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Sunday, April 3, 2011

Around the Horn: Sunday

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Oshkosh Sweeps Plateville, Takes Series 3-1
The UW-Oshkosh Titans defeated the UW-Plateville Pioneers 11-1 and 8-3 to win the opening WIAC series three games to one.

In game one the Titans exploded for 11 runs on just nine hits in the opener. Nolan Fadness and Derek Layton led the way for the Titans with two hits each. Tyler Kamps, Kyle Van Abel and Layton all contributed two RBI. Fadness scored three times while Derek Hiroskey, Sean Grabig and Layton scored two each. 

Luke Westphal picked up the victory for Oshkosh going all seven innings and allowing just one run. He struck out seven batters and only allowed six base hits. 

In game two, the Titans smashed out 14 hits led by Kamps 3-5, two RBI and one run performance. Fadness went 2-2 with three runs scored. Troy Mrkvicka got the win pitching seven innings and allowing three earned runs. Andrew Murphy worked two scoreless frames to close the game out.

Whitewater Takes Two More Games from Superior to Sweep Series 
Riley Tincher and Jeff Donovan pitched the Whitewater Warhawks to 3-0 and 15-2 victories on Sunday to sweep the four game series against UW-Superior.

In game one, Tincher pitched a complete game shut out striking out 11 batters and allowing just five hits. Andrew Eichstaedt and Matt Beyer led the Warhawks with two hits a piece. Dan Putnam, Donovan and David Cladis each knocked in a run. For Superior, Rhett Williamson had two of the five hits.

In game two, Donovan picked up the victory on the hill working seven innings and striking out nine. He also led the offense with three hits, three runs and one RBI. Cladis had two more hits in the game and scored two runs and one RBI.

La Crosse and Stout Split on Sunday but La Crosse Takes Series 3-1

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Carthage Rolls to Easy Victory Over Elmhurst to Complete Three Game Sweet
Carthage wins 15-4 in 8 innings to move to 3-0 in the CCIW.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Around the Horn: Catching Up on the Week

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Wednesday, March 30
Olivet Nazarene 4 Cardinal Stritch 3
Olivet Nazarene 5 Cardinal Stritch 4

UW-La Crosse 12 MaCalester 1
UW-La Crosse 2 MaCalester 1

Thursday, March 31
UW-La Crosse 8 St. Mary's 2
Whitewater 19 Ripon 4
Whitewater 14 Ripon 6

Friday, April 1
North Central 16 Lawrence 4
Trinity International 6 Cardinal Stritch 2
UWM 4 Butler 0
Chad Pierce worked a complete game shutout, allowing just four Butler hits.

Saturday, April 2
Butler 4 UWM 1
UWM 6 Butler 5
La Crosse 9 Stout 4
La Croose 5 Stout 4
La Crosse moves to 4-0 on the week, with two games remaining Sunday with Stout.
Aurora 10 Lakeland 0
Aurora 5 Lakeland 1
Carroll 5 Cornell 0
Marian 9 Dominican 1
Dominican 7 Marian 3
Edgewood 6 Benedictine 1
Benedictin 5 Edgewood 4
Rockford 5 Concordia 4
Rockford 12 Concordia 11
Whitewater 6 Superior 1
Whitewater 17 Superior 1
Platteville 3 Oshkosh 2
Jeremy Rubens entered the ninth with a 1-0 lead, but Platteville scored three runs on him in frame.
Oshkosh attempted to battle back and scored one run, but it was not enough as Platteville won 3-2
Oshkosh 5 Platteville 0
Saint Joseph's 22 Parkside 4
St. Joseph's 7 Parkside 5
Concordia (Ill) 12 Maranantha Baptist 2
Concordia (Ill) 13 Maranantha 0
North Central 7 Lawrence 3
Lawrence 13 North Central 12
Wisconsin Lutheran 7 MSOE 5
Wisconsin Luterhan 12 MSOE 1

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Game(s) of the Week: Stevens Point Pointers Vs. Edgewood College Eagles

Edgewood College has live video tomorrow, so be sure to blow off work and watch the game at your desk! Video: http://bit.ly/EagleTV Live Stats: http://www.sidearmsports.com/edgewood/baseball/ 

For the third consecutive week, the Wisconsin College Baseball Network (WCBN) Game of the Week features a private school from Wisconsin taking on one of the public schools.

