UWO baseball 2-1 in Kentucky

Hannah Preissner

The UW Oshkosh baseball team recovered its ground last weekend with a 2-1 finish in Lexington, Kentucky.

The Titans took on Otterbein University (Ohio) in the opener on Saturday and won 7-4 while later on losing to John Carroll University (Ohio) 11-10.

On Sunday, the Titans went up against Transylvania University and secured a 10-3 victory.

UWO Senior Colan Treml gained the fifth spot in program history with a total of 242 innings pitched. In addition, Treml recorded 12 strikeouts in the win against Otterbein University.

Treml said the weekend games have brought the team closer together and ultimately earned them victories.

“I think we learned that we can be extremely good when we focus and understand how to work together as a team,” Treml said. “When we play for ourselves, things can be a little rough. However, when we play as a team, we are much better in all aspects.”

Sophomore Hunter Staniske had a run-scoring triple in the sixth inning along with a sacrifice fly from Jonathan Selchow to make it a 4-2 lead for the Titans.

The win was secured in the eighth inning with a bunt from sophomore Eric Modaff, sending home Staniske, and a sacrifice fly from freshman Kade Bohlman.

Overall on Saturday, Titan hitters outhit their opponents 27-19, with hits coming from senior Dylan Ott who went 5-for-7 at the plate, Bohlman, as well as seniors Jenson Hinton, Alex Koch, and Zack Radde.

Ott said he is hoping the team can get to the level he knows they can reach and more.

“We want to get back to where we were last year and make that next step,” Ott said. “Personally I want to do everything I can to get this team to that level.”

The Titans kept the game close against John Carroll University but couldn’t overcome the Blue Streaks in the end.

On Sunday, UWO had no problem getting an early 9-1 lead against the Transylvania University Pioneers.

Bohlman again represented the Titans well with three hits along with Modaff for a combined six for the 16 hits the Titans had.

Bohlman also said having a team effort game in and game out is important to the team’s success.

“We have been struggling for the first couple games,” Bohlman said. ”But I think we are starting to figure out to win baseball games as a team. It takes a team effort to win baseball games.”

The lead was secured even more with a sacrifice fly from Ott, sending Bohlman to the plate.

The Titans will head to Earlham College in Indiana this weekend for a three-game series March 22-23.

Bohlman is hoping that the team can play hard and move past their mistakes.

“We need to stay fired up all game and not hang our heads when something doesn’t go our way,” Bohlman said.