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UW-Whitewater baseball team needs two wins over Pointers

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Gazette Staff
May 15, 2010
— UW-Whitewater, the WIAC regular-season baseball champion, dug itself into a hole Friday and must win two games today to crawl out of it.

The second-ranked War-hawks lost 15-7 to UW-Stevens Point in the second game of the WIAC tournament at Jim Miller Stadium before blanking UW-Platteville, 14-0 in seven innings, to advance to today’s championship round.


Whitewater (36-5) must beat Stevens Point (29-13) twice in order to earn the automatic berth in the NCAA Division III tournament. The first of a possible two games is at noon.


Stevens Point torched previously unbeaten Riley Tincher (11-1) for 11 hits and nine runs in five-plus innings in pulling away for the victory.


The Pointers hit three home runs and erased an early 5-1 deficit with four runs in the third and sixth.


Jordan Stine and Mike Kenseth homered for Whitewater in the loss.


The Warhawks pounded the Pioneers in the third game of the day. Whitewater banged out 17 hits and scored seven runs in the top of the seventh to take a 14-0 lead and force the 10-run rule.


Ben Kuhlmann drove in four runs against Platteville, while Aaron Leitner (7-1) went the distance to pick up the win.


Whitewater and Stevens Point will play at noon today, with a second game scheduled, if necessary, for 3 p.m.


(Second Game)


STEVENS POINT 15, WHITEWATER 7


Stevens Point (ab-r-h-rbi)—Archambeau, cf, 6-2-3-1; Fritz, ss, 6-3-4-0; Jirschele, 3b, 6-2-2-4; Richter, 1b, 3-1-2-2; Spurney, 4-1-1-1; Krueger, dh, 6-2-3-3; Surman, lf, 3-0-0-0; Rennicke, ph, 1-0-0-0; Douglas, lf, 0-1-0-0; Considine, c, 5-1-2-3; Tuschen, 2b, 4-2-2-1. Totals: 44-15-19-15.


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Stine, cf, 4-2-2-2; Putnam, 5-0-0-0; Donovan, 1b, 4-1-1-1; Kuhlmann, 2b, 4-1-3-1; Coe, c, 3-1-0-0; Kenseth, ss, 4-1-2-3; Leavitt, dh, 3-0-0-0; Beyer, lf, 4-0-1-0; Rechlitz, 3b, 4-1-3-0. Totals: 35-7-12-7.


UW-Stevens Point 014 004 006—15


UW-Whitewater 410 000 002—7


E—Stevens Point 1. LOB—Stevens Point 9, Whitewater 8. SB—Putnam. 2B—Archambeau, Fritz, Jirschele, Krueger, Considine, Tuschen, Rechlitz. HR—Richter (9), Krueger (7), Considine (1), Stine (3), Kenseth (2).


IP H R ER BB SO


Stevens Point


Delorit (W 7-3) 7 10 5 1 2 4


Williams 2 2 2 2 1 1


Whitewater


Tincher (L 11-1) 5 1/3 11 9 9 3 4


Lee 3 2/3 8 6 6 2 2


(Third Game)


WHITEWATER 14, PLATTEVILLE 0 (7)


Whitewater (ab-r-h-rbi)—Stine, cf, 5-3-3-1; Putnam, rf, 4-1-2-2; Peot, ph, 1-0-1-1; Donovan, 1b, 4-2-1-0; Barth, ph, 1-0-0-0; Bartlein, 1b, 0-0-0-0; Kuhlmann, 2b, 5-1-3-4; Coe, c, 5-2-3-2; Kenseth, ss, 5-2-1-0; Beyer, lf, 4-1-0-0; Leavitt, dh, 2-0-0-0; Wessels, ph, 2-1-2-3; Rechlitz, 3b, 3-1-1-0. Totals: 41-14-17-13.


Platteville (ab-r-h-rbi)—Benesh, 2b, 3-0-0-0; Jacobson, ss, 2-0-0-0; Siehoff, ph, 1-0-0-0; Jacobson, dh, 3-0-1-0; Hopson, 3b, 2-0-0-0; Nartowicz, 1b, 3-0-1-0; Ney, rf, 3-0-0-0; Axelson, c, 2-0-0-0; Rice, cf, 2-0-0-0; Bomkamp, lf, 2-0-0-0. Totals: 23-0-2-0.


UW-Whitewater 001 240 7—14


UW-Platteville 000 000 0—0


E—Platteville 3. LOB—Whitewater 7, Platteville 3. SB—Stine, Putnam, Kenseth. 2B—Donovan, Wessels, Jacobson, Nartowicz. HR—Kuhlmann (6), Coe (4).


IP H R ER BB SO


Whitewater


Leitner (W 7-1) 7 20 0 0 1 1


Platteville


Crotty (L 3-6) 4 1/3 7 7 5 0 3


Byrne 1 2/3 5 4 4 0 0


Nelson 1 5 3 3 0 1




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