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Pointers baseball fall in doubleheader to Pioneers

STEVENS POINT, Wis. – The 14th-ranked University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point baseball team dropped both games of a Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) doubleheader on Friday afternoon against the UW-Platteville Pioneers, falling in game one 1-0 and game two 3-2.

In game one, reigning WIAC Pitcher of the Week Cam Seidl (Appleton, WI/Fox Valley Lutheran) held the Pioneers scoreless through the first seven innings before UWP scored one run in the top of the eighth to take the 1-0 lead.

The lead held up for the Pioneers despite the Pointers putting runners on first base twice in the ninth.

Seidl pitched eight innings allowing one earned run, surrendering five hits, walking four and striking out four.

Bill Oppriecht went the distance for UWP, allowing six hits while walking five and striking out seven.

In game two, UWSP took the lead in the third inning on a Dan Douglas (East Troy, WI/East Troy) single to right that scored Riley Spetz (Sevastopol, WI/Sevastopol) for a 1-0 advantage.

UWP erased the Pointers lead in the fourth on an Evan Greco single and two innings later took the lead, scoring two runs on RBI singles for a 3-1 lead.

Justin Jirschele (Clintonville, WI/Clintonville) brought UWSP within one in the bottom half of the sixth on an RBI single but the Pointers could not push across the tying run as the game ended 3-2 in favor of UWP.

Jacob Herbst (Park Falls, WI/Park Falls) suffered the loss, allowing two runs in one inning. Starter JP Feyereisen (River Falls, WI/River Falls) pitched 4.1 innings and allowed one earned run while walking two and striking out six.

Adam Theis earned the victory as he tossed a complete game, walking two and striking out five.

UW-Stevens Point (25-13, 13-9 WIAC) and UW-Platteville (11-26, 7-15 WIAC) return to action on Saturday for another doubleheader at University Field. First pitch is set for 12 p.m.

Courtesy: UWSP Sports Information

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