Treml dominates, team drops to 1-5

The UW Oshkosh baseball team traveled to Rhodes College in Tennessee last weekend going 1-2 in three games.

Game One

The Titans had a double header on Sunday winning the first game 4-2. Senior pitcher Colan Treml shined throwing a three-hit complete game while striking out eight batters and walking only one batter.
In the third inning, Rhodes College were the first to get on the board scoring two runs in the inning on a UWO error and fielders choice.
UWO scored one run in both the fourth and fifth inning.

In the fourth inning, senior Jensen Hinton hit a sacrifice fly scoring teammate, and fellow senior, Dylan Ott. In the fifth, Sean Cummings belted a homer to center field evening the score at 2-2.
The Titans pulled ahead in the eighth inning following a pair of RBI singles by sophomore Hunter Staniske and senior Zack Radde to put UWO up 4-2 and put away Rhodes College.
Hinton said traveling to different states every weekend hasn’t affected the team as much as one would think.

“Without the Florida trip this year it’s been a little different,” Hinton said. “Usually we go and play seven days in a row but with the way our schedules been with practice during the week and have those three games on the weekend it hasn’t been that hard.”

Game Two

In the second game of the weekend, UWO dropped the second game of their double-header against Rhodes College, 9-3.

Seniors Radde and Jonathan Selchow recorded multiple-hit games as Radde drove in two RBIs and Selchow plated one.

Senior pitcher Ryan Wilkening took the loss on the mound as he went four innings and gave up two earned runs on four hits.

Walks hurt UWO as the Titan pitchers combined to surrender eight walks to Rhodes batters while the Rhodes pitchers only allowed three walks to the Titans.

After trailing by four or more runs for most of the game, the Titans were able to climb back to within three runs in the eighth inning. The Lynx scored three more runs in the bottom of the eighth to put the game out of reach.
Ott said the team is at a little bit of a disadvantage because they aren’t able to practice outside with all the snow on the ground.

“It’s how it is,” Ott said. “We live in Wisconsin and know that if we want to play outside that we are going to have to travel. Getting out on a field and playing outside I will take any day over practicing in a gym.”

Game Three

In the final game of the three-game set, the Titans once again suffered a setback against the Lynx by a final score of 8-3.
Staniske and senior Alex Koch led the team with two hits apiece. Hinton recorded two RBIs for UWO.

The Titans were once again plagued by walks as UWO pitchers walked eight Rhodes batters on the afternoon.

After leading 1-0 through the third inning, the Titans surrendered four runs in the bottom of the third and weren’t able to get back in front.
The Titans will head to Kentucky to face off against Otterbein University (Ohio), John Carroll University (Ohio) and Transylvania University (Ky.) over the weekend.
Ott said it was a disappointing weekend in Tennessee but the team will look to bounce back in Kentucky.

“Any time you play there is always stuff to work on,” Ott said. “We are coming off a disappointing trip to Tennessee, but we are going to get back to work this week correct those little things we may have screwed up, work on our swings, pitching and defense and hopefully come back from Kentucky with three wins.”