Warriors Answer Last In Wild Split With Bucs

Warriors Answer Last In Wild Split With Bucs

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) - The Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team scored single runs in the last of the seventh and eighth innings to hold off the resurgent Beloit Buccaneers 11-10 in game two of its non-conference doubleheader Wednesday afternoon at Neumann Family Field. The Bucs erased a five-run deficit in the opener to steal a 10-9 win from the Warriors, marking a series split for the fifth straight time between the two squads.

  • Final Scores: Beloit 10, Wisconsin Lutheran 9; Wisconsin Lutheran 11, Beloit 10
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (7-6), Beloit (7-6)
  • Location: Neumann Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • The Warriors took a 2-1 lead after the first inning when Jake Schwall (West Allis, Wis.) scored on a wild pitch and Matthew Schulenburg (Hampshire, Ill.) followed with an RBI single that plated Joey Tilley (Muskego, Wis.).
  • Following two straight scoreless frames from Beloit, WLC added three more runs to its total in the third when Gunner Amelunk (Wales, Wis.) crossed home plate on Tilley's hit by pitch and Schulenburg followed with another two-run single scoring Schwall and Brannigan Hart (Davie, Fla.).
  • Five straight batters reached base safely after two outs for Beloit in the sixth as the visitors tacked on two runs to make it a 5-3 score.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran responded for three runs in the bottom of the inning on consecutive RBI singles from Schwall and Tilley. Schulenburg also reached on an error on the ensuing play, allowing a third run to reach home safely.
  • Mistakes plagued the Warriors in the seventh as they committed four errors and Beloit scored seven times on just two hits to take a 10-8 lead.
  • WLC threatened after two outs in its last at-bat by placing two runners on and scoring on an error, but the Bucs escaped out of the inning for the 10-9 win.
  • Schwall and Schulenburg each collected two hits for the Warriors, with Schwall scoring three times and Schulenburg driving in three.

  • Beloit struck first with three unearned runs on just two hits in the first inning, but the Warriors got one run back as Hart reached home on a throwing error.
  • WLC put up a three-spot of its own in the second when Johnny Offenbacher (Waukesha, Wis.) and Nick Poblocki (Bartlett, Ill.) both scored on a fielding error and Hart's one-out double plated Spencer Michaelis (Wauwatosa, Wis.).
  • Wisconsin Lutheran answered the Bucs' lone run in the third with another three-run inning. Poblocki led off the frame with a solo shot to left and Amelunk and Michaelis scored on Hart's two-out single for a 7-4 lead.
  • Beloit made it a one-run game in the fourth on a two-out, two-RBI single from Nick Schmidt.
  • The Warriors made it a 9-6 game in the fifth with two runs as Evan Sadowski (New Berlin, Wis.) scored on a wild pitch and Michaelis scored on Schwall's sac fly to center.
  • The Bucs put together another two-out rally in the seventh, scoring four runs on three hits as six straight batters reached safely.
  • WLC had two runners on with two outs in the seventh and tied the game when pinch runner Daven Eidem (Los Angeles, Calif.) scored on a throwing error to send the game to extras.
  • The first two runners reached base for the Warriors in the eighth, and after an Offenbacher sacrifice bunt, Schulenburg laced a single down the left field line for the game-winning RBI.
  • Hart finished 4-for-4 with three RBIs and Poblocki went 3-for-4 with two runs and a RBI to lead the offense.
  • Joe Serbiak (Brookfield, Wis.) pitched a scoreless eighth inning while striking out two for his first career win.

  • The first three batters in Beloit's lineup had two hits apiece in the opener, while leadoff hitter Nick Schmidt drove in three runs. Mike Weeden allowed three runs over 3.0 innings to earn the win in relief, while David Harrison notched his second save of the season.
  • Four players tallied two hits each for the Bucs in the nightcap. Harrison suffered his first loss of the year in the final inning of relief.

  • The Warriors open conference play two days earlier than originally scheduled when they travel to Marian (8-3) tomorrow for a 1:00 p.m. doubleheader. Live stats and video will be available for both games at WLCSports.com.