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Warhawk baseball team falls to Pointers

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Gazette Staff
May 10, 2008
— Regular-season WIAC champion UW-Whitewater suffered a 7-5 loss to UW-Stevens Point and fell to the losers’ bracket of the league baseball tournament here Friday.

Whitewater (34-7) faces UW-Oshkosh (29-8) at noon today. The Warhawks defeated UW-La Crosse, 14-9, in the tournament opener.


The Pointers (27-14) slammed the Warhawks with a six-run rally in the sixth inning to go ahead 7-2. Tim Schlosser smacked a three-run homer to highlight Point’s four-hit rally.


Whitewater rallied for three runs in the seventh, but it was blanked the rest of the way.


Point reliever Jeff Zielke held the Warhawks to one run on two hits through three innings. Whitewater starter Adam Dott allowed all seven runs on five hits through 5 2/3 innings for the loss.


STEVENS POINT 7, WHITEWATER 5


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlman, 5-0-0-0; Donovan, 1b, 2-1-0-0; Schliewe, dh, 5-2-2-1; Zalnis, 3b, 5-1-2-1; Prather, lf, 4-0-2-2; Stine, cf, 3-1-0-0; Munn, rf, 4-0-1-0; Johnson, c, 3-0-0-1; Kenseth, ss, 3-0-0-1. Totals: 35-5-7-5.


Stevens Point (ab-r-h-rbi)—Hojnacki, lf, 4-0-0-0; Archambeau, rf, 2-1-0-0; Scheidler, cf, 4-1-1-0; Coe, dh, 3-0-0-0; Bushong, ss, 3-1-0-1; Frank, 1b, 3-2-2-2; Schlosser, 2b, 3-1-1-3; Warwick, c, 3-1-1-1; Considine, c, 0-0-0-0; Larsen, 3b, 3-0-0-0; Fritz, 3b, 0-0-0-0. Totals: 28-7-5-7.


UW-Whitewater 000 110 300—5


UW-Stevens Point 000 016 00x—7


E—Johnson, Larsen. DP—WW 1, SP 1. LOB—WW 11, STP 3. 2B—Zalnis, Prather. HR—Schliewe, Frank, T. Schlosser, Warwick. SB—Bushong.


IP H R ER BB SO


Whitewater


Dott 5 2-3 5 7 7 5 6


Hooper 2 1-3 0 0 0 1 3


Stevens Point


Kempf 6 5 4 2 3 3


Zielke 3 2 1 1 0 5


Whitewater 14, La Crosse 9—The Warhawks won their first WIAC tournament game in two years, despite getting out-hit 18 to 11.


Whitewater (34-6) rolled to a 6-1 lead after two innings and led 11-3 after five.


La Crosse (19-19) scored four runs in the eighth and had the tying run at the plate, but a pop foul ended the inning.


Kevin Zalnis hit two- and three-run home runs to lead Whitewater’s 11-hit attack. Zalnis has a team-leading 14 home runs.


Whitewater starter Adam Dominik allowed eight runs on 15 hits to gain the victory.


WHITEWATER 14, LA CROSSE 9


La Crosse (ab-r-h-rbi)—Weber, 2b, 5-0-0-0; Otto, ss, 5-0-1-0; Gram, cf, 4-2-3-2; Schmidt, 1b, 5-1-3-1; O’Donnell, lf, 5-0-1-0; Peterson, dh, 5-2-2-1; Kerr, rf, 5-2-3-0; Peterson, 3b, 5-1-4-3; Poppitz, c, 3-1-1-1. Totals: 42-9-18-8.


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlman, 2b, 3-1-1-0; Donovan, 1b, 5-2-2-0; Schliewe, dh, 3-3-1-1; Adamson, pr, 0-1-0-0; Zalnis, 3b, 4-3-2-6; Prather, lf, 4-1-1-0; Stine, lf, 4-1-1-0; Munn, rf, 5-1-2-1; Johnson, c, 3-1-1-2; Kenseth, 5-1-1-0. Totals: 35-14-11-11.


UW-La Crosse 100 201 140—9


UW-Whitewater 420 230 03x—14


E—Weber, Otto 3, Gibson. DP—LC 1, WW 1. LOB—LC 8, WW 7. 2B—Schmidt, Kerr, To. Peterson, Donovan, Kenseth. HR—Gram, Zalnis 2, Johnson. SH—Kuhlmann. SF—Poppitz, Stine. SB—Ty. Peterson, Kerr, Kuhlmann, Prather, Stine.


IP H R ER BB SO


La Crosse


Gibson 4 8 11 6 2 0


Walczak 3 1 2 2 1 3


Brehm 1 2 1 1 1 0


Whitewater


Dominick 7 15 8 8 1 9


Reik 2 3 1 1 0 2



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