Whitewater pounds Platteville
The Warhawks banged out 22 hits in a WIAC doubleheader sweep over UW-Platteville. Whitewater (13-6, 4-2) won the first game 8-5, and followed that up with a 12-1 win in game two.
Janesville Parker graduate Matt Beyer scored three runs for Whitewater in game one, while starting pitcher Kyle Stewart improved to 6-0 on the season with six solid innings. Stewart struck out 11 and allowed only two earned runs.
Eric Schmitz ran his record to 3-1 with the win in the second game. He allowed one earned run in five-plus innings of work, striking out four and walking none.
Marty Herum and Ryan Leavitt homered for the Warhawks in game two.
Whitewater hosts UW-Stout in doubleheaders Saturday and Sunday at Prucha Field.
WHITEWATER 8, PLATTEVILLE 5
UW-Whitewater 202 011 200—8 11 1
UW-Platteville 002 100 002—5 12 2
Stewart, Roberts (7), Huckabay (9) and Gonzalez; Theis, Oppriecht (7) and Scheeler.
Leading hitters—Beyer (W) 2x5, Herum (W) 4x5, Leavitt (W) 2x3, Scheeler (P) 2x4, Wolke (P) 2x5, Demmon (P) 2x5, Jacobson (P) 3x4. 2B—Beyer (W), Kattre (W), Demmon (P). 3B—Herum (W).
SO—Stewart (W) 11, Roberts (W) 2, Huckabay (W) 3, Oppriecht 2. BB—Stewart 3, Roberts 1, Huckabay 1, Theis 2.
WHITEWATER 12, PLATTEVILLE 1 (7)
UW-Whitewater 101 026 2—12 11 0
UW-Platteville 001 000 0—1 6 1
Schmitz, Grove (6) and Gromalak; Murphy, Oldenburg (6), Ryan (7), Kerkman (7) and Scheeler.
Leading hitters—Friend (W) 2x3, Fon (W) 2x4, Herum (W) 2x3, Leavitt (W) 2x3Ney (P) 3x4. 2B—Friend (W), Leavitt (W), Ney (P) 2. 3B—Beyer (W). HR—Herum (W), Leavitt (W).
SO—Schmitz (W) 4, Grove (W) 1, Murphy (P) 5. BB—Murphy 5, Oldenburg 1, Ryan 2.