UWS Sweeps Platteville

Com­ing off an 8–4 trip in Florida over spring break, the Yel­low­jack­ets have strug­gled since return­ing to the state of Wis­con­sin. The Yel­low­jack­ets were sup­posed to travel to UW-Stevens Point, but due to bad weather, they had to make the near-seven hour trip to UW-Platteville.

Nei­ther the ride nor the com­pe­ti­tion was kind to the Yel­low­jack­ets. The Yel­low­jack­ets strug­gled to score runs. In the four games the Yel­low­jack­ets played, they man­aged to score only two runs, and were held to zero hits against the Uni­ver­sity of Wis­con­sin Stevens-Point, while giv­ing up a total of 28 runs. The offense isn’t the only part of the game that has had prob­lems. The pitch­ing has strug­gled too; giv­ing up 28 runs over a span of four games. Over the four games, two losses came against the Uni­ver­sity of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, who hap­pens to be in first place in the con­fer­ence, and two losses against UW-Stevens Point.

With the four losses, the Yel­low­jack­ets have fallen to 9–12 on the sea­son and 0–4 in WIAC con­fer­ence play; sit­ting in last place in the WIAC. The Yel­low­jack­ets will look to bounce back this com­ing week­end when they head back to Plat­teville to play double-headers against UW-Whitewater and UW-Oshkosh. If the offense can pick up its pro­duc­tion it will help carry this team.

With a six-game los­ing streak star­ing them in the face, the Yel­low­jack­ets have 16 games left on the sea­son to turn their strug­gles around and make a play­off push. The Yel­low­jack­ets can start their turn­around this com­ing week­end by tak­ing a few games from teams who are ahead of the Yel­low­jack­ets in the stand­ings. Tak­ing it game-by-game, inning-by-inning, and pitch-by-pitch is what the Jack­ets are look­ing to do.

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