ADRIAN, Mich. - The top-two seeds lost on the opening day of the 2012 Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) Baseball Tournament.
#5 Siena Heights def. #4 Northwestern Ohio, 4-1
Host Siena Heights grabbed the first win of the day with three runs in the first inning off the bat of Ben Schubert. Schubert had another RBI in the eighth. Corey Alexander picked up the win while Pichi Torres suffered the loss.
Hits: Ben Schubert (UNOH), Jordan Crowell (UNOH), Kyle Benschoter (SHU), Mike Lollo (SHU), Cory Lehman (SHU), Dan Abott (SHU), 2
RBIs: Dan Abott (SHU), 4; Ben Schubert, 1
Put Outs: Cory Cook (UNOH), 13; Josh White (SHU), 11
#3 Madonna def. #2 Davenport, 8-1
The Crusaders scored one run to start the game and then used three runs in the fourth inning to take control, 4-1. MU scored another run in the sixth before exploding for three more in the seventh. Jeremy Gooding (7-5) recorded six strikeouts in the win. Jordan Anderson (7-2) suffered the loss for DU.
Hits: Drew Kennedy (DU), 4; Steve Pelletier (MU), Eric Cummings (DU), 3
RBIs: Donny Holland (MU), Steve Pelletier (MU), 2; Eric Cummings (DU), 1
Put Outs: Donny Holland (MU), Austin Licon (DU), 8
#5 Siena Heights def. #1 Indiana Tech, 9-5
SHU upset top-seeded Tech in the Saints second game of the day. Brandon Paletta scored Craig Herrmann to put Tech ahead 1-0 in the third inning, but Corey Caldwell hit a solo homer in the fifth inning to tie. Tech answered with four runs in the sixth and held a one-run lead (5-4) heading into the seventh inning when Brett Howard hit a three-run shot over the left-field wall. Dan Abott added a two-run shot in the ninth to push the Saints to the 9-5 win. Travis Mielcarek got the win, Jake Kret the save, and Alex Kimsey suffered the loss.
Hits: Brett Howard (SHU), Corey Caldwell (SHU), Craig Herrmann (IT), 3
RBIs: Brett Howard (SHU), 3
Put Outs: Eric Wald (IT), 9; Josh White (SHU), 7
#2 Davenport def. #4 Northwestern Ohio, 7-2
The Panthers got a two-run shot in the fourth off the bat of Mike Allen and scored three more in the fifth to take a commanding lead. Another two runs in the seventh sealed UNOH's fate as the Racers suffered its second loss and was eliminated from the tournament. Drew Sain (5-2) picked up the win while Zach Petrick (5-4) suffered the loss.
Hits: several (DU), 2; several (UNOH), 1
RBIs: Mike Allen (DU), 3; Ben Smith (UNOH), 2
Put Outs: Drew Kennedy (DU), 10; Ben Schubert (UNOH), 9