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Bearcats Baseball on a Roll!

Cincinnati Takes 3 of 4 From Wichita State

Cincinnati Reds v San Francisco Giants Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

Your Cincinnati Bearcats baseball team is officially on a roll.

The Bearcats, who now boast a 19-18 overall record and an 8-8 mark in the American Athletic Conference, won their second consecutive series this weekend.

Cincinnati took 3 out of 4 games at the UC Baseball Stadium against the Wichita State Shockers this weekend, sweeping a Friday doubleheader and winning the series finale matinee on Sunday.

Graduate Student third baseman Eric Santiago led the way for the Bearcats this weekend, batting .571 and scoring 7 runs over the course of the 4 games.

On Friday, Cincinnati shut out Wichita State in the opener 6-0, buoyed by an impressive 8 innings of shutout baseball pitched by southpaw senior Garrett Schonele. Schonele now boasts a 4-1 record.

In the nightcap, Cincinnati pounded Wichita State 12-2, led by second baseman Jace Mercer’s second inning, three-run homerun.

Cincinnati fell on Saturday 6-1 but rebounded on Sunday with a 6-5 win. Junior right fielder Paul Komistek singled in the game winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning.

Cincinnati, now firmly ensconed in fourth place in the AAC, heads down to USF for a four-game bout with the Bulls next weekend. Check back with Down the Drive for full coverage of the contests.