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Pointers get NCAA playoff win in extra innings Wednesday

UW Stevens Point Baseball.  Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department
UW Stevens Point Baseball. Photo courtesy UWSP Athletic Department

WHITEWATER, Wis. (UWSP)  – Ryan Schilter (West Bend, WI/West) stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and the score tied in the bottom of the tenth inning and smacked a walk-off single through the left side to give the UW-Stevens Point baseball team a 6-5 win over Benedictine in the first game of the NCAA Division-III Midwest Regional Wednesday afternoon.

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Benedictine posted three runs in the first inning and added one more in the second inning to take an early 4-0 lead.The Pointers got on the board in the home half of the second inning when Jimmy Coady (La Crosse, WI/Aquinas) led off with a double and scored off the bat of Riley Spetz (Sevastopol, WI/Sevastopol).

Coady once again provided a scoring spark by leading off the fourth inning with a home run to bring UWSP to within 4-2.The Pointers knotted the game with two runs in the fifth inning when Schilter hit an RBI double to score Dan Douglas (East Troy, WI/East Troy) who had reached on a single.Schilter later scored on a sacrifice fly hit by Coady.

The Eagles reclaimed the lead with one run in the sixth inning, but Coady drew a two-out walk in the seventh inning, advanced to third on a single by Casey Barnes (Mequon, WI/Homestead), and scored a wild pitch to tie the game 5-5.Tyler Flood (Madison, WI/La Follette) and Luke Watson (Appleton, WI/Xavier) combined to allow just one hit through 4.1 innings out of the bullpen to setup Schilter's heroics.

Bobby Gregorich (Plover, WI/SPASH) led off the bottom of the tenth inning with a walk and Nick Douglas (East Troy, WI/East Troy) followed with a free pass. A passed ball allowed Gregorich and Douglas to advance a base and Clint Rose (Watertown, WI/Watertown) was intentionally walked to load the bases for Schilter, whose single scored Gregorich for the win.

The Pointers will play the winner of UW-Whitewater vs. Case Western (to be played Wednesday night) on Thursday, May 16 at 6 p.m. 

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