With games pushed back until later in the day at the Battle Of Omaha due to heavy rain on Wednesday night, the Senators took the opportunity to take in a College World Series game, defending national champion South Carolina beat Kent State 4-1 as Kent State was eliminated. Later in the day, starting at 5:30pm, the Senators had a back-to-back doubleheader to get caught up with their schedule.
In the first game, Ray Schnur and Brad Tiefenthaler combined on a 10-0 shutout (six innings). The Senators had 9 hits and received 9 walks in defeating the host team Omaha NW. Wyatt Eckert led the way offensively with 3 hits and 4 RBI (3 RBI on 2 singles in an 8-run second inning). Ten different Senators scored one run each in the win. David Lindgren had 2 hits and Cole Andriolo had a double and an RBI in the 8-run second inning as well.
In the second game, against Lincoln Pius (NE), the Senators were the victims of tougher pitching, managing only 2 hits, singles by Cole Andriolo and Tristen Shea, with 13 strikeouts and no walks. Matt Burgess started and took the loss going 5 innings and allowing only 1 earned run. David Lindgren pitched one inning in relief.
The Senators are back at it today for a single game at 7am MST against the Longmont Twins.