Chapman Complex still friendly to Wildcats after Saturday sweep

The Chapman Complex has been very good to the Wayne State baseball team this year, as the Wildcats improved to 15-0 on their home field with a 3-2, 7-3 doubleheader sweep of Sioux Falls on Saturday.

The visiting Cougars got out to an early start with two runs in the opening innings, but the Wildcats countered with three in the bottom of the inning, thanks to an RBI double by Kyle Thompson, an RBI single by Andrew Hanson and an RBI triple by Peyton Barnes to make it 3-2.

It was up to the pitching and defense after that, as winning pitcher Aiden Breedlove sat down 13 consecutive batters over the next four innings. Andrew Staebell and Charles Hasty finished off the Cougars from there, woith Hasty picking up his sixth save of the season.

Thompson and Hanson each had two hits to lead the Wayne State attack in the opener.

In the second game, Wayne State jumped out to an early 3-0 as Hanson and Barnes both had RBI singles and Hanson scored on a balk in the first, and Madsen brought CJ Neumann home with a hit to make it 4-0 after two innings.

After Sioux Falls scored in the top of the third, Wayne State got back-to-back doubles by Thompson and Bryce Bisenius, and Barnes added a sacrifice fly to make it 6-1. Logelin jacked a shot to left in the fifth to finish off the scoring for the Wildcats to give them the Saturday sweep.

Hunter Wienhoff pitched eight solid innings, striking out seven and allowing three hits before Ryan Peterson finished things off with a scoreless ninth. Barnes had two hits and two RBI’s to lead the offense, with Logelin and Bisenius adding two hits apiece.

The Wildcats (26-9, 17-5 NSIC) and Cougars will finish their three-game series with a nine-inning contest on Sunday starting at 12 p.m.

The Wayne Herald

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