WICHITA, Kan. -- Wayne State used five home runs to win the opener 16-6, but the bats went silent in the second game as Newman rallied late with 10 runs in the final three innings as the Jets salvaged a split of the doubleheader with a 11-5 win over the Wildcats to split a non-conference college baseball twinbill at McCarthy Field in Wichita, Kansas.
The opener saw the Wildcats crush five home runs and 16 hits. Senior Tanner Simons and junior Travis Miller each homered twice to lead the Wildcat hit parade, highlighted by a nine-run third inning.
WSC took a 1-0 lead in the second on Miller’s lead off blast over the left field wall.
After Newman took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the frame, WSC took control in the top of the third with a nine run inning.
Simons led off the third with a homer. Four batters later, Miller connected for a three-run homer for his second long ball of the contest. Other big hits to highlight the inning included a two-runs single from David Janes and an RBI single from Bryce Bisenius, giving the ‘Cats a 10-2 lead.
Junior Charles Hasty (1-1) earned the pitching win, working 4.2 innings and allowing six runs (four earned) on nine hits with three strikeouts. Spencer Johnson recorded one out while Jordan Mehl retired all six batters he faced in the final two innings.
In game two, the Wildcats were held to just two hits in the first six innings while Newman erupted late for 10 runs in the final three innings to break open a close game.
WSC went without a hit until one out in the fourth when Peyton Barnes doubled.
With Newman leading 1-0 entering the sixth, WSC evened the score at 1-1 on a David Janes RBI single.
But the Jets scored twice in the bottom of the frame for a 3-1 advantage.
The Wildcats countered with two runs in the top of the seventh as Jackson Petersen’s double scored Bryce Bisenius and Travis Miller to make the score 3-3.
Newman took the lead for good with two in the bottom of the seventh and plated six runs in the eighth for an 11-3 lead.
WSC is now 2-6 overall while Newman is 5-9.
WASHINGTON 8, BVU 3: Washington scored five runs in the fifth inning and three in the seventh to beat Buena Vista on Sunday in St. Louis.
Buena Vista took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Peyton Renning scored on a throwing error. Washington would score five runs in the fifth as Henry Singer doubled to drive in one run and John Brinkman plated three with his double.
The Beavers aded two runs in the ninth as Tyler Tennyson's single brought in Alex Savary and Keaton King scored on a throwin error.
BVU, which is now 0-3 on the season, used seven pitchers in the game.