Weekend Recap – March 19, 2018
Contact: Colton Andresen, Media Relations Coordinator
Butzin and McMahon dominant to start the season
La Crosse, Wis. – The weekend was highlighted by strong pitching performances and productive weekends from a few Loggers on the west coast.
Tyler Butzin had yet another strong outing on the mound for the Madonna Crusaders, picking up his third victory of the season against Rochester College (Mich.). The lefty threw 6.0 innings, striking out seven and allowing just one run on four hits. Butzin’s ERA is at a miniscule 1.64 through his first five starts, helping lead Madonna to a 21-6 record and 12-0 in conference after sweeping Rochester this weekend.
Mason McMahon delivered two more quality starts for UW-La Crosse last week as the Eagles finished their spring break trip with a 5-3 record at the Russmatt Central Florida Invitational. McMahon pitched well in a 3-2 loss to tenth ranked The College of New Jersey, allowing just one earned run and striking out nine over 7.0 innings. In his next start vs. Webster University, McMahon dominated with 12 strikeouts over 8.1 innings, allowing one earned run and picking up his second victory of the season.
San Diego’s future Logger duo of Brhet Bewley and Shane McGuire had a productive weekend vs. Santa Clara. McGuire went 5-for-8 with two RBI and added four walks over the three game series, while Bewley had a big game Sunday as he went 2-4 with three RBI and one walk in the middle of the Toreros’ lineup.
Garret Price continued his production out of the Liberty bullpen, picking up the victory in Sunday’s series win over Gardner-Webb. Price struck out four and allowed just one hit in 1.1 innings of relief, giving him 26 strikeouts over 17.0 innings of work so far this season.
Braiden Ward had a productive weekend for Washington in the Huskies three game sweep over Arizona. Ward went 4-for-9 on the weekend including an RBI triple and two runs scored in Friday’s 7-1 victory. Ward has reached base safely in 13 consecutive games, getting on base at a .396 rate with five stolen bases on the season.
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