Bronco baseball splits high-scoring series at Toledo, scoring 50 total runs | Sports

Western Michigan Baseball scored no fewer than nine runs in all four games in a series that was split in Toledo.

The series began on Friday with a 16-13 win for the Broncos. When he won, Connor Charping had seven RBI, which took the second-highest place in a single game in WMU history and scored 3-4 with a double and a home run. Ethan Hajdukovic also made an important contribution, struck a Grand Slam and set up six RBIs of his own.

The double header on Saturday started with a 15-6 win for the Broncos after four home runs, supported by a strong wind that blew onto the left field. Hajdukovic had two of the home runs and went 4-5 in total with four RBI and four runs. Easton Sikorski started for the Broncos and had the greatest success of any pitcher in the series. He allowed three runs (two of which were earned) in six innings and scored six strikeouts. Blake Dunn and Jimmy Allen had the other WMU home runs.

The second game of the double header was another high score affair that the Rockets won 11-10. Dunn had another home run that helped WMU build a 7-0 lead, but a fourth inning of six runs helped Toledo regain control. Hajdukovic and Sean O’Keefe’s home races in the sixth inning turned out to be too few and too late in defeat.

WMU still had a chance to win the series towards Sunday, and more positive scoring performances from Dunn (home run, three runs) and O’Keefe (3-5, one run, one RBI) helped. However, each of the four pitchers who appeared for the Broncos gave up at least two runs, and Toledo won another brawl, 16-9.

In total, Charping had eight hits, eight RBI and eight runs scored for the Broncos in the series, and Dunn scored nine runs with just five hits, three of which were home runs. Hajdukovich added a staggering 13 RBI on eight hits, four of which left the park.

The Rockets had monstrous offensive performance in the series too, including 11 home runs as a team in the series to help Toledo get 46 runs in four games over the weekend.

After the separation, the WMU sits in the conference game between 3 and 7 p.m. and between 2 and 9 a.m. The Broncos have another four-game series in northern Illinois this coming weekend, starting at 3pm on Friday

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