PLATTEVILLE, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin-Platteville dropped both games of their double header against The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Pointers on Friday, April 14. They fell 18-3 in game one and lost 9-1 in game two.
The Pointers got on the board early in game one with William Iloncaie singling two score two runs and Tyler Thomka hit a sac fly to give the Pointers a 3-0 lead in the first inning. They added onto their lead in the second inning on a Kyle Mrozinski double that scored two runs giving the Pointers a 5-0 lead. The Pioneers got onto the board in the bottom of the second inning on a Curtis Barsness solo home run, cutting the score to 5-1. The Pioneers added another run in the bottom of the third inning on a Colin Deboer groundout that scored Jim Pavlik. The Pointers regained momentum in the top of the fourth, first scoring on a Kyle Mrozinski groundout, then scored two more on a Ryan Stanicek homerun, moving their lead to 8-2. The Pointers could pull away in the top of the fifth inning with both Jordan Carlson and Mrozinski hitting two-run home runs, giving the Pointers a 12-2 lead. Josh Moses helped the Pioneers cut into the deficit in the bottom half of the inning on a groundout that scored Collin Mormann and made the score 12-3. In the top of the sixth inning the Pointers added four runs to their lead with Tommy Duddleston singling to score one run, and a Pioneers error led to two more runs, and a wild pitch allowed one more to score and gave UW-Stevens Point a 16-3 lead. The Pointers scored the final runs of the game in the top half of the seventh inning on a Jordan Carlson two run single to make the score 18-3 in favor of the Pointers.
UW-Stevens Point started early again in game two as John Popham worked a bases-loaded walk to earn the first run of the game. Later in the inning Tyler Thomka singled to score two more runs and gave the Pointers a 3-0 lead. The Pioneers picked up their first run in the bottom half of the second inning as Kyle Reinhart lined out and scored Jonny Frese to cut the Pointers lead to 3-1. UW-Stevens Point earned back the run however in the top of the third inning on a Jordan Carlson single which scored Tyler Thomka. The Pointers added two more runs in the top of the fourth inning, first on a wild pitch that scored Clint Rose, then Iloncaie singled to score Mrozinski and gave the Pointers a 6-1 lead. The Pointers added another run in the top of the fifth inning on a Clint Rose single that scored Tommy Duddleston and extended UW-Stevens Point lead to 7-1 lead. The Pointers concluded the scoring in the top of the seventh inning as a Mrozinski double scored two runs and moved the lead to 9-1 lead. The final two innings went by without a run scoring and the game ended in a 9-1 Pointers victory.
The Pioneers return to action on with games on Saturday and Sunday with a pair of doubleheaders in Oshkosh against the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans.
Written by: Jensen Melville, UW-Platteville Communications, 608.342.1194, firstname.lastname@example.org