Henry Wannemuehler drove in four runs on three hits as the Wabash offense continued to roll in its 12-2 win Thursday evening over Marian University (WI) in Tucson, Arizona.
Wannemuehler hit two doubles in addition to a triple for three of the Little Giants' five extra-base hits. Sean Roginski and Jackson Blevins each hit doubles as part of a 12-hit effort for Wabash (6-2).
Wabash trailed 1-0 after Marian (0-1) scored an unearned run in second inning. The Little Giants pushed a pair of runs across in the third on a two-run double by Roginski to take the lead. Wannemuehler drove in two runs in the top of the fourth on a double over the head of the Sabres' left fielder to bring home Jordan Hansen and Bryce Aldridge. Wannemuehler came home on a single by Jared Wolfe to make it a 5-1 game. Roginski singled home another run in the inning to provide Wabash a 6-1 lead after four innings.
The Little Giants tacked on two more runs in the fifth inning on back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Andrew Jumonville and Wannemuehler to push the lead to 8-1. Wannemuehler's triple in the seventh inning scored Jumonville with the ninth run of the game for Wabash and started a four-run inning for the Little Giants. An error scored Wannemuehler from third ahead of a single by Matthew Annee to plate Tyler Downing for an 11-1 lead. Eric Chavez drove in the final run of the game for Wabash with a single through the left side of the infield.
Marian picked up another unearned run in the bottom of the seventh for the ten-run differential.
Starter Erich Lange and Eric Murphy combined to no-hit the Sabres through 6-1/3 innings before Marian collected three hits to close out the game. Murphy picked up his second win, pitching five innings and limiting Marian to two hits and two walks with one strikeout. Lange pitched two innings with five walks and one struck out. Kase Lawson threw an inning of relief with only one hit allowed. Tyler Cooper closed out the contest with a walk and a strike out in one inning of relief work.
Wabash plays its final spring break series Friday with a doubleheader against North Central University (MN) starting at 4 p.m. MST.