Pointers’ Baseball Powers through UW-Platteville
Photo by Jack McLaughlin.

Pointers’ Baseball Powers through UW-Platteville

The offensive power of the Pointers’ lineup scored in the double-digits, with three wins over the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.

UW-Stevens Point baseball team traveled to Platteville from April 18-19 for two doubleheaders and won three of four games. The first game was a 19-5 victory in seven innings for UWSP as the Pointers handed the Pioneers its first loss at home.

Senior Kyle McHugh led the offense with a career-high seven-RBI game, a grand slam and a three-run home run. UWSP had 18 hits, with seniors Bobby Gregorich, Jimmy Coady and sophomore Ben Gerber with three hits each.

In the second game on April 18, UWSP lost 7-6 in 11 innings as the Pioneers scored four runs to win. This includes a walk-off, three-run triple. The Pointers scored three runs in the top of the eleventh, courtesy of two home runs from Coady and senior Riley Spetz.

The second doubleheader on April 19 was an offensive outburst for the Pointers, and the team scored a combined 34 runs in two games. Game one was a 19-6, seven inning win as Jimmy Coady went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scoring a career-high of five runs. Senior Cody Hanke added four RBI including a home run. Sophomore Alex Thompson obtained the win, after throwing two scoreless innings, lowering his earned run average to 0.79.

In the finale, UWSP won again in seven innings with 15-5 . UWSP jumped out to an 8-1 lead after two innings.

Coady continued his hot streak with a three-run home run in the first inning, followed by a two-run home run by freshman Ray Greco. Coady combined to hit 6-for-7 with seven RBI and eight runs, all in the second doubleheader. Shortstop Riley Spetz was 3-for-4 and reached base safely in all 28 games this season, while junior David VanVillet earned his first collegiate win on the mound with three scoreless innings of relief including three strikeouts.

 

Marty Kauffman

Sports Editor

mkauf036@uwsp.edu

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