Four Run Ninth Pushes University of Wisconsin-Stout Past Baseball
FORT MYERS, Fla. – A four run top of the ninth broke open a 4-4 ball game to give the Blue Devils of the University of Wisconsin-Stout (4-3) an 8-4 win over baseball (2-2) Sunday afternoon at Terry Park.
For the second straight game the Beacons came out red hot scoring three runs through the first three innings, while holding Stout to just a lone run. Wisconsin would get another run in the fourth before scoring a run in the seventh and eighth to take a 4-3 lead.
The Beacons responded with a run in bottom half of the eighth to knot the game at 4-4. However in the ninth the Blue Devils would erupt scoring four runs on two doubles and a single to take control of the lead for good.
Senior outfielder Jamill Moquete (Boston, Mass.) crushed his first home run of the year to lead the Beacons offense as he went 2-for-3 with one RBI and two runs scored. Anthony Gomes-Sirianni (San Francisco, Calif.) and Andy Bukuras (Mansfield, Mass.) each ripped doubles for the second straight day, while Bryan Failla (Torrington, Conn.) picked-up a huge RBI single in the bottom half of the second.
Daniel Heefner (Tracy, Calif.) was handed the loss, his first of the year, after being charged with the four runs in the top of the ninth. Josh Cummiskey (Lowell, Mass.) earned his first start of the year and went five complete innings. He allowed two runs on six hits and struck out four.
Charlie Meyer led the Blue Devils with a 4-for-5 performance, which included a pair of doubles. Brady Burzynski also had a big day going 2-for-4 with a run scored and five RBI on a double and triple. Andy Peterson earned the win after going three complete innings. He allowed just one run on two hits and struck out one. Brett Steinwagner recorded six strikeouts in his six innings of work, while also giving up three runs, two earned, on six hits.
Baseball has tomorrow off, and will return to action on Tuesday when they take on St. Joseph's College (L.I.) at 1 and 4 p.m. doubleheader at Terry Park field number 1.