UW-Oshkosh's Andy Brahier hit a home run and drove in five runs in the first game, Colan Treml pitched a two-hit shutout while Johnny Eagan homered and doubled three times among his five hits during the nightcap, and the Titans swept a baseball doubleheader against UW-Platteville on Saturday (April 22) at Tiedemann Field.
UW-Oshkosh (15-13, 6-4 WIAC) downed the Pioneers by scores of 7-1 in the opener and 8-0 during the second contest. The Titans, who earned their fourth straight victory over UW-Platteville, have won 15 of their last 17 meetings with the Pioneers.
UW-Platteville (17-12, 2-8 WIAC) remains in sixth in the league standings while UW-Oshkosh moves into a tie for second with 10 conference games to play.
Brahier concluded the day 5-for-9 at the plate with eight runs batted in while Eagan went 6-for-9 with five runs scored and three RBIs. Eagan, who compiled 11 total bases in the second game, tied the WIAC record with three doubles during the nightcap.
In Saturday's first game, UW-Oshkosh scored a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning and held leads of 6-0 after four innings and 7-0 entering the eight frame.
Brahier collected three run-scoring hits, including an RBI single that scored Jack Paulson with the game's first run. Brahier added a two-run homer – his team-leading fourth of the season – in the third inning and a two-run double in the fifth frame en route to matching his career high with five RBIs.
Mitch Marty and Kyle Reinhart had three hits apiece for UW-Platteville. Reinhart matched the WIAC record with three doubles.
The Titans outhit the Pioneers, 11-9, as both teams left 12 runners on base.
Sam Schwenn contributed two hits for the Titans, including a two-out RBI single that gave UW-Oshkosh a 2-0 advantage in the first inning.
Noah Polcyn gave UW-Oshkosh a 7-0 advantage with a run-scoring single with one out in the seventh inning.
UW-Oshkosh starting pitcher Nick McLees (2-2) earned the win after recording seven strikeouts in six scoreless innings. He limited the Pioneers to five hits and three walks.
Pioneers starting pitcher Nathan Fay (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on eight hits and one walk in 2.2 innings pitched.
Each of UW-Platteville's three pitchers surrendered runs as Matt Allen was charged with a pair of runs in 1.1 innings of work, and Kale Pustina gave up one run over the final four frames.
In Saturday's nightcap, Treml (4-1) had a career-high 10 strikeouts and faced three batters over the minimum on the way to his second straight and third overall shutout of the year.
After walking the leadoff batter in the top of the first inning, Treml retired 10 consecutive Pioneers until allowing back-to-back one-out singles in the fourth frame. Treml, who kept the shutout intact by retiring the next two batters, did not allow a UW-Platteville baserunner past first base for the remainder of the contest.
UW-Platteville mustered just two baserunners over the final five innings as Treml hit Pioneer batters with pitches in both the sixth and eighth innings.
The Titans backed Treml's pitching gem with 14 hits, including a season-high six for extra bases.
Eagan, who went 5-for-5 with four runs scored and three runs batted in, has reached base in 28 straight games. He doubled and scored in the first inning, singled in the third frame, doubled and scored in the fifth inning, hit a solo home run in the seventh frame, and laced a two-run double and scored in the eighth inning.
Brahier added a pair of hits and three runs batted in during the nightcap, lifting a sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead in the first inning before singling in the seventh frame and providing the final score with a two-out, two-run single in the eighth inning.
Schwenn's triple plated Eagan for a 2-0 lead in the home half of the first inning. The Titans upped their lead to 3-0 on a sacrifice fly by Jensen in the fifth frame.
Eagan hit his second home run of the year for a 4-0 advantage in the seventh inning before UW-Oshkosh tacked on four runs on three hits during the eighth frame.
Zack Radde singled to lead off the Titans' eighth inning, and Paulson and Kozlowski drew two-out walks ahead of Eagan, who plated two runs with a double to center field. Brahier then followed with a single that scored both Kozlowski and Eagan.
UW-Platteville starting pitcher Colton Bormann (3-2) suffered the loss after ceding three runs on nine hits and one walk in 4.1 innings pitched.
UW-Oshkosh hosts UW-Platteville for another doubleheader on Sunday (April 23).