Wolves Split & Have Sunday Washed Away

Wayne, NE (NSUWolves.com) – The Northern State University baseball dropped game one against Wayne State losing, 14-1 and winning game two, 5-2. An explosive sixth inning by the Wildcats in game one kept the win out of reach for the Wolves. In game two, NSU capitalized off of key situational hitting to take the game.

Final Score of Game 1: NSU 1, WSC 14
Final Score of Game 2: NSU 5, WSC 2
Records: NSU 18-26 (NSIC 13-21), WSC 25-17, (NSIC 20-12)


  • Wayne State score was the first to score in first inning with two runs; the Wildcats extended their lead with two runs in the second
  • WSC added to their lead with five runs in the third inning
  • Northern State chipped away from the deficit as Jack Weidner singled to left field to scored Brennan Phillips in the sixth
  • Wayne State responded back with five runs in the bottom of the sixth inning
  • The Wolves tallied one run off of six hits with one error
  • Max Otto recorded the loss in 5.0 innings pitched with four strikeouts against 28 batters


  • Brennan Phillips: 2-for-3, 1 run
  • Karson Hesser: 1-for-3
  • Jack Weidner: 1-for-3, 1 RBI
  • Jonah Schmidt: 1-for-2, 1 walk
  • Austin Reiter: 1-for-1
  • Max Otto: 5.0 innings pitched, 4 strikeouts


  • After a scoreless first inning, Wayne State was on the board with one run that scored on a pass ball
  • In the top of the fifth inning, Nick Friedges drove the ball down the right field line for a double that scored Andrew Wedwick and Easton Rerick to take the lead
  • Northern State extended the lead in the fifth inning as Karson Hesser scored Brennan Phillips, Friedges, and Nicholas Ochoa on a double to right center to lead by four runs
  • WSC chipped away from the deficit with one run in the bottom of the sixth inning
  • The Wolves tallied 5 runs off of eight hits with two errors
  • Michael Chevalier notched the win in 8.0 innings of work with six strikeouts
  • In 1.0 innings pitched, Drew Burkholder recorded the save along with one save against three batters


  • Karson Hesser: 2-for-4, 3 RBIs, 1 double
  • Jonah Schmidt: 2-for-4
  • Nick Friedges: 1-for-5, 2 RBIs, 1 run
  • Brennan Phillips: 1-for-3, 1 run
  • Easton Rerick: 1-for-4, 1 run
  • Andrew Wedwick: 1-for-4, 1 run
  • Michael Chevalier: 8.0 innings pitched, 6 strikeouts, Win
  • Drew Burkholder: 1.0 innings pitched, 1 strikeout, Save


Wayne, NE (NSUWolves.com) – Due to weather conditions the series finale between Northern State University and Wayne State has been canceled. Since the game did not reach the fifth inning, all stats from the game will not count towards the season.  The Wolves split the series against the Wildcats, 1-1.

Up Next:
Northern State returns home to take on Augustana in a doubleheader to start the week. The games are set for 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30 at Fossum Field.