MEQUON, Wis. – Matthew Olig threw eight strong innings and Scott Plachinski closed the door in the night, helping the Concordia University Wisconsin Baseball team stave off elimination in the NACC Tournament with a 3-1 win over Benedictine. The Falcons will take on either Concordia Chicago or Marian tonight in another elimination game.
- Final Score: Concordia Wisconsin 3, Benedictine 1
- Location: Kapco Park – Mequon, Wisconsin
- Records: CUW 23-18; Benedictine 23-18
HOW IT HAPPENED
- The Falcons did all of their damage in the seventh inning with a three-run frame. CUW trailed 1-0 entering the seventh before Dan Ranieri (Loves Park, Ill.) started the party with a leadoff single. Justin Barney (Kenosha, Wis.) delivered an RBI triple, plating Ranieri to tie the game.
- CUW loaded the bases and Kyle Washburn (Pleasant Prairie, Wis.) stepped up to the plate with two outs and recorded a huge two-RBI single, scoring Barney and Michael Szeszol (Lake Bluff, Ill.), giving the Falcons a 3-1 lead.
- Olig (Plymouth, Wis.) was on all game, limiting Benedictine to five hits. The sophomore needed 91 pitches to work through eight innings for his fifth win of the season. Plachinski (South Milwaukee, Wis.) worked a perfect ninth for his sixth save of the season. The save was also the 15th of Plachinski's career.
- Ranieri, Eric Paz (Kenosha, Wis.), and Washburn all collected two hits for the Falcons. Paz doubles, as did Szeszol, while Barney had the RBI triple in the seventh.
- Concordia Chicago and Marian are playing an elimination game, beginning at 2:45, and the winner will take on the Falcons in the final game Saturday (starts 30 minutes after the CUC/Marian game). The winner of tonight's game will advance to Sunday and take on MSOE at 8 a.m.
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