UW-Whitewater baseball team sweeps UW-La Crosse
UW-Whitewater went to 4-0 in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference with a doubleheader sweep over visiting UW-La Crosse on Sunday.
The No. 4-ranked Warhawks won all four games in the weekend series over the No. 15-ranked Eagles (10-9, 0-4 in the WIAC).
The Warhawks scored a run in the 12th inning to win the first game 4-3. Whitewater had an easier time in the second game, grinding out a 6-2 victory.
In the first game, junior first baseman Blake Fleischman led off the bottom of the 12th with a walk-off, solo home run to deep right field.
Second baseman Steve Chamberlain hit two solo shots and went 3-for-5 in the victory. The two teams combined to leave 22 runners on base in the three-hour, 33-minute game.
Mike Nompleggi pitched four scoreless innings in relief to earn the victory and go to 2-0 this season.
Ankur Shah pitched a complete game and did not allow an earned run in the second game. Shah improved to 3-0 with his six-strikeout performance.
Brett Krause went 3-for-5, and Fleischman went 2-for-2 with two RBI and three runs scored.
The Warhawks (16-2) host Concordia (Wis.) for a single nonconference game Tuesday at 3 p.m. at Miller Stadium.
WHITEWATER 4, LA CROSSE 3, 12 inn.
La Crosse 000 210 000 000—3 11 0
Whitewater 000 102 000 001—4 13 1
McMahon, Rude (6), Willems (6) and Roethle; Wuethrich, Nompleggi (9) and Aiello.
Leading hitters—Zyhowski (LC) 2x4, Heili (LC) 2x6, Stolzman (LC) 2x4, Robson (LC) 2x5; Fleischman (W) 3x5, Chamberlain (W) 3x5, Kuczynski (W) 2x5. 2B—Zyhowski (LC), Stolzman (LC), Chamberlain (W), Aldridge (W). HR—Fleischman (W), Chamberlain (W) 2.
WP--Mike Nompleggi (2-0). LP--Caleb Willems (0-2).
SO—McMahon (LC) 6, Willems (LC) 6; Wuethrich (W) 10, Nompleggi (W) 2. BB—McMahon 2, Wuethrich 2, Nompleggi 2.
WHITEWATER 6, LA CROSSE 2
La Crosse 000 000 020—2 7 3
Whitewater 000 301 02x—6 9 2
Stahulak, Pronschinske (3), Rude (8) and Roethle; Shah and Aiello.
Leading hitters—Heili (LC) 2x3, Robson (LC) 2x3, Cook (LC) 2x4; Fleischman (W) 2x2, Krause (W) 3x5, Chamberlain (W) 2x4. HR—Fleischman (W).
SO—Stahulak (LC) 3, Pronschinske (LC) 7, Rude (LC) 1; Shah (W) 6. BB—Stahulak 4, Rude 1; Shah 1.
WP—Shah (3-0). LP—Pronschinske (0-1).
Last updated: 11:50 pm Sunday, April 9, 2017