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UWSP Walks Off In Extras to Kick Off World SeriesSubmitted: 05/24/2013
Story By Marisa Silvas


APPLETON - UW Stevens Point gave fans a night to remember. They kicked off the D3 World Series against Manchester but found themselves in an early hole.

Park Falls native Jacob Herbst got the start. He had a rough outing tonight.

Top of 1st, Trevor Kimm gets one through the gap to left. 2 runs come in to score and put Mahchester up 2-0.

Manchester led 5-0 going into the bottom of the 8th.

Bottom of 8th, Jimmy Coady with the huge triple to center. A run scores, part of a 3-run inning to pull within 2.

Bottom of 9th down one. Runner at third and Coady with a sacrifice fly to center and Sean Gerber comes in. Tied at 5.

The Pointers scored 5 runs in the last 2 innings to take us to extras.

Bottom of the 10th with 2 out Bryton Guckenberg
swings for the fences and gets the game winning walkoff homer over the left field wall!

UWSP with the exciting win 6-5.





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