UW-Eau Claire 6, UW DI 3
Three errors for the host Badgers put them behind the eight-ball in their loss to the Blugolds.
Wisconsin was able to rally to load the bases with two-outs in the sixth inning when senior Jalen Knuteson drove in the Badgers final two runs of the game, but the bats were otherwise limited throughout the ball game.
UW DI 7, UW-Eau Claire 0
The Blugolds had no answer for the Badgers’ strong pitching performance from Mike Hansen. Eau Claire only mustered two hits against Hansen who got the complete game shut out.
Offensively, Wisconsin was led by Colten DeMorett’s 2-for-4 day at the plate. The sophomore also scored two runs in the game.
UW DI 3, UW-Eau Claire 2 (F11)
The Badgers got valuable contributions from the 6-7-8 spots in the lineup on throughout Sunday’s rubber match of the series with the Blugolds. Brian Mariska’s single down the left field line plated Taylor Tomczak to win the game in eleven innings.
On the mound for Wisconsin, junior Griffin Lynch worked around two errors by striking out 11 batters and walking just one batter. Alex Noel got the win for the Badgers following four innings of hitless relief.
Wisconsin will enter the off-season a half game out of first place in the conference at 2-1.
DII was rained out. Its series with Augustana will be made up following Spring Break.