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Whitewater wins WIAC baseball title

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Gazette Staff
May 5, 2008

WIAC BASEBALLl


(League Final)


League Season


W L W L


Whitewater 20 4 33 6


Oshkosh 19 5 28 7


Stevens Point 16 8 25 14


La Crosse 12 12 19 18


Platteville 9 15 17 23


Superior 4 20 15 23


Stout 4 20 12 25


RESULTS MONDAY


Whitewater 13-15, Stevens Point 3-8


Oshkosh 12-7, Platteville 2-3


La Crosse 2-20, Superior 1-12


WIAC TOURNAMENT


At Witter Field, Wis. Rapids


Friday


Game 1—No. 1 Whitewater vs. No. 4 La Crosse, 10 a.m.


Game 2—No. 2 Oshkosh vs. No. 3 Stevens Point, 1 p.m.


Game 3—Game 1 loser vs. Game 2 loser, 4 p.m.


Game 4—Game 1 winner vs. Game 2 winner, 7 p.m.


Saturday


Game 5—Game 3 winner vs. Game 4 loser, noon


Game 6—Game 4 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 3 p.m.


Game 7—Same teams, if necessary, 6 p.m.



UW-Whitewater swept a doubleheader from visiting UW-Stevens Point to clinch the undisputed Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference baseball championship Monday.


The Warhawks defeated the Pointers, 13-3 and 15-8, to finish 20-4 and gain their sixth outright title in eight years.


In Game 1, the Warhawks collected 14 hits, including a pair of home runs from Kevin Zalnis and one homer each from Joe Munn and Billy Johnson.


Whitewater starter Aaron Dott (6-0) gave up three runs on six hits. He notched 11 strikeouts and walked five in going the distance.


In Game 2, the Warhawks won a wild affair that included seven errors. The teams combined for 27 hits and left 22 runners on base.


Whitewater managed 16 hits off five Point pitchers. Munns had four hits in five at-bats and a pair of RBIs. Jordan Stine went 2-for-4 with a home run. Stevens Point had 11 hits, including three home runs.


Whitewater starter Mike Jacobson (7-1) allowed seven runs on eight hits through five innings to gain the victory.


The Warhawks took a 12-3 lead after a six-run rally in the fifth inning.


Whitewater goes into the WIAC double-elimination tournament as the No. 1 seed. The Warhawks play No. 4 UW-La Crosse at 10 a.m. Friday at Wisconsin Rapids.


(First Game)


WHITEWATER 13, STEVENS POINT 3


Stevens Point (ab-r-h-rbi)—Hojnacki lf, 2-0-0-0; Archambeau rf, 4-0-0-0; Frank 1b, 3-1-0-0; Coe c, 3-1-1-2; Scheidler cf, 4-0-4-0; Bushong ss, 4-0-10; Surman dh, 2-0-0-0; Considine dh, 1-0-0-0; Heiden 3b, 3-0-0-0; Cummings 2b, 2-1-0-0. Totals: 28-3-6-2.


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlmann 2b, 4-1-2-0; J. Donovan 1b, 4-1-1-0; Corcoran dh, 4-2-0-0; Zalnis 3b, 5-3-4-5; Prather lf, 4-2-1-1; Stine cf, 4-1-3-2, Munn rf, 3-2-1-2, Johnson c, 5-1-2-3, Kenseth ss, 4-0-0-0. Totals; 37-13-14-13.


UW-Stevens Point 001 002 00—3


UW-Whitewater 201 025 03—13


E—Archambeau. DP—Whitewater 1. LOB—Stevens Point 6, Whitewater 9. HR—Coe, Zalnis 2, Munn, Johnson. SB—Scheidler, Kummings, Kuhlman.


IP H R ER BB SO


Stevens Point


Delorit (L, 3-1) 4 1-3 8 5 4 2 4


Williams 3 6 8 8 3 1


Whitewater


Dott (W, 6-0) 8 6 3 2 5 11


(Second Game)


WHITEWATER 15, STEVENS POINT 8


Stevens Point (ab-r-h-rbi)—Hojnacki lf, 5-1-0-0; Archambeau rf, 3-0-1-0; Surman ph 1-1-0-0; Scheidler cf, 6-3-3-3; coe dh, 5-1-2-2; Bushong ss, 4-1-2-1; Heiden 3b, 5-0-0-0; Considine c, 5-0-1-0; Cummings 2b, 5-1-1-1. Totals: 42-8-11-8.


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlman 2b, 3-2-2-2; J. Donovan 1b, 5-1-2-2; Corcoran dh, 0-0-0-0; Schliewe pr, 2-3-1-0; Prather lf, 4-2-2-1; Stine cf, 4-1-2-2; Munn rf, 5-3-4-2; Johnson c, 5-1-0-0; Kenseth ss, 5-2-3-1. Totals: 38-15-16-10.


UW-Stevens Point 300 004 010—8


UW-Whitewater 302 161 11x—15


E—Considine 2, Cummings, Zielke, Kuhlman, Zalnis, Kenseth. DP—Stevens Point 1. LOB—Stevens PoInt 14, Whitewater 8. 2B—Kuhlman, J. Donovan, Prather, Munn. HR—Scheidler, Coe, Cummings, Stine. SB—Bushong, Kuhlmann, Munn, Kenseth 2.


IP H R ER BB SO


Stevens Point


Nix (L, 7-3) 4 8 8 7 3 4


Hoeschele 0 3 4 0 1 0


Thompson 1-3 0 0 0 0 0


Zielke 2 2-3 3 2 0 2 3


Lorenz 1 2 1 1 0 0


Whitewater


Jacobson (W, 7-1) 5 8 7 6 4 1


Hooper 4 3 1 1 0 4



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