WolfPack responds with 4 wins after loss

Clarion Staff Report

Winning a pair of doubleheaders was a great way for the Madison College baseball team to rebound from a big loss. 

Just days after suffering its second loss of the season, an 11-0 drubbing by Triton College, the WolfPack handily defeated Highland Community College in a pair of games. Then they took two close victories from College of DuPage. 

Madison College beat Highland 21-0 in five innings in the first game and 7-2 in the second game to improve their record to 12-2 overall. 

The WolfPack made quick work of Highland in the first game by scoring an insurmountable 14 runs in the top of the first inning. In all, Madison College had 14 hits in the game and took advantage of 11 walks and three errors. 

Gabe Roessler led the WolfPack with four hits in the game, while Brady Jurgella added a triple and three hits. 

A big inning was the key in the second game against Highland as well. Madison College broke open a 1-1 game by scoring six runs in the top of the third inning, going on to win, 7-2. 

Jurgella had another strong game with three hits, including a double. Luke Hansel and Roessler both added two hits. 

Things were much closer against the College of DuPage on April 3.  

Madison College beat DuPage, 5-3, in the first game, scoring twice in the third and sixth inning. Eli Kramer and Roessler both had two hits in the game for the WolfPack. Eli Hoyt pitched the win, while Luke Hansel earned a save. 

The second game of the doubleheader saw Madison College score the only run of the game in the fourth inning, despite pounding out seven hits. Doyle had two hits and scored, while Jurgella had the game-winning RBI and two hits, including a double. Five Madison College pitchers combined for the shutout win. 

On March 29, Madison College suffered its second defeat of the season in its first game since its spring break Arizona trip. Division I foe Triton College handily won, 11-0, in seven innings. 

The game was scoreless until the bottom of the fourth inning, when Triton scored six runs on five hits, an error and a wild pitch. The WolfPack’s potent offensive attack was held to just four hits in the game. 

Madison College, ranked No. 2 in the NJCAA Division II poll, is scheduled to host Sauk Valley Community College for a doubleheader on April 7 before traveling to Milwaukee Area Technical College for two games on April 9. 

Softball Update 

Next up for the Madison College softball team is a scheduled doubleheader at Joliet Junior College on April 5. The WolfPack will then play a doubleheader at Highland Community College on April 10.  

Due to wet weather, the softball team has had games against Triton College and Waubonsee Community College cancelled or postponed. The WolfPack hasn’t played since the end of its spring break trip to Florida on March 15. 

Madison College’s home opener is now set for April 16, with a doubleheader against Sauk Valley Community College.