St. Thomas’ baseball team rallied from behind twice to edge Baldwin-Wallace 5-4 in the NCAA Division III World Series in Appleton, Wis., to stay in the winners’ bracket at 2-0.
Baldwin-Wallace (30-19) scored two runs in the top of the fifth to take a 3-1 lead, but the Tommies tied it in the bottom of the inning on Jack Hogan’s triple and a wild pitch. Ben Podobinski’s RBI single in the sixth made it 4-3. He was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Tommies (39-8), who have won 14 games in a row, scored an unearned run in the seventh for a 5-3 lead. J.D. Dorgan singled for his 200th hit, stole second and came home on a throwing error.
The Yellowjackets got within a run on three consecutive one-out singles in the ninth.
Softball team wins, too
St. Thomas scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat Montclair State 4-3 on Saturday in the losers’ bracket of the NCAA Division III softball tournament in Tyler, Texas. Mary Rentz’s double drove in two runs.
Kendra Bowe pitched six-plus innings and gave up all three runs, including two in the bottom of the seventh. Katie Jo Delislie got the final three outs.