The Edgewood Eagles started off the season with five wins in six games before losing the final three games of their Florida Spring Break trip to sit at 5-4. The Stevens Point Pointers went 6-3 on their opening trip to Florida, but couldn't help but be a little disappointed as they were ranked as high as number two in the country.

Now sitting at #9 the Pointers will look to beat a quality in region opponent in Edgewood as they prepare for the WIAC Schedule.

Edgewood will also open up conference play in the NAC this weekend but hopes to gain some momentum by beating what many consider the top team in the state of Wisconsin for Division III.

"UW-Stevens Point has won all 13 meetings over Edgewood College in the history of the two teams. Last year, the Eagles pushed the 22nd-ranked Pointers to the limit losing a pair of one-run games 2-1 and 5-4."

In short, the Pointers put away any question whether they should be mentioned with the top teams in the country. UWSP won game one 14-4 and won game two 19-1 in an amazing 34 hit performance in just 14 innings.

In game one, the Pointers got multi RBI games from five different players. Justin Jirschele led the way with three while Jared Surman, Max Mittelstaedt, Kevin Thomas and Steve Consadine all knocked in two. Cody Koback and Jirschele scored four runs in the ball game.

On the hill, Scott Williams went the distance allowing three earned (four total) while striking out eight in seven innings.

Ryan Walker led the Edgewood attack with a 2-4 performance.

Game two featured a 20 hit performance from Point that saw them score in six out of seven innings. The Pointers got three-hit performances from four players (Douglas, Koback, Jirschele and Jordan Rennicke). Douglas also walked six times to reach base in all six of his at bat.

Douglas and Koback each scored five runs in the game while Koback also knocked in five RBI. Joel Delorit got the win pitching five innings and allowing just three hits and zero runs.

MVP: Cody Koback had a huge day for Point scoring nine runs, knocking in five RBI on four hits, stealing three bases and hitting two triples.

Records: UWSP 8-3 and Edgewood College 5-6

Around the Horn for Tuesday, March 29

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Platteville Drops a Heartbreaker to Loras Fall to 1-9
Host Loras rallied from a two-run deficit in the eighth for a 9-7 win over the University of Wisconsin-Platteville baseball team on Tuesday afternoon.

The Pioneers (1-9) had built a 7-5 advantage over the first seven innings with nine hits, including two each from Aaron Hopson and Brad Milka. UW-Platteville elected to before the game to use many of the arms in its arsenal with seven different pitchers taking to the mound.

Loras (6-9) spread eight hits among seven players but it was a three-RBI double by Austin Brown in the bottom of the eighth that put them in front for the first time on the afternoon. Travis Olson followed that up with an insurance run on a RBI single, scoring Brown.

UW-Platteville got on the board in the top of the first on a grand slam by Brett Benesh that took advantage of two walks and a Loras error for the early 4-0 lead.

Loras cut into the lead in its half to the first with a RBI double to trim the lead to 4-1. The Pioneers got the run back in the third on a RBI groundout by Trevor Kattre to score Hopson, who had reached on an error earlier in the inning.

With a 5-1 lead, the Duhawks tied it in the fourth with a four-run inning. Two of the four came on a two-RBI single and the other two came on a two-run home run by Kyle Soeder.

With the game tied at 5, the Pioneers came back with two more in its half of the fifth on a RBI groundout by Benesh and a RBI single by Kattre to put UW-Platteville back in front by a 7-5 margin.

The Pioneers stranded five runners over the next three innings in an attempt to extend the lead. However, it was the Duhawks who came back with a threat and the come-from-behind effort when they scored four times in the bottom of the eighth for the comeback win.

For the Pioneers, Davis Lenzen was the losing pitcher to fall to 0-2 on the season. He struck out three, gave up two hits and allowed four unearned runs in the process. For the Duhawks, Spencer Radabaugh evened his record to 1-1, pitching the final 1 1/3 for Loras.

Beloit Sweeps Knox in Doubleheader
The Buccaneers got back to winning ways by sweeping Knox College 5-1 and 13-8 on Tuesday. 

Alex Norman went the distance in game one for his third complete game victory of the season. The junior gave up just two hits in seven innings while also striking out four Knox batters. 

