The 26th-ranked Wayne State Wildcats pounded a season-high 21 hits as the Wildcats cruised to an easy 11-3 win over New Mexico Highlands Thursday afternoon in the opener of the NCAA Division II Central Regional Tournament played in Grand Junction, Colorado.
All nine starters had at least one hit for the 43-13 Wildcats, who snapped an eight-game NCAA Tournament losing streak that dated back to the 2005 season. (Wayne State’s last NCAA Tournament win was May 19, 2005 when the ‘Cats blanked Nebraska-Omaha 3-0).
Starting pitcher Josh Voth (3-5), pitched 6.2 innings to get the win for the Wildcats. Voth allowed just three runs on seven hits. The Wildcats scored at least one run in seven of the eight innings against the Cowboys.
Wayne State will now play in the winner’s bracket semi-finals on Friday evening at 8:00 p.m. Central Time against Southwest Minnesota State.