Eagles Rally Past Warriors In Shortened Twinbill

Eagles Rally Past Warriors In Shortened Twinbill

MILWAUKEE (WLCSports.com) – A two-out, seven-run rally in the sixth inning proved costly as the Wisconsin Lutheran College baseball team dropped an 8-2 NACC decision against Benedictine Sunday afternoon at Neumann Family Field. Game two was postponed to a later date due to cold weather conditions.

 

  • Final Score: Benedictine 8, Wisconsin Lutheran 2
  • Records: Wisconsin Lutheran (8-8, 1-2 NACC), Benedictine (8-6, 1-0 NACC)
  • Location: Neumann Family Field, Milwaukee, Wis.

  • WLC struck quickly in the first as Jake Schwall (West Allis, Wis.) drove in Ryan Dominick (Bartlett, Ill.). After Schwall swiped second, Sid Lehman (Theresa, Wis.) drove a line drive to the opposite field to give the Warriors an early 2-0 lead.
  • After three scoreless innings from Dylan Knoespel (Brillion, Wis.), the Eagles cracked the scoreboard in the fourth with an RBI double from Michael Chaffin.
  • The Warriors threatened to break the game open in the bottom of the fifth as they loaded the bases with one out, but a strikeout and a putout at the plate on a wild pitch held the Green and White scoreless to keep the score at 2-1.
  • After two quick outs in the top of the sixth, BenU had nine straight batters reach base, six via hits, for a seven-run inning to take an 8-2 lead.
  • Neither team added a tally to the scoring column over the final three-and-a-half innings as Benedictine took the 8-2 victory.
  • Schwall and Dominick each recorded three hits for WLC, which tallied nine for the game. Schwall added an RBI and two stolen bases, while Dominick had a stolen base of his own.
  • Knoespel suffered the loss, allowing six earned runs on nine hits in 5.2 innings.

  • Ryan Miller earned the win on the mound for BenU as he allowed just two earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings of work. Chaffin, Tyler Woynerowski, and Chase Patterson each recorded two hits each for the Eagles.

  • The Warriors return to the diamond Wednesday for a non-conference contest at Carroll (6-8). First pitch is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. at Frame Park in Waukesha.