Baseball Falls to 2-2 at UAA Championship with 14-2 Loss to Case Western
Sanford, Fla., March 13, 2011 – The Washington University in St. Louis baseball team fell to 2-2 at the 2011 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship Tournament following a 14-2 loss to Case Western Reserve University on Sunday afternoon at Sanford Memorial Stadium in Sanford, Fla.
Washington University jumped out to an early 2-0 lead over the Spartans in the bottom of the first inning, but Case Western Reserve tied the game during the next half inning and went on to score 14-straight runs which included a seven-run surge in the top of the ninth.
The Bears had their first three batters reach base in the first and freshman Kyle Billig represented the first run across the plate when he scored from second on a Sam Alexander error in left field. Later in the inning, senior Travis May was on third and junior Brandon Rogalski was on first thanks to Alexander’s error and the Bears attempted a double steal, with Rogalski ending up safe at second while May stole home.
Case Western scored six times over the next three innings to jump ahead 6-2, and the Spartans tallied seven runs on five hits in the top of the ninth to put the game out of reach.
Rogalski started the game on the mound for Washington University and picked up the loss, allowing six runs on eight hits in 3.1 innings. Case Western Reserve started A.J. Boshinski improved to 3-0 on the year, throwing six innings while giving up just two runs on four hits with five strikeouts.
Washington University (5-7, 2-2 UAA) concludes competition at the UAA Championship with two games on Monday, March 14, in Sanford, Fla. The Bears face Brandeis University at 9 a.m. (ET) and Emory University at 12 p.m. (ET).