By Adam Roberts 5/3/2021
If you had told me the Brewers gave UWL baseball a call yesterday and asked to borrow some of the runs they scored against Finlandia on Saturday to help beat the Dodgers, I wouldn’t be the least surprised.
Saying the Eagles were electric on offense would be a gross understatement. UWL set school records in both runs scored and RBI in their 37-7 win Saturday, part of a doubleheader sweep that included a 10-0 shutout in game two. Interestingly enough, Finlandia acutally led in game one after the top of the second 1-0, before the Eagles responded with 13, 8, 5, 4, and 7 runs in each subsequent inning before the game was called off on a mercy rule in the seventh.
UWL also had 26 hits in the first game Saturday, now third most in school history and just one shy of the record set against UW-Superior in 1981. The 10 hits they had in the second inning tied the most in one inning with games against Superior in 1995 and Occidental College of California in 2000. The seven home runs are second in school history behind the nine in that 1981 Superior game. Also, big thanks to whoever keeps track of the records at UWL for being on top of those statistics!
The Eagles play again up in Eau Claire tomorrow in a doubleheader.