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Wildcat Baseball Wins First Game in Series Against Saint Louis

by | May 20, 2021

A screen shot from ESPN+ of Jake Wilhoit’s double in the 5th inning. The next three games against Saint Louis are also slated to be available on ESPN+.

 

After dropping their last home game of the season to Duke, the Wildcats took to the road and defeated Saint Louis 11-3. The Thursday afternoon game was the first of a 4-game series against the Billikens.

Jake Biedermann was the on the mound for the ‘Cats and pitched five and two-thirds innings – allowing two runs by St. Louis.

The Billikens had taken a 1-0 lead after scoring a run in the bottom of the third. The ‘Cats bats let loose in the top of the fifth with a triple, two doubles, and a single. Those hits, coupled with several walks resulted in eight Wildcats crossing home plate in the inning.

The ‘Cats weren’t done, and padded their lead with runs in the sixth and seventh innings as well.

Will Schomberg came in to pitch for the ‘Cats in the sixth inning and finished the game – pitching the final three and one third innings.

Highlights for the ‘Cats offense include the following:

Alex Fedje-Johnson, Trevor Candelaria, Henry Candelaria, and Ruben Fontes each had two hits. Meanwhile, Henry Koehler and Jake Withoit each had three runs batted in.

The ‘Cats have a doubleheader against SLU on Friday, and a fourth game on Saturday.¬†

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