’Cats go 1-3 during series at home

Nate Neary, Staff Writer

After winning a stellar pitching performance in the opener, Wayne State College lost momentum and three games in a row at home to St. Cloud State University last weekend.

Senior Bobby St. Pierre threw a complete game, allowing five hits and striking out nine, to lead the ’Cats to victory in the opener.

The first game was scoreless until the fourth inning, when Cody Castro hit Kyle Thompson in on an RBI single for 1-0 WSC advantage.

WSC scored two more runs in the fifth, when Bodie Cooper singled and took advantage of a St. Could State fielding error for the first score of the inning. Thompson scored later in the inning off of a David Jones single.

The ‘Cats ended their scoring in the sixth when Cooper hit an RBI single that brought Cody Jenkins home.

The Huskies narrowly avoided the shutout by using a walk, hit batter and one hit to tack on their only score.

WSC had ten hits as St. Pierre improved his overall record to 2-2.

Unfortunately, that was as good as it got for WSC, as it dropped the next three games.

The second game Saturday saw St. Cloud put up three early runs in the first inning. The Huskies followed up the hot start by tacking on one run a piece in the third, fourth and sixth innings.
WSC avoided the shutout in the eighth inning when Jake Lemar connected for an RBI single to score Kyle Thompson.

Hunter Wienhoff suffered the loss for WSC, dropping his record to 1-3 on the season. He gave up five runs on five hits during five innings of work. Tegan Nissen pitched three innings in relief and allowed one run on four hits.

Sunday was tough to swallow for the ’Cats, as they dropped both games while struggling to get the bats going.

The Huskies took advantage of six WSC errors in the first game, resulting in 13 runs for the visitors.

SCSU held a 6-2 lead after five innings, before the Huskies went on an offensive tear in the top of the sixth. WSC responded by scoring five runs in the bottom of the inning, but that was all it could muster for the rest of the game, losing 13-7.

The second game was all Huskies, as they beat the ‘Cats 9-1. Senior lefty Teague McFadden took the loss, dropping his record to 1-2 on the season.

WSC dropped another on Tuesday, losing to William Jewell 7-4. The ’Cats will face off against the University of Mary this weekend in Bismarck, N.D.