Mike Ross led the 11 hit output for the Bucks with a 3-3 day and two RBI. Jake Majeski was strong as well with a 2-2 game with an RBI and a run.

Game two was more of a slug fest for the two teams as Knox earned the sweep with a 13-8 victory. 

Jake Tresemer had three hits and two runs, Mike Kovach had two hits, three RBI and a run, Ross had two more hits, two RBI and three runs and Majeski had two hits, two RBI and a run. 
The Bucs now sit at 6-4 as they prepare for a battle with nationally ranked Illinois Wesleyan.

Viterbo Splits with St. Mary's University in Winona, MN.
The V-Hawks moved to 11-14 overall with a split against St. Mary's on Tuesday. They dropped game one 8-3 before battling back for a 14-5 win to salvage the split.

After only managing seven hits in the opener, the V-Hawks cranked out 16 hits in game two. That included three hit performances from Cody Brown, Brett Retenmeier and Kahtan Al-Kaissy.

Rettenmeir smashed a home run and had four RBI on the day. Justin Daniels and Al-Kaissy both added three RBI to the attack.

Toby Turres picked up the win while Chad Wyss picked up the save working three scoreless innings allowing just a single walk.

Rettenmeier also hit a home run and had two hits in game one.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Division III Wisconsin State Rankings Week 2

1. Oshkosh (9-1) - The Titans are a no-brainer number one this week. Rubens and Schreiber are scary but perhaps the most impressive thing is how the back end of the Titans' rotation pitched against strong competition.
2. Whitewater (5-2)
3. Carthage (8-3)
4. Stevens Point (6-3) The Pointers found their sticks but still weren't quite as advertised
5. Edgewood (5-3) - Presented with a great opportunity this week against USWP
6. La Crosse (5-3)
7. Beloit  (4-4) 
8. St. Norbert (4-7)
9. Lakeland (5-5)- Two losses to North Park raising questions about the Muskies.
10. Wisconsin Lutheran (8-5) - 4 game sweep of North Central (MN.) allows WLC to crack top 10 
11. Concordia (4-7)
12. Ripon (2-8)
13. Stout (3-7)
14. Superior (3-6) - 3-4 against D3 competition. Could surprise some in the WIAC
15. Platteville (1-6)
16. Marian (3-5)
17. Milwaukee School of Engineering (3-9)
18. Northland (2-6) 
19. Lawrence (1-7)
20. Carroll (1-8) - 0-8 trip in Florida drops Carroll to the bottom of the rankings
21. Maranantha (0-0)

Monday, March 28, 2011

Around the Horn: Monday, March 28

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Carroll Picks Up First Victory of Season Over Dominican
Led by Drew Volkmann, the Pioneers picked up the first coaching victory for Derek Hassell, 8-4 over Dominican.

Volkman went 3-4 with an RBI and three runs scored whil also adding a stolen base. Matt Busse had two hits and two RBI.

On the mound Tim Holan and Cale Ross combined to hold Dominican to four runs in nine innings.

Parkside Earns Split in Conference Doubleheader
The Rangers earned a come from behind 4-3 victory in game one before dropping game two 3-2 against Missouri-St. Louis.

Game one was sent to extra innings when Parkside scored two runs in the seventh inning. They finally tacked on the lead run in eleventh and held on for the victory.

Mike Anderson, Taylor Schwarz and Robert Bellish all had two hits and an RBI with Bellish providing two RBI. Ryan Windt went an amazing 10 innings allowing just one earned run and striking out ten batters to earn the victory. Schwarz picked up the save pitching a scoreless 11th.

John Perszyk had two hits and two RBI in game two but that was about all the Rangers could muster as they fell 3-2. 

Wisconsin Lutheran Completes Four Game Sweep of North Central
After taking two games on Sunday, the Wisconsin Lutheran Warriors continued their solid play in sweeping North Central on Monday by scores of 8-0 and 9-3.

In game one, Matt Lang pitched a four hit, complete game shutout for the Warriors. He struck out seven batters while not allowing a single walk. Garrick Day led the offense with two hits including a first inning two-run homer. The freshmen also scored three times in teh ball game.

