WHITEWATER, WI (UWSP) – The Pointers needed only one run on Saturday as junior Max Frederick (New London, WI/New London) threw a gem, scattering five Case Western Reserve hits on the afternoon as UW-Stevens Point secured its fifth trip to the NCAA Division III College World Series with a 1-0 win in the Midwest Regional championship game.
This marks the fifth trip to the College World Series for UW-Stevens Point (39-9) and the fourth in the last eight years. The Pointers also set a new school record for wins in a season, eclipsing the previous mark of 38, set in 2005.
Scoreless through six and a half innings of play, Riley Spetz (Sevastopol, WI/Sevastopol) singled in the only run of the game in the bottom of the seventh, earning the Pointers the the 1-0 victory.
Frederick went seven and two-thirds, scattering five hits while striking out three. Tyler Flood (Madison, WI/La Follette) came on in relief in the eighth and was perfect to earn the save, his third of the year.The teams combined for eleven hits. Jimmy Coady (La Crosse, WI/Aquinas), the regional's Most Outstanding Player, finished the game 2-for-3 and Ryan Schilter (West Bend, WI/West) finished 2-for-4.
The Pointers will take on the winner of the Rose Hullman Regional on Friday, May 24. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Fox Cities Stadium box office. More details to follow.
Tom Kerndt, pitcher, UW-Whitewater
JD Dorgan, catcher, University of St. Thomas
Kyle Jensen, pitcher/utility, College of St. Scholastica
Kyle Flagstad, left field, College of St. Scholastica
Robert Winemiller, cather, Case Western Reserve
Jamie Hora, pitcher, Case Western Reserve
Kevin Johnstone, pitcher, Case Western Reserve
Riley Spetz (Sevastopol, WI/Sevastopol), third base, UW-Stevens Point
Max Frederick (New London, WI/New London), pitcher, UW-Stevens Point
Ben Messenger (Green Bay, WI/Bay Port), pitcher, UW-Stevens Point
Jimmy Coady (La Crosse, WI/Aquinas), right field, UW-Stevens Point – Most Outstanding Player