Panthers Open Busy Week With 13-3 Victory Over Parkside
April 22, 2014
KENOSHA, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee baseball team scored early and often en route to a 13-3 victory over the University of Wisconsin-Parkside Tuesday evening at Simmons Field.
The Panthers (14-16) plated at least one run in each of the first four innings in building a 7-0 advantage against the Rangers (10-24) and continued to add to their run total from there. Today's contest also marked the first collegiate game played at the newly renovated Simmons Field, future home of the Kenosha Kingfish.
Milwaukee banged out 15 hits overall and was helped along by seven Parkside errors on the day to win for the sixth straight time in the all-time series.
Junior Ryan McShane went 3-for-3 and scored twice to lead the way. Sophomores Nick Unes (2-for-4, 3 runs) and Dan Barwick (2-for-2, RBI) each had multi-hit efforts as well. Eight of nine starters recorded at least one hit in the game and senior Ryan Solberg and junior Tyler Hermann each drove in a pair.
Senior Tyler Thicke (3-4) got the start and earned the victory after being scheduled to pitch the first three innings. He allowed just one hit and recorded a pair of strikeouts in his outing.
Freshman Zach Brenner (1.0 IP, 0 runs) and fellow classmate Adam Reuss (2.0 IP, 1 ER, 2K) each made an appearance. Sophomore Jonathan Nick (1.0 IP, 2K) and junior Tell Taylor (1.0 IP, 2K) rounded out the relief effort.
The pitching staff did see its consecutive-scoreless innings streak come to an end in the fifth inning, however. The Rangers broke up the shutout on a basehit up the middle to snap the streak at 23.2 innings.
Up next, the Panthers head back to DeKalb, Ill., for another midweek matchup against Northern Illinois University. First pitch is set for 3:05 p.m. tomorrow.