April 24, 2014

Stevens Point and Whitewater advance in D-3 winners bracket

Second seeded UW-Stevens Point and third seeded UW-Whitewater will square off in the winners bracket of the NCAA Division 3 Whitewater Regional Tournament today.  Both teams earned opening round victories yesterday

Stevens Point (36-9), which won the WIAC tournament last weekend at Whitewater, came from 4-runs down to beat fifth seeded Benedictine 6-5 in 10-innings.

Whitewater (35-7) got a complete game from senior right-hander Tom Kerndt and knocked off fourth seeded Case Western 2-0.

Top seeded St. Thomas (MN) lost its opening round game 1-0 to sixth seeded St. Scholastica in the opener.

The day 2 schedule follows:

12:00pm  St. Thomas (33-6) vs. Benedictine (32-11)
3:00pm    Case Western (27-13) vs. St. Scholastica (28-9)
6:00pm    UW-Stevens Point (36-9) vs. UW-Whitewater (35-7)

At the Central Regional in Moline, Illinois, top-seeded Webster scored six runs in the third inning and beat Ripon College 7-6 in an opening round game.