Milwaukee Slugs Past Butler

Milwaukee Slugs Past Butler

INDIANAPOLIS - WIth Butler leading 5-0, Milwaukee scored 13 unanswered runs in the late innings to beat the Bulldog baseball team 13-5. Sixteen of UWM's 21 hits came in the 6th, 7th and 8th innings.

BU jumped on the Panthers early, taking advantage of a wild start by Mike Schneider. The Bulldogs scored twice in the bottom of the 1st and then three times in the 2nd to lead 5-0.

Milwaukee answered with three in the 6th, chasing BU starter Brad Schnitzer in the process. Schnitzer had been efficient and aggressive through the first five innings before giving up a few hits. UWM ended up taking the lead for good with six runs in the top of the 7th.

Junior Pat Gelwicks went 3-for-5 with two runs to lead Butler. Senior Brian Padove added a 2-for-4 effort, including a double and a run in the bottom of the 2nd inning.

Paul Hoenecke was 4-for-5 for the Panthers, who smacked 20+ hits for the second straight day. Four other UWM players had three hits each.

After Schneider put the Panthers in an early hole, it was a trio of relievers that got Milwaukee back into the game. Eric King, Greg Blohowiak and Jordan Guth combined for 7.2 innings of shutout pitching. King worked 3.2 innings and struck out six.

The game was Senior Day for seven Bulldogs playing their final home game at Bulldog Park. Butler will play a series at UIC next weekend before the Horizon League Baseball Championship the following week.