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Wildcat Baseball Ends Season At NSIC Tournament

Posted: 10 May, 2013

ST. CLOUD, MN. - #8 St. Cloud State used a five-run eighth inning to break open a 2-1 game as the Huskies eliminated Wayne State College with a 7-1 victory over the Wildcats Friday afternoon in the NSIC Baseball Tournament played at Joe Faber Field in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  Wayne State closes a 16th straight winning season with a record of 27-20 while St. Cloud State remains alive in the NSIC Tournament with a 33-8 record.
            Wayne State opened the scoring in the top of the first inning as Blake Brisson walked and scored on an RBI double to left center field by senior shortstop Brett Keim to take an early 1-0 lead.  But that’s the only run the Wildcats could score on SCSU starter Scott Lieser, who went the distance and struck out 11 batters while allowing just five hits and one run.
            St. Cloud State tied the score in the second inning with one run and took the lead for good with another run in the fifth inning.  The Huskies broke the game wide open with five runs on six hits in the eighth inning to record the 7-1 win.
            Keim highlighted Wayne State’s five hits in the game going 2 for 4 at the plate with a double and RBI.  Blake Brisson was 1 for 3 with a single and run scored while Michael Herman and Curtis Bussard also had hits for the Wildcats.
            Senior Eric Schwieger (2-5) suffered the pitching loss for Wayne State, giving up five runs on 11 hits over 7 1/3 innings with two strikeouts and no walks.  Freshman Eric Browning worked the final 2/3 of an inning and was charged with two runs on three hits with two walks.

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