Warriors Rally Past Sabres For Conference-Opening Split

Warriors Rally Past Sabres For Conference-Opening Split

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WLCSports.com) - Jake Wiedower (St. Francis, Wis.) threw 7.0 effective innings and the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team scored three eighth-inning runs to hold on for a 4-2 come-from-behind win over Marian Thursday in the conference opener for both teams at Herr-Baker Field. The Sabres claimed a 9-1 game two win to salvage the split.

  • Final Scores: Wisconsin Lutheran 4, Marian 2; Marian 9, Wisconsin Lutheran 1
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (8-7, 1-1 NACC), Marian (9-4, 1-1 NACC)
  • Location: Herr-Baker Field, Fond du Lac, Wis.

  • The Sabres struck first in the opening inning on a two-out RBI single to right field from Jake Arens for a 1-0 lead. Marian made it a 2-0 score in the second on an RBI double from Jonah Landowski.
  • After escaping out of a bases loaded jam in the bottom of the fifth, the Warriors cracked the scoring column in the sixth on an RBI single to left by Joey Tilley (Muskego, Wis.) that scored Ryan Dominick (Bartlett, Ill.).
  • The first three WLC batters reached base in the eighth, including Tilley whose RBI single to right center scored Jake Schwall (West Allis, Wis.) to even the score at 2-2. Johnny Offenbacher (Waukesha, Wis.) reached safely on a two-out error two batters later that scored Tilley for a 3-2 Warriors lead. Brannigan Hart (Davie, Fla.) followed with an infield single, but an errant throw scored Matthew Schulenburg (Hampshire, Ill.) from third for a 4-2 advantage.
  • Wisconsin Lutheran threatened for additional insurance in the ninth by loading the bases with nobody out, but the Sabres escaped any damage with a pair of strikeouts and a fielder's choice.
  • Marian also loaded the bases in its last at-bat with one out, but Fabio Kamitani (Naviraí, Brazil) who came on in relief for Wiedower in the eighth, induced a strikeout and a game-ending lineout to preserve the win.
  • Dominick led a 12-hit Warriors offensive attack by going 4-for-5, while Tilley went 3-for-5 with two RBIs.
  • Wiedower pitched 7.0 effective innings, allowing just two runs on seven hits while striking out seven for his first win of the season.
  • Kamitani closed the door with a two-inning save, his second of the season, while striking out three.

  • Marian took advantage of five walks by Warriors pitching in the first inning and scored five times on just two hits for an early lead.
  • The Warriors had a runner reach scoring position three times in the first four innings, but failed to drive any runs home.
  • MU tacked on two more runs in the fifth on an RBI double and sacrifice fly for a 7-0 lead.
  • The hosts added another tally to their total in the sixth on a two-out RBI single.
  • WLC cracked the scoring column for the first time in the eighth when Hart drove in Offenbacher on a two-out RBI single.
  • Schwall recorded two of Wisconsin Lutheran's four hits in the nightcap, while also drawing a walk.

  • Jake Arens went 3-for-5 with an RBI for the Sabres in game one. Logan Bosquez allowed a pair of unearned runs in two innings of relief to suffer the loss. Sean Meyer had three hits, three RBIs, and scored twice for Marian in game two. Jordan Bock allowed just three hits over 7.0 shutout innings to earn the win.

  • The Warriors return home Sunday for another NACC doubleheader against Benedictine (7-6, 0-0 NACC). The Eagles open conference play Saturday hosting Lakeland. First pitch is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. at Neumann Family Field.