UW-Whitewater tops UW-Stevens Point
Donovan firess complete game, leads Warhawks to title game
WHITEWATER, Wis. -- The little things make a difference. UW-Whitewater defeated UW-Stevens Point 2-1 on Friday afternoon in the Whitewater Regional of the NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Tournament. The Warhawks advance to the regional title game with the victory.
The Pointers got on the board first. Cody Koback, the winning pitcher and provider of the game-winning home run in the win over Saint Scholastica earlier Friday, doubled with one out in the first and scored on Justin Jirschele's single. Freshman Zach Wendorf kept UW-W off the board with just three hits over the first five innings.
In the bottom of the sixth Warhawk leadoff batter Rob Coe was hit by a pitch, then moved to second on a ground ball. UW-SP switched pitchers, and Coe stole third and came home when the catcher's throw went into left field. With two outs UW-W freshman Jared Fon doubled, advanced to third on a passed ball, and scored the second run on Matt Beyer's single to right.
Senior righthander Jeff Donovan raised his record to 10-0 with his first complete game of the season. He gave up nine hits, did not walk a batter and struck out four. Ryan Iverson, 4-1, suffered his first loss of the season in relief.