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UNO Baseball tops Western Illinois

UNO Baseball tops Western Illinois

OMAHA, Neb. – The Omaha baseball team stretched the win streak to four with a dominant 11-1 run-rule victory over Western Illinois in seven innings on Friday night at Tal Anderson Field.

The win moves the Mavericks to 16-16 (8-5 Summit League) while the Leathernecks drop to 9-21 (5-12).

How it Happened

  • Omaha opened the scoring in the first frame, drawing the bases loaded without a single hit before Keil Krumwiede was hit by the pitch to plate Masen Prososki.
  • The Mavericks added three in the fourth when Prososki blasted a three-run homer to right after back-to-back singles by Grant Goldston and Harrison Denk.
  • Parker Smejkal and Krumwiede began the bottom of the fifth with consecutive walks and later scored on a two-RBI single by Eduardo Rosario to make it a 6-0 lead for Omaha.
  • Western Illinois scored its lone run of the game with a solo home run in the top of the sixth.
  • Omaha tacked on four runs in the sixth, starting with a bases loaded walk by Smejkal and a two-RBI single by Krumwiede.
  • Brett Bonar lifted a sacrifice fly to foul territory in right to bring home Smejkal and score Omaha’s 10th run of the game.
  • Mike Boeve reached on a fielder’s choice in the seventh and later reached third on a wild pickoff throw. Boeve sealed the run-rule win for the Mavericks after coming home on a balk.

Inside the Box Score

  • Rosario went 2-for-3 with a pair of RBI while Denk went 2-for-4 with two runs.
  • Prososki and Krumwiede each had a hit and three RBI on the night while Boeve and Smejkal touched home twice.
  • Holetz improved to 3-2 on the season after tossing the complete-game win.
  • Holetz struck out four and only allowed one run on five hits without issuing a walk.

On Deck
The Mavericks and Leathernecks continue the weekend series with game two Saturday night at Tal Anderson Field. First pitch is set for 6 p.m.

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