The UW-Stevens Point baseball team overcame a
five-run deficit by scoring six runs in the sixth inning to defeat
UW-Oshkosh 10-8 in the Pointers' first game of the Wisconsin
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
The Titans (23-13) grabbed a 4-0 lead in the first inning when Michael Swift hit an RBI single and Bobby Kachel followed with a three-run home run off of UWSP (33-8) starting pitcher JP Feyereisen (River Falls, WI/River Falls).
Oshkosh added one more run in the top of the fourth inning to increase its lead to 5-0, but the Pointers stormed back for three runs in the bottom of the frame.
Ryan Schilter (West Bend, WI/West) led off the inning with a single and put himself in scoring position with his 20th stolen base of the season. Sean Gerber (Stoughton, WI/Stoughton) plated Schilter with an RBI double, and Gerber came around to score on a single by Jimmy Coady (La Crosse, WI/Aquinas), who advanced to second on the throw to home.
Coady made his way to third on a groundout, and Casey Barnes (Mequon, WI/Homestead) knocked him in with a single, bringing the Pointers to within 5-3.
Swift's solo home run in the fifth inning gave the Titans a 6-3 advantage, but UWSP rallied for six runs in the sixth inning to claim a 9-6 lead and never looked back.
Riley Spetz (Sevastopol, WI/Sevastopol) ignited the sixth-inning rally with a leadoff single and Bobby Gregorich (Plover, WI/SPASH) followed with a two-run home run, his second of the season.
Barnes doubled to center field and Clint Rose (Watertown, WI/Watertown) singled to put runners on the corners. Dan Douglas (East Troy, WI/East Troy) then drew a walk, loading the bases for Schilter.
The UWSP catcher came through with a bases-clearing triple to give the Pointers their first lead of the game at 8-6. Gerber's RBI single to score Schilter capped off the six-run outburst.
Rose hit an RBI single in the seventh inning to increase the UWSP lead to 10-6.
A couple of defensive miscues allowed the Titans to score two runs in the eighth inning, but Jacob Herbst (Park Falls, WI/Park Falls) shut the door on Oshkosh by throwing 1.2 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
The Pointers will play UW-La Crosse tonight at 7 p.m. The Eagles beat UW-Whitewater earlier today, 6-0.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2013 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at firstname.lastname@example.org.