Both the University of Wisconsin-Superior baseball and softball teams were on the road Saturday, playing games at UW-Platteville. The Yellowjacket baseball team split a doubleheader with the Pioneers, while the softball team was swept in a doubleheader against UW-Whitewater, being played at Platteville’s Pioneer Stadium because Whitewater’s facility is unplayable due to the recent inclement weather.
Whitewater 8, Yellowjackets 0
For the fourth straight game the Yellowjackets were shut out, the third time by an 8-0 score. It was a 1-0 game until the bottom of the fifth when the Warhawks exploded for seven runs. The Yellowjackets had just two hits in the game.
Whitewater 3, Yellowjackets 2
The Yellowjackets finally broke their scoring drought in the nightcap on a pair of home runs, one each from Nicolle Gross and Superior-native Ashley Martin. Despite the Yellowjackets building a threat in the top of the seventh, the Warhawks ultimately held on for the win.
Yellowjackets 4, Platteville 3
The Yellowjackets snapped a four-game losing streak with a one-run victory in the opener. After jumping out to a 4-0 lead through five innings, the Yellowjackets rode strong pitching from Dan Genrich to the win.
Platteville 8, Yellowjackets 0
Platteville got some revenge in the second game, evening the series. Starter Travis Elwood struggled early, giving up eight runs through 2.2 innings. Graham Miller pitched 5.1 innings of scoreless relief, but in the meantime the Yellowjackets weren’t able to generate any offense.
The track and field teams did not compete Saturday, as their events were canceled. On Sunday, the softball team has a doubleheader with UW-Oshkosh, once again being played at Platteville, while the baseball team is scheduled to play a twinbill with Platteville. Of note, there is an 80 percent chance of thunderstorms in Platteville for Sunday, which could push all of the games to Monday.