Panthers Pull Away From Wisconsin Lutheran In Victory
April 11, 2012
MILWAUKEE - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team scored four runs in the fifth and five more in the seventh inning to cruise to a 13-2 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran College Wednesday afternoon at Henry Aaron Field.
The Panthers (12-17) led just 3-1 in the middle of the fifth inning against the Warriors (6-18) before erupting for 10 runs the rest of the way. The victory improves Milwaukee to 11-0 all-time against WLC.
Senior Jim Lundstrom paced the offense with a pair of hits, driving in a career-best three runs. Sophomore Sam Koenig chipped in with a 2-for-4 day and also walked and scored twice, with junior Jonathan Capasso also driving in a pair of runs for the winners.
All in all, eight of the nine starters had at least one hit and five players scored two runs. The only starter without a hit - junior Will Fadness, UWM's leading hitter - was robbed of a pair of singles by WLC shortstop Brandon Mantz.
Six UWM pitchers saw action, with junior Alex Erdmann (2-0) earning the victory with 1.1 scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Senior Kyle Spurley threw 2.0 scoreless innings and freshman Joshua Uhen worked the first 1.2 scoreless frames in his first collegiate start.
Up next, the Panthers head to Dayton, Ohio, for an important three-game series with Wright State, which currently sits in first place in the Horizon League standings.