Senior Adam Koglin had