Bronco Baseball Defeats Northwestern On The Road
EVANSTON, Ill.- Western Michigan topped Big Ten opponent Northwestern Wednesday on the road, 5-2. This is the second year in a row the Broncos have topped the Wildcats, also beating NU 4-1 last March in Florida.
WMU sophomore right fielder Jared Kujawa led off the second inning Wednesday with a bunt single and stole second base. Steve Buglione singled and Kujawa scored on a squeeze bunt by Patrick Duncan.
Western Michigan (14-29) doubled its lead in the top of the third. Brett Sunde singled through the right side and later scored on a single to left center by Andrew Sohn. Sunde drove in WMU’s third run in the fourth with an RBI double.
Northwestern (19-18) was able to push a run across off of WMU starter Will Nimke in the bottom of the fourth. Both teams scored a run in the sixth and the Broncos added an unearned run in the top of the ninth when Sohn was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
Nimke (2-4) picked up the win for Western Michigan (14-29), throwing 6.2 innings, striking out four. He gave up four runs and seven hits. David Brennan earned the save, not allowing a hit over the final 2.1 innings.
Sunde finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with an RBI and two runs scored, while Kujawa was 3-for-5. Both Sohn and Duncan drove in two runs apiece.
The Broncos are on the road this weekend at Akron for a three-game Mid-American Conference series.