Another huge scoring inning by the Wayne State University baseball team sunk the Chargers Sunday afternoon in Detroit.
The Warriors exploded for eight runs in the fifth inning of their 13-5 win over Hillsdale College, completing a three-game weekend sweep. The Chargers are now 11-24 overall and 9-11 in the GLIAC. The team will play its next four in a row at home, starting with a single, nine-inning contest with Northwood at 2 p.m. Wednesday.
The eight-run fifth expanded what was already a 5-1 lead for WSU. Hillsdale didn't quit, scoring twice in the sixth and two more times in the eighth inning to tighten up the final score.
Sophomore Tad Sobieszczanski wrapped up a big weekend at the plate by going 3-for-4 with a run batted in and a run scored. He started all three games in left field this weekend, and had some of his better games offensively for the Chargers.
Vinnt Delicata had a double and a run scored, while Chris McDonald had a single and an RBI. Pitcher Mitchell Gatt got three innings of work and didn't allow a run, offering a bright spot for the Charger pitching staff on the weekend.
The Wayne State University baseball team swung some hot bats throughout Saturday's GLIAC doubleheader against Hillsdale College in Detroit.
The Chargers lost both ends of the twinbill by scores of 18-4 and 6-1. Hillsdale is now 9-10 in the GLIAC, and will wrap up its three-game set against the Warriors at noon Sunday.
In game one, the Warriors scored 15 runs in the first three innings and were in control from the start. WSU outhit Hillsdale 15-4 in the game.
A bright spot in the first game for Hillsdale was the hitting of sophomore Tad Sobieszczanski. He got the start in left field and responded with a double and a triple with 2 RBI in the game. Senior Nolan Nunez drew two walks and scored two runs.
Gsme two was more competitive, but Hillsdale was undone by three errors in the field, which led to three unearned runs, half of Wayne State's total for the game. Freshman Jake Lee went the distance and recorded three strikeouts in the game.
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