Pitching Leads Panthers To Sweep
Mikel Schaefer

Mikel Schaefer

April 26, 2003

MILWAUKEE - Panther pitchers allowed just three runs and eight hits as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee swept a doubleheader from Cleveland State Saturday, 7-1 and 5-2.

The Panthers (19-15, 7-4 Horizon) have now won four-straight league games and have beaten Cleveland State (7-23, 1-9) six-straight times.

Mikel Schaefer (4-1) worked his third complete game of the season in winning game one. He allowed just three hits and one unearned run while striking out six. Korey Keller (3-2) then struck out a school-record 13 and allowed just two runs and five hits to win game two.

P.J. Cannon led the way with three hits in game two after David Michna and Charlie Reschke had collected homers in game one.

In game one, the Panthers jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first on an RBI single by Steve Sanfilippo and a groundout by Ben Stanczyk.

UWM extended the advantage to 4-0 when Michna cracked a two-run home run to right field off Cleveland State starter Gary Ball (1-7). The Panthers then put the game away in the sixth with three more runs. Michna doubled in a run off reliever Bob Ohmer before Reschke hammered a ball over the right-field fence for his second home run of the season.

Cleveland State scored its only run of the game in the seventh on an RBI double by Mario Angelo.

In game two, the Panthers opened the scoring with a run in the first on a sacrifice fly by Stanczyk. UWM scored two more times in the fourth inning. Troy Doering drove in the first run with a perfect bunt on a safety-squeeze play before Matt Alexander drove in the other run with a two-out single.



The Panthers added two more runs in the fifth. Cannon and Reschke collected back-to-back RBI singles, knocking Cleveland State starter Brian Beaumier from the game.

The two teams wrap up their four-game series Sunday with a single game at noon.

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