No. 18 UW-Whitewater Earns 13th Straight Victory

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The No. 18 ranked University of Wisconsin-Whitewater baseball team posted another strong offensive performance Wednesday afternoon, defeating St. Norbert 11-1 in a non-conference contest at Prucha Field at James B. Miller Stadium.

 

The Warhawks (23-6 overall) claimed their 13th straight win and scored 10-plus runs for the fourth straight game and eighth time in their last nine.

 

Senior second baseman Nick Schrader finished 4-for-4 with four run scored and two runs batted in, and sophomore shortstop Nick Santoro registered three hits, three runs scored and two RBI.

 

Senior catcher Mike Aiello tallied two hits and two runs scored, and senior third baseman Cal Aldridge knocked in two runs.

 

Sophomore Connor Spear allowed only one hit and struck out four over three innings for his fifth victory of the year. Junior Riley Gruetzmacher tossed two innings in relief, and freshman Hayden Fox and junior Keith Kutzler each pitched a scoreless frame.

 

Aldridge started the scoring in the bottom of the first on an RBI double to left center to plate Schrader.

 

UW-Whitewater broke the game open with five in the third inning as Santoro, Schrader and Doud each posted run-scoring hits. Korman added a sacrifice fly to make it a 6-0 score.

 

Santoro and Schrader hit back-to-back homers in the fourth, with Schrader's coming inside the park. The Warhawks added another run in the frame for a 9-0 advantage.

 

After the Green Knights (13-14) got on the board in the top of the fifth, Aldridge hit a sacrifice fly and freshman catcher Ryan Norton posted a run-scoring groundout in the sixth.

 

UW-Whitewater returns to Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference play Saturday with a doubleheader at UW-La Crosse. First pitch is slated for 12 p.m.