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Whitewater sweeps Oshkosh in WIAC baseball

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Gazette staff
April 5, 2008
— UW-Whitewater played home run derby, belting five straight home runs en route to defeating visiting UW-Oshkosh, 9-7, in a WIAC baseball doubleheader sweep Saturday at Prucha Field.

The Warhawks defeated the Titans, 8-3, in Game 2.


In the opener, Ben Kuhlman, Jeff Donovan, Jordan Stine, Thomas Corcoran and Kevin Zalnis each hit solo homers off the Titans’ starter Ryan Demmin in the fifth inning to erase a 5-1 deficit for a 6-5 lead.


Oshkosh scored twice in the top of the ninth for a 7-6 lead.


The Warhawks (11-2, 2-0) scored three runs on three hits, including Zalnis’s second solo home run in the bottom of the ninth for the victory. The teams combined for 31 hits, including nine home runs.


Demmin allowed 13 of Whitewater’s 16 hits, while posting 13 strikeouts. The teams combined to hit six batters with a pitch.


Things settled down in Game 2, Whitewater pitchers held Oshkosh to two hits. Warhawks’ starter Aaron Dott allowed both hits through seven innings for the victory. Gregg Reik held the Titans hitless through the final two innings.


Whitewater scored five runs on four hits and an error in the second inning, including a two-run homer from Zalnis and a solo blast from Billy Johnson for a 5-0 lead. The Warhawks banged out 13 hits overall.


(First game)


UW-WHITEWATER 9, UW-OSHKOSH 7


UW-Oshkosh (ab-r-h-rbi)—Fadness cf, 5-0-1-1; Kannenberg 2b, 6-1-1-1; Demmin 1b, 5-1-3-0; Wetenkamp 3b, 3-1-1-0; Waupoose dh-c, 5-1-1-2; Leighton ss, 4-2-1-0; Fosler rf, 4-0-4-1; Berg lf, 3-1-2-0; Hiroskey c, 2-0-1-1; Berger ph-dh, 0-0-0-1. Totals: 37-7-15-7.


UW-Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlman 2b, 5-1-1-1; J. Donovan 1b, 5-1-2-1; Stine cf, 4-2-3-2; Corcoran rf, 5-1-2-1; Zalnis 3b, 5-2-2-2; Prather lf, 4-1-2-0; Trepanier dh, 4-0-0-0; Schliewe ph, 1-1-1-2; Johnson c, 3-0-2-0; Harder ss, 4-0-1-0. Totals: 40-9-16-9.


UW-Oshkosh 000 050 002—7


UW-Whitewater 001 050 003—9


E—Wetenkamp, Donovan. DP—UW-Whitewater. LOB—UW-Oshkosh 13, UW-Whitewater 10. 2B—Fadness, Waupoose, Stine. HR—Kannenbert, Kuhlmann, Donovan, Stine 2, Corcoran, Zalnis, Schliewe. SH—Fosler, Berg 2, Hiroskey. SF—Berger. SB—Fadness.


IP H R ER BB SO


UW-Oshhosh


Demmin 8 13 6 6 1 13


Rubens (L, 3-1) 0 3 3 3 0 0


UW-Whitewater


Dominick 4 9 5 5 1 3


Olson 4.2 5 2 2 0 1


Jacobson (W, 1-0) .1 1 0 0 0 0


(Second game)


UW-WHITEWATER 8, UW-OSHKOSH 3


UW-Oshkosh (ab-r-h-rbi)—Leighton ss, 3-0-0-0; Fadness cf, 4-1-1-1; Demmin 1b, 3-0-0-0; Wetenkamp 3b, 3-0-0-0; Berger dh, 2-1-0-0; Fosler rf, 3-1-1-0; Mau lf, 1-0-0-0; Jansen ph-lf, 2-0-0-1; Kannenberg 2b, 4-0-0-1; Hiroskey c, 2-0-0-0; Berg ph, 1-0-0-0. Totals: 28-3-2-3.


UW-Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlmann 2b, 2-0-0-0; Kenseth 2b-ss, 2-0-1-0; Rechlitz 2b, 0-0-0-0; Randy Johnson 1b, 0-0-0-0; Donovan 1b, 5-0-1-0; Stine cf, 3-2-2-0; Corcoran 4-0-2-3; Zalnis 3b, 4-1-1-1; Cordio 3b, 0-0-0-0; Prather lf, 3-2-1-0; Schliewe dh, 4-1-2-1; T. Donovan ph, 0-0-0-0: Ross pr, 0-0-0-0; Johnson c, 5-1-2-2; Harder ss, 3-1-1-1. Totals: 35-8-13-8.


UW-Oshkosh 001 002 000—3


UW-Whitewater 050 111 00x—8


E—Fosler, Helland, DP—UW-Oshkosh, UW-Whitewater. LOB—UW-Oshkosh 6, UW-Whitewater 12. 2B—Fosler, Stine, Schliewe. HR—Fadness, Zalnis, Johnson. SF—Corcoran. SB—Zalnis, Johnson.


IP H R ER BB SO


UW-Oshkosh


Helland (L, 0-1) 1 4 4 4 1 2


Kuepper 3 4 2 2 3 2


Leaman 1 2 2 2 3 1


Matson 2 3 0 0 0 2


UW-Whitewater


Dott (W, 3-0) 7 2 3 3 8 5


Reik 2 0 0 0 0 2



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