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WSC vs. Augustana NSIC Tournament Game Suspended Due To Rain

Posted: 09 May, 2013

ST. CLOUD, MN. - Wayne State vs. Augustanaat the NSIC/US Bank Baseball Tournament played Wednesday afternoon at Dick Putz Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota was suspended in the top of the eighth inning until tomorrow due to rain in St. Cloud. The Wildcats hold a 4-3 lead over the Vikings as the game will resume Thursday morning with the time still to be determined.
            After Augustana scored in the bottom of the second inning to grab a 1-0 advantage, WSC responded with a three-run third inning to take a 3-1 lead over the Vikings.  Michael Herman led off with a single and scored on Curtis Bussard’s double to left center.  Bussard then scored on a Blake Brisson double to right center for a 2-1 Wildcat lead while Brisson scored the third run of the inning on a double steal when CJ Nolen swiped second base with Brisson then scoring at home.
            WSC added another run in the fourth inning when Brett Keim led off the inning with a double to left field and scored when Tanner Lancaster reached on an Augustana error giving the ‘Cats a 4-1 lead. Augustana would cut into that deficit in the bottom of the sixth inning when Nate Hewes notched two RBI’s on a double to make the Wayne State lead 4-3 over the Vikings. The score would remain 4-3 when the game was suspended in the top of the eighth inning due to rain. The game will resume Thursday morning with the start time yet to be determined.
Through the first eight innings, Wayne State holds a 8-6 lead in hits over Augustana. Curtis Bussard leads the Wildcats at the plate going 3-4 with one RBI and one run scored while Blake Brisson has two hits in three at bats with one RBI and one run scored. Brett Keim, Justin Beranek and Michael Herman each have one hit for WSC. The most effective hitter for the Vikings has been Nate Hewes going 2-2 from the plate with three RBI’s and one run scored.
            Tadd Johansen got the start on the mound for the Wildcats and went 5.1 innings while striking out seven batters and allowing five hits and three runs (three earned). Eric Schwieger came in for Johansen and through 1.2 innings has three strikeouts and allowed one hit. Jordan Milbrath went 6.0 innings for Augie striking out eight batters while surrendering seven hits and four runs (three earned).

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