Stanczyk Helps Panthers To Split With Penguins
May 10, 2003
MILWAUKEE - Ben Stanczyk had the game-winning hit and recorded the win as the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee won game two to earn a doubleheader split with Youngstown State Saturday afternoon at Henry Aaron Field.
UWM (23-21, 11-8 Horizon) won the nightcap, 5-4, after dropping the opener, 6-3.
Stanczyk ended the second game with a two-out, line-single to left field, plating Marcellus Dawson, who had opened the seventh inning with a bunt and had moved to third thanks to a sacrifice bunt and a stolen base.
The right-hander also worked the final two innings of the contest in relief, allowing just one hit while striking out four.
The Penguins (24-25, 12-11) had built a 4-1 advantage by scoring once in the fourth inning and three more times in the fifth. Brandon Caipen collected a two-run single and Jim Lipinski recorded an RBI single while the fourth YSU run of the game scored on a two-out error.
But UWM rallied for three runs in the fifth inning. Dawson drove in the first run of the inning with a bloop double to right before Troy Doering brought the Panthers within a run on an RBI single. UWM tied the game on a Steve Sanfilippo sacrifice fly to close out the scoring in the fifth before winning the game in the seventh.
UWM starter Korey Keller worked the first five innings for the Panthers, allowing three earned runs and five hits. YSU starter Corey Ohalek (5-4) went the distance for the Penguins, allowing five runs and eight hits.
Dawson and Sam Jansen had two hits apiece for the Panthers, while Caipen and Kendall Schlabach had two hits apiece for the Penguins.
Earlier in the day, the Panthers jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first game thanks to a single run in the second inning and two more runs in the third. Charlie Reschke's RBI single made it 1-0 before UWM took advantage of two YSU errors to plate its runs in the third.
But the Penguins rallied, scoring a run in the fourth on an RBI single by Jim Lipinski. YSU then took the lead for good with four runs in the sixth inning. Lipinski singled in a run before Brian Boone singled to tie the game at three. Stanczyk moved to the mound in place of UWM starter Aaron Bushong (2-8), and after he struck out Jim Phillips for the first out of the inning, a passed ball allowed the go-ahead run to score. YSU added another run on a Schlabach triple before scoring an insurance run in the seventh on a sacrifice fly by Boone.
Kyle Sobecki (5-4) went the distance for the Penguins, allowing just six hits and two earned runs. He struck out seven while not walking a batter. Bushong allowed five runs and nine hits in five-plus innings.
Adam Cox and Justin Banks had three hits apiece in the game for the Penguins, who pounded out 12 hits in the contest.
The two teams will attempt to wrap up their weekend series Sunday with a single game at noon.