Pitching, Timely Hitting Tame Panthers In Florida

Pitching, Timely Hitting Tame Panthers In Florida

FORT MYERS, Fla. (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team overcame an early 2-0 deficit and used a critical three-run fourth inning en route to a game two 5-4 victory over Pitt-Bradford Thursday afternoon at the Player Development Complex. The Panthers won game one 5-3 against WLC.

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  • Final Scores: Pitt-Bradford 5, Wisconsin Lutheran 3; Wisconsin Lutheran 5, Pitt-Bradford 4
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (5-2), Pitt-Bradford (6-3)
  • Location: Player Development Complex, Fort Myers, Fla.

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  • The Warriors struck first in the opening inning when Gunner Amelunk (Wales, Wis.) led off the game with a double and later scored on a sacrifice fly by Jake Schwall (West Allis, Wis.) to give WLC a 1-0 lead.
  • After the Warriors stranded a runner at third in the top half of the inning, the Panthers offense erupted for three runs on four hits to take a 3-1 lead.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran got a run back in the fourth with a sacrifice fly from Joey Tilley (Muskego, Wis.) that plated Brannigan Hart (Davie, Fla.).
  • The Panthers responded in their half of the fourth with a two-out, two-run double to the gap in left center to push their advantage to 5-2.
  • WLC threatened in the top of the fifth, but a diving play on a Schwall groundball kept the deficit at three runs.
  • The Warriors got a run in the sixth inning off an RBI single from Johnny Offenbacher (Waukesha, Wis.).
  • WLC could not get anything going in the seventh as the Panthers secured the 5-3 victory.
  • Hart and Amelunk each recorded two hits in the opener for WLC.
  • Jake Wiedower (St. Francis, Wis.) suffered the loss in his first start of the season, allowing five earned runs in 3.2 innings.

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  • The Panthers used three consecutive hits to take a quick 2-0 lead in the opening inning of game two.
  • WLC immediately responded with a pair of its own off a RBI double to left by Schwall and a RBI single to center by Sid Lehman (Theresa, Wis.) to knot the score at 2-2.
  • Starting pitcher Jake Constien (Sun Prairie, Wis.) settled in after the first and got run support in the fourth as the Warriors exploded for three two-out runs. Ethan Orcutt (East Dubuque, Ill.) recorded his first collegiate hit to plate Nick Poblocki (Bartlett, Ill.). Ryan Dominick (Bartlett, Ill.) then doubled high off the left field fence to plate two runs and give WLC a 5-2 lead.
  • A two-out rally by the Panthers in the sixth inning cut WLC's lead to 5-4.
  • Fabio Kamitani (Navirai, Brazil) had a quick three-up, three-down final frame for his first collegiate save.
  • Constien earned the win, allowing two runs on five hits with eight strikeouts in 5.0 innings on the bump.
  • Poblocki and Dominick each recorded two hits to lead the Warriors, who had nine in the contest.

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  • Alex Miles allowed just two earned runs in 6.0 innings to earn the win in game one. Five different players recorded a hit from Pitt-Bradford.
  • Kevin Rehak and Jason Lucarelli had two hits apiece for Pitt-Bradford. Alex Andrzejewski suffered the loss, allowing seven hits and five runs in 3.2 innings.

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  • Wisconsin Lutheran closes its spring break trip Friday with a doubleheader against Haverford (3-3). First pitch is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. CST at Terry Park. The Fords defeated Rockford 20-3 Thursday at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic.