BIRMINGHAM, Ala.--The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh scored two insurance runs over the last two innings after Adrian College had pulled within two in the sixth, and doubled up the Bulldogs on Friday evening by an 8-4 score. The non-conference game was hosted on the Birmingham-Southern College campus.
= Final Scoreline: Wisconsin-Oshkosh 8-6-4, Adrian 4-9-2
= Location: Striplin Field, Birmingham, Ala.; Weather: Clear, mid-40s, slight wind
= Records: UW-Oshkosh Titans 1-0 overall ; Adrian Bulldogs 1-3 overall
= No. 9 hitter Sam Schwenn went 2-for-4, including a triple, with a run batted in.
= Logan Reckert drove in four runs on a hit and sacrifice fly.
= Leadoff man Jack Paulson walked three times, scored twice and had three stolen bases.
= Colan Treml scattered six hits in five innings to get the win. He struck out seven while walking one and allowing three runs (1 earned).
= Jacob Pohlman pitched a four-inning save, striking out three and walking none. He allowed an unearned run and three hits.
HOW IT HAPPENED
= UW-Oshkosh broke open a close 1-0 game with five runs in the top of the fourth inning, highlighted by Reckert's bases-clearing double to left-center field.
= Down 6-2, Adrian cut into the deficit further with a run in both the fifth and sixth to close within 6-4. Guck had a RBI-single to right field and Mikowski scored on a dropped fly by the right fielder.
= The Bulldogs led in hits, 9-6, but had 10 runners left on base.
= The Titans increased the lead to 7-4 on a Tyler Kozlowski RBI-single up the middle in the eighth. Alex Koch restored the four-run lead on a sacrifice fly to close the scoring.
BEYOND THE BOX SCORE
= The Bulldogs are preseason nationally-ranked No. 23 by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper, and "receiving votes" (14 points) in the first D3baseball.com weekly poll.
= The Titans are also "receiving votes" (21) in this week's D3baseball.com Top-25.
= Tonight was the first time so far this season that Adrian didn't score first in a game.
= Guck leads AC with a .429 batting average (6-14) through four contests.
= This marked the first meeting between the schools.
= Adrian and Transylvania will meet here tomorrow night (Noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central) with BSC's Striplin Field serving as a neutral site again. Video and Live Stats
(Editor's note: Boxscore not available as of 10:45 p.m.)