0 0 1 X 11 13 3 – WSC
Sunday afternoon’s game closed out the conference competition as Wayne State College scored seven of their eight runs in the fourth inning after trailing 3-1. WSC held on for the 8-4 victory.
CJ Neumann singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored while Bryce Bisenius doubled, drove in three runs and scored to lead WSC.
Conner Fiene singled twice, drove in two runs and scored; Madsen singled, drove in a run and scored; Logelin singled and scored; Peyton Barnes singled and drove in a run; Babe singled as Noah Roberts, Andrew Hanson and Kaleb Holm all scored.
Ryan Obrecht (2-0) secured the win in six innings allowing three runs (two earned) off five hits while striking out three batters and hitting one. Aaron Ras worked two innings of scoreless ball striking out and walking one batter as Lawson Zenner pitched the final inning allowing an earned run off one hit while striking out and walking one batter each.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 1 4 6 1 – SMSU
0 1 0 7 0 0 0 0 X 8 9 4 – WSC
Closing out the four-game series was a non-conference outing Sunday afternoon. After WSC scored a run in the first, SMSU poured in three runs during the second as well as two runs each in the third and fourth to lead 7-1. Wayne State College started to comeback with a three-run fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh but fell just one run short, 7-6.
Bryce Bisenius and Peyton Barnes (RBI) both singled twice and scored twice to lead WSC.
Nate Sailors singled and drove in two runs; Chris Cornish singled and drove in a run as Kaleb Holm and Keean Allen both scored.
Logan Walters (0-1) suffered the loss in three innings allowing five runs (three earned) off four hits while striking out four batters, walking two and hitting one. Kolt Davis didn’t record an out and allowed two earned runs off one hit while walking two batters. Grant Carl worked two innings allowing one hit while striking out and walking one batter each as Josh Renken worked the final two innings striking out four batters.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
0 3 2 2 0 0 0 7 6 1 – SMSU
1 0 0 0 3 1 1 6 6 1 – WSC
The Wayne State College baseball team will close out their early season home conference schedule with Minot State University on Tuesday, March 30 at 1:30/3:30 p.m. from the Pete Chapman Baseball Complex.