Baseball takes U of M at home, loses at Wayne State

The SVSU baseball team won at home this week against the University of Michigan-Dearborn before losing two games at Wayne State.

Tuesday’s game against the Wolverines ended in an 11-3 victory for the Cardinals.

Starting pitcher JJ Arbini allowed five hits, three runs and recorded three strikeouts.

Chase Gruno earned the win in relief while Thomas Shipley and Hunter Merillat also made appearances on the mound.

Hayden Jatczak led the offensive with five RBIs followed by Andrew Burke and Reed Raymond with one each.

Ethan Dufresne scored on an RBI groundout by Jatczak to open things up in the first.

SVSU extended its lead to 7-0 in the second with six runs including a two-run home run by Jatczak over the left field fence.

Jatczak doubled to score Dufresne on an RBI in the fourth, and while U of M scored three runs in the fifth, SVSU would claim the win after another run in the seventh and two in the eighth.

On Friday, the Cardinals faced the Warriors in game one of a four-day series resulting in a 10-8 loss for SVSU.

Kendall Anthes took the loss on the mound, going five innings and allowing eight runs, walking two and recording two strikeouts.

An RBI double by Todd Paperd in the first was followed by two runs from Wayne State in the bottom of the inning, giving the Warriors a 2-1 lead.

Paperd and Tucker Roe each posted an RBI single in the third, but Wayne State answered with a run in the bottom of the inning to tie things at 3-3.

In the fourth, McClennen singled to score Raymond, putting SVSU back in the lead.

The Warriors quickly regained their advantage after posting two runs in the fourth and three in the fifth.

Following runs in the seventh and eighth innings, Wayne State led 10-4.

The Cardinals attempted a comeback in the ninth with an RBI single by Roe and a threerun home run by Austin Schweiger, but it was not enough to overcome the Warriors’ lead.

Game two on Saturday resulted in another close defeat for the Cardinals, with the team falling to Wayne State 6-5.

Jatczak started on the mound, going 5.1 innings and allowing five hits, four runs and striking out eight.

Merillat took the loss after allowing two runs while pitching 3 innings in relief.

In the first, Raymond scored on a wild pitch before the Warriors evened the score with a run in the bottom of the inning.

RBI singles by Raymond and Andrew Burke in the second put SVSU in the lead at 3-1. Wayne State tied things up again with two runs in the bottom of the inning.

In the third, Schweiger singled to score Martin Money, giving the Cardinals a 4-3 lead before a run by the Warriors in the fifth tied the score.

A single by Paperd in the seventh set the Cardinals ahead by one, but Wayne State tied the game once more in the bottom of the inning before walking off with the win after a single in the ninth.

The Cardinals finished the series against Wayne State with a doubleheader yesterday, the results for which had not been published at the time of this report.

Next up, the team will play a four-game series at home against Davenport University with game one starting on Thursday at 3:05 p.m.

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