Pioneers lose final home game

Colten Bartholomew, Sports Editor

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The Pioneer baseball team was shelled by the Edgewood Eagles 18-6 in the Pioneers’ final home game of the season April 30.

The Eagles started quickly in the first inning, scoring six runs in their first at-bats of the game on the strength of timely hits and two Pioneers errors.

University of Wisconsin-Platteville scored twice in their half but allowed two runs in the top of the second as the Eagles pushed their lead to 8-2.

The Eagles scored five runs in the fifth inning and put the game away early.

UW-Platteville used five pitchers in the contest.  Starter senior Zach Ryan lasted just one-third of an inning, allowing six runs with only two earned.  Pioneer relievers struggled as well.  Freshman Shane Sosinksy came into the game in the third inning and allowed five runs in three and a third innings of work.  Sophomore Trevor Hall pitched the eighth and ninth, allowing five runs.

Leading the Eagles’ offensive outburst was right fielder Marc Ostrowski, who went 2-4 with four RBIs and four runs scored.  For the Pioneers, freshman designated hitter George Jester III went 3-4 with three RBIs and two runs scored.

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