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Pointers win both games of doubleheader against UW-Superior

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 Ryan Schilter hit a pair of home runs and the UW-Stevens Point baseball team's pitching staff held UW-Superior to just four total runs as the Pointers won both ends of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon, 10-0 and 21-4 (7 inn.).

UW-Superior (14-9, 7-11 WIAC) was the designated home team for both games.

In game one, the Pointers (22-7, 10-4 WIAC) plated five runs in the second inning and starting pitcher JP Feyereisen tossed seven shutout innings while allowing only five hits and striking out five.

Jimmy Coady led off the second inning by reaching on an error and Riley Spetz followed with a bunt single. Casey Barnes loaded the bases when he laid down a bunt and reached on an error, and Bryton Guckenberg promptly followed with an RBI single.

With the bases still loaded, Nick Douglas doubled to center field to score two runs, and Clint Rose followed with a two-run single to put UWSP ahead 5-0.

The Pointers held an 8-0 lead in the eighth inning when Schilter launched a solo home run to left field.

In the second game, Schilter, Sean Gerber, and Spetz each collected four hits as UWSP posted its highest single-game run total of the season in its 21-4 win.

UWSP scored three runs in the top of the first inning, but the Yellowjackets stayed within reach by plating two runs in the bottom of the frame.

However, the Pointer offense scored six runs in the second inning and six more in the third to take a 15-2 lead.  

Schilter hit a solo home run in the sixth inning, marking the fourth consecutive game in which he has homered.

Eight Pointers recorded at least two RBIs in the win as Gerber led the way with five.

UWSP starting pitcher Zach Wendorf allowed just three runs through six innings and struck out five.

The Pointers and Yellowjackets conclude their weekend series at University Field with a doubleheader Sunday, April 28 beginning at 12 p.m.

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