Panthers Earn Split In Dayton
April 12, 2003
DAYTON, Ohio - Geoff Lefeber shutdown Wright State in game one, and the Raiders rallied for four late runs in game two as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee earned a split in their doubleheader in Dayton on Saturday. The Panthers (11-11, 1-2) won the opener, 6-0, before falling in game two, 4-1.
Milwaukee broke open a 1-0 game in the opener by scoring three runs in the fifth inning. P.J. Cannon and Steve Sanfilippo led off the inning with singles, before Troy Doering walked to load the bases. With no outs, Marcellus Dawson hit a bases-clearing double to put UWM up, 4-0. The Panthers put the game away by tacking on two more runs in the seventh.
Lefeber (2-2) scattered five hits and struck out eight in posting his first complete game of 2003. Dawson had a hand in five Panther runs, driving in three and scoring two more. He also stole two bases for UWM.
In game two, the Panthers jumped out to an early 1-0 advantage when Doering scored from third on a double play in the top of the first inning. In the fifth inning, the Raiders (10-20, 2-5) capitalized on two UWM errors to score four unearned runs.
Starter Korey Keller (1-2) allowed all four runs in 4 2/3 innings, while striking out four, in the loss. Sanfilippo and Dave Pudlosky had two hits apiece to pace the Panthers offense. Pudlosky extended his career-best hitting streak to 17 games.
The series will come to an end with a single game on Sunday morning in Dayton. The first pitch is set for 11:00 a.m. CST.
Notes: Neither team issued a walk in game two ... Doering reached base safely for the 56th and 57th consecutive games ... The Panthers have scored in the top of the first inning in all three games of the series ... Lefeber is now 4-0 with a 1.13 ERA and two shutouts in his career in Horizon League play ... The school record for longest hit streak is 22, by Scott Gillitzer during the 2001 season.