MEQUON, Wisconsin – Junior Michael Boehmer allowed just four hits and struck out nine to pitch the MSOE baseball team to another game in the 2017 NACC Tournament with a 2-1 win over Dominican Friday morning at Kapco Park.
The Raiders (20-20) used small ball to score two runs in the fourth inning to overcome a 1-0 deficit and end the season of the Stars (19-23). They now advance to another elimination game later Friday at approximately 4 p.m. against the winner of Aurora and Benedictine.
Boehmer (6-1) needed just 98 pitches to get through all 9.0 innings. He threw 76 strikes and did not walk a batter in the game.
Despite his dominance on the mound, MSOE faced a 1-0 deficit heading into the fourth inning. The team led off the frame with three-straight singles to load the bases. Junior Garrett Willems led off with a single to right center field, then freshman D.J. Ellifson and senior Brandon McCumber followed with bunt singles.
Sophomore Andres Oselio followed with a sacrifice fly to score Willems and move Ellifson up to third. Then, junior Max Kemp dropped down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt to score Ellifson, who'd broken from third, to make it 2-1.
Boehmer then took over and allowed just one hitter to reached base safely over the final six innings. He retired the final eight batters of the game with four strikeouts.