Madison College baseball beats CC of RI 7-2 in NJCAA World Series game
ENID, OK (WKOW) -- The WolfPack combined good hitting and a solid outing from Middleton H.S. product, Shane Adler, to earn their first win of the 2012 NJCAA Division II College World Series in Enid, Oklahoma. Madison College scattered twelve hits and five of nine starters had multiple hits in a 7-2 win over the Community College of Rhode Island.
Madison College started the game with one run in the top of the first on a double steal by Landon Tenhagen and Ryan McShane. McShane scored on the play. Rhode Island then scored in the bottom half of the inning and the score was knotted at 1-1 until the top of the sixth inning. In the top of the sixth inning, with no outs, Jake Page hit a two RBI single to left field scoring Landon Tenhagen and Treysen Vavra. Leading 3-1, the WolfPack added to their lead with four runs in the top of the seventh inning. Luke Maldonado, Landon Tenhagen, and Nathan Pollock all had RBIs in the inning. Rhode Island added a run in the seventh but did not get any closer, falling 7-2 to the WolfPack.
Shane Adler improved his record to 7-1 overall and 2-0 in the postseason as he gave up seven hits and allowed just one earned run. Adler struck out three batters while working seven innings. Cody Peterson, a former Burlington H.S. student-athlete, came in in relief, earning his second save of the season, striking out three over two innings.
Offensively, five out of nine starters had two or more hits accounting for twelve total hits for the game. Ryan McShne, Luke Maldonado, Landon Tenhagen, Bryce Barsness, and Jake Page all had two or more hits. Bryce Barsness was 3-for-5 while Landon Tenhagen was 2-for-3. Luke Maldonado had two doubles in his 2-for-4 day.
With the win, the WolfPack advance to play Heartland Community College on Monday, May 28 at 7:00 PM. Heartland is 52-6 after beating Catawba Valley Community College, from North Carolina, in their first game, 5-4. Madison College improves their overall record to 44-11 and 7-0 in postseason play.
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