Day continued his solid play in the second game, but this time on the mound. He pitched five innings of relief, allowing just one run to earn the victory.

Tyler Schoen had three hits, Justin Barkhurst had two hits and Josh Tanguay had a home run and three RBI.

WLC moves to 8-5 on the season.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Around the Horn Weekend Edition

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Madison College Sweeps Carl Sundberg Behind Effertz No-No
I will spare everyone the lame pun on effort, but Madison College's Joel Effertz threw a five inning no hitter to lead the WolfPack to an 11-0 game one victory over Carl Sundberg on Sunday.

The freshmen struck out nine batters and walked only two batters as he dominated all five innings. The offense helped out their pitcher's cause by striking for 11 runs on 12 hits to put the mercy rule into effect.

The offense stayed hot for game two as the WolfPack scored 13 runs on 16 hits in the 13-4 victory. Tyler Brusky led the way with three hits and five RBI. Ryan Freitag was not far behind as he had two hits and three RBI as well as three runs.

Madison improves to 9-4 on the year.

Oshkosh Wins Final Two Games in Florida over Scranton
The Titans extended their winning streak to nine consecutive games with 6-3 and 14-6 victories over the University of Scranton on Saturday.

In game one, the Titans used an 11 hit outburst to get by with a 6-3 victory. Nolan Fadness, Tyler Kamps and Derek Hiroskey all had two hits with Kamps adding a game high three RBI. Fadness scored two runs and added a triple.

Luke Westphal picked up the victory working 4.1 innings with Troy Mrkvicka picking up his fourth save on the year with 2.2 scoreless.

In game two, the Titans again struck 11 hits but were able to score 14 runs. Fadness had another big game with two hits, three RBI and a run.Hiroskey scored three runs and drove in three more on one hit and two walks. Leading the way for the offense, however, was Doug Beattle who went 2-3 with four RBI and three runs.

Andrew Murphy picked up the win but struggled through his four innings. Mrkvicka pitched two more scoreless frames and Travis Sindles finished the game with a rough seventh inning.

The Titans finished their trip with the best record of any team in the state at 9-1, making a strong case to move to number one in next weeks edition of the state rankings.

Milwaukee Splits Four Game Series at IPFW
As was noted in the last Around the Horn, UWM won game one of the series 5-4. In the next three games, IPFW took two of three to earn a split of the series.

In game two, IPFW turned the 5-4 score around on the Panthers to even the series. Cole Kraft led the way for the Panthers with three hits while freshmen Sam Koenig and Derek Peake each added two hits a piece. Chad Pierce struck out seven in five innings of work but could not pick up the victory as Gunnar Eastman surrendered the lead in relief.

In game three, the Panthers and Mastadons battled for 12 innings before the Panthers struck for four in the 12th to win 5-1. Eric Semmelhack worked eight innings only surrendering a single run on five hits. Relievers Cuyler Franzke and Kaleb Engelke combined for four scoreless innings to get the win. Jonathan Capasso led the offense with three hits while Doug Dekoning and Kraft each had two. Nick Lingvay added two RBI for the victorious Panthers.

With the Panthers going for the series victory, IPFW's Samuel Walker pitched a complete game shut out only allowing two hits and three walks.

The Panthers are now 5-15 on the season and IPFW is 4-12.

Superior Ends Arizona Trip with Doubleheader Split Against Hamline
Superior dropped game one of a doubleheader 16-0 before fighting back for an 8-7 victory over Hamline on Saturday in Phoenix.

UW-Superior finishes their trip to Arizona 3-6 and will next be in action against UW-Whitewater.

Cardinal Stritch Sweeps Doubleheader from Holy Cross College
The Wolves won by scores of 8-0 and 8-2 to move to 6-9 on the season. No stats were yet available for the game.

Wisconsin Lutheran College Sweeps North Central (Minnesota)
The Warriors took two games from North Central in Iowa on Sunday afternoon by scores of 5-0 and 10-8.

In game one, Alex Raver tossed his second complete-game shutout of the season allowing just two hits over seven innings and striking out six. Josh Ferrell added two hits including a home run, two RBI and two runs scored.

In game two, the Warriors got only six hits but got help from seven North Central errors to lead to 10 runs. Ferrell picked up the win in relief.

WLC moves their record above .500 to 6-5.