Baseball plays UW-M, splits with St. Norbert

Mike Karpinski

Mike Karpinski attempting to score a run in a game against St. Norbert College. Photo by Tiffany Peshek

Josh DeGrasse-Baumann
Editorial Staff

An RBI in the top of the second inning gave the Pioneer baseball team a temporary lead over Division I opponent UW-Milwaukee.

Joe Klobukowski tripled to start the inning. Two at-bats later, Tyler Warner grounded to second baseman Cole Kraft who chose to get the out at first and surrender the RBI.

The Panthers scored twice in the bottom of the inning to take the lead. They scored one run in the third and eighth innings to secure a 4-1 lead.

The Pioneers best opportunity for more scoring came in the fourth inning when they stranded the bases loaded.

The Pioneers rebounded from the loss by taking a 10-7 decision over St. Norbert College. Starter Drew Volkmann struck out eight batters over four and two-thirds innings en route to his second win.

St. Norbert claimed the next two games before Carroll ended the season series with an 8-3 victory.

Sam Mulkey threw a complete game for his second win of the season. He struck out seven batters while walking five.

Beloit swept the season series with games on April 23 and April 25, outscoring the Pioneers 42-19.

With eight games left in the season, Carroll currently sits in fourth place in the Midwest Conference North Division.

They’ll end the season with four games against Lawrence University. The Vikings are yet to win a game in the Midwest Conference.

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