Viterbo University fought past the Waldorf University baseball team during Thursday’s North Star Athletic Association (NSAA) doubleheader.
The V-Hawks (9-26, 7-7) captured a 15-11 victory during the opener and a 4-3 win during the nightcap.
Junior Riley MacDonald went 2-for-3 with a two-run double in Game 1 for the Warriors (13-30, 4-10). Waldorf junior Joey Ponder finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI single. Sophomore Mitchell Keeran ripped a three-run triple. Junior Jacob Tedesco connected for a two-run single and sophomore Jimmy Quirk contributed an RBI double. Senior Michael Keeran provided a triple, freshman Alex Remy added a double and senior Bruce Mau rounded out Waldorf’s 10 hits with a single.
Remy swiped three bases for the Warriors.
D.J. Wilson went 3-for-4 for the V-Hawks while driving in four runs on a three-run homer run and an RBI double. Ethan Bell finished 2-for-4 with a solo homer and an RBI single. Adam Lowe went 3-for-5 with two RBIs. Joe Cliver finished 2-for-4 with a double while Brad Giss went 2-for-3 with an RBI double. Mannie De La Rosa cracked a two-run single and Noah Bouley delivered a single to round out Viterbo’s 14 hits.
John Costello (2-4) received the win. He walked a batter and gave up four runs (two earned) on three hits in six innings. Preston Gamroth issued a walk and surrendered four runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning. D.J. Raasch struck out a batter, allowed two walks and gave up three runs on two hits in one and one-third innings. Austin Stibbe collected his second save of the season. He issued one hit on one scoreless inning.
Sophomore Nic Ray (2-5) was tagged with the loss. He punched out three batters, gave up two walks and relinquished seven runs on nine hits in four and one-third innings. Senior Dean Mick walked three batters and allowed six runs (three earned) on three hits in one and one-third innings. Freshman Taylor Giving issued one walk and scattered two runs (one earned) on two hits in one and one-third innings. Ponder retired each of the three batters he faced, including striking out a batter.
Michael Keeran put Waldorf on the board in the top of the first inning after scoring on a throwing error.
Mau knocked in Ponder on a sacrifice fly during the second.
Viterbo evened the score at 2-all in the fourth, following RBI doubles from Wilson and Cliver.
During the fifth, Bell singled in a run. Giss connected for an RBI double and Lowe added a run-scoring single. Wilson smashed a three-run homer to give the V-Hawks an 8-2 lead.
Tedesco ripped a two-run single in the sixth.
Bell cracked a solo shot in the sixth. Viterbo scored another run after Cliver drew a bases-loaded walk. Wilson and Lowe both scored after Brent Stoughtenger reached on an error. De La Rosa produced a two-run single to put Viterbo ahead 14-4.
MacDonald belted a two-run double in the seventh. Quirk doubled in a run and Ponder tallied an RBI single.
Lowe drove in a run on a groundout in the seventh.
Mitchell Keeran slapped a three-run triple in the eighth.
Tedesco and Quirk recorded RBI singles in Game 2. Remy and sophomore Garrett Gillen provided doubles while MacDonald and Mau contributed singles. The Warriors finished with six hits.
Bell and Bouley each turned in RBI singles while Austin Schlaker added a single to round out Viterbo’s three hits.
Max Verdegan (2-5) captured the win. He punched out two batters, gave up four walks and relinquished three runs (two earned) on four hits in five innings. Willie Mancini pitched two-thirds of an inning and allowed one hit. Stibbe picked up another save to put him at three saves on the season. He issued one hit in one and one-third innings.
Senior Trevor Bauer (3-4) was hit with the loss. He fanned seven batters, gave up six walks and relinquished four runs (three earned) on three hits in five innings. Junior Eric Mallo pitched one inning of relief and allowed one walk.
Bouley and Bell each singled in a run for the V-Hawks in the first. Cliver brought in Bouley on a sacrifice fly to give the V-Hawks a 3-0 lead.
During the fourth, Ponder drove in Mitchell Keeran on a sacrifice fly. Tedesco connected for a run-scoring single to cut Viterbo’s lead to 3-2.
The Warriors tied the game in the fifth after Quirk provided a run-scoring single.
Jacob Stephenson drew a bases-loaded walk in the fifth to put Viterbo back on top.
After giving up a lead-off single in the seventh, Stibbe retired the next three batters to close out the victory.
The Warriors and the V-Hawks wrap up their series today with a 12 p.m. doubleheader.