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Whitewater baseball team wins NCAA opener

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Gazette Staff
May 15, 2008
— Kevin Zalnis smacked two homers and drove in five runs to pace UW-Whitewater to a 7-4 victory over St. Scholastica in the opening round of the double-elimination NCAA Division III regional baseball tournament here Wednesday.

The Warhawks (36-8) advance to the winner’s bracket to face Carthage College (35-8) of Kenosha at 4 p.m. today.


Zalnis, who hit a solo homer in the third, ripped a three-run homer in the seventh—his 16th of the season—to give the Warhawks the lead for good at 6-4. Whitewater’s Cory Trepanier smacked a pinch-hit solo homer in the eighth for the final outcome.


St. Scholastica scored four runs on four hits, including a three-run homer for a 4-3 lead in the sixth inning.


Whitewater reliever Gregg Reik stopped St. Scholastica on no hits through the final 2 1/3 innings for the victory. Aaron Dott, the Warhawks’ starting pitcher, allowed four runs on nine hits in 6 2/3 innings. Dott notched nine strikeouts and walked one.


WHITEWATER 7, ST. SCHOLASTICA 4


St. Scholastica (ab-r-h-rbi)—Blake, cf, 5-0-1-0; Gerten, 3b, 4-1-1-0; Claugherty, 1b, 3-1-3-1; Carlson, 2b, 4-0-1-0; Kraushaar, lf, 4-1-1-0; Lewis, c, 4-1-1-3; Gaub, rf, 4-0-0-0; Wojtysiak, ss, 3-0-1-0; Marshik, dh, 4-0-0-0. Totals: 35-4-9-4.


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Kuhlmann, 2b, 5-2-3-0; Donovan, 1b, 5-1-2-0; Corcoran, dh, 4-1-0-0; Zalnis, 3b, 4-2-3-5; Prather, lf, 3-0-1-1; Stine, cf, 3-0-0-0; Munn, rf, 4-0-0-0; Johnson, c, 4-0-1-0; Kenseth, ss, 3-0-1-0; Trepanier, ph, 1-1-1-1. Totals: 36-7-12-7.


St. Scholastica 000 004 000—4


UW-Whitewater 201 000 31x—7


E—Lewis, Gaub, Burg. DP—UWW 1. DP—SS. LOB—6, UWW 7. 2B—Claugherty, Wojtysiak. HR—Lewis, Zalnis 2, Trepanier.


IP H R ER BB SO


St. Scholastica


Burg 8 12 7 5 3 5


Whitewater


Dott 6 2-3 9 4 4 1 9


Relk 2 1-3 0 0 0 0 0


NCAA DIVISION III BASEBALL


UW-OSHKOSH REGIONAL


At E.J. Schneider Field


(Double elimination)


WEDNESDAY


Game 1—St. Thomas (Minn.) 15, Knox (Ill.) 1


Game 2—UW-Whitewater 7, St. Scholastica (Minn.) 4


Game 3—Carthage 6, UW-Oshkosh 3


TODAY


Game 4—Knox (15-24) vs. St. Scholastica (32-5), 10 a.m.


Game 5—St. Thomas vs. UW-Oshkosh (29-10),


Game 6—UW-Whitewater (36-8) vs. Carthage (36-8)


AUGUSTANA REGIONAL


At Moline, Ill.


(Double elimination)


WEDNESDAY


Game 1—Webster (Mo.) 7, Illinois Wesleyan 0


Game 2—UW-Stevens Point 2, Linfield (Ore.) 1 (10)


Game 3—Augustana (Ill.) 6, Wartburg (Iowa) 5


TODAY


Game 4—Ilinois Wesleyan (33-10) vs. Linfield (30-11), noon


Game 5—Webster (29-13) vs. Wartburg (26-14), 3:30 p.m.


Game 6—UW-Stevens Point (29-14) vs. Augustana (33-11), 7 p.m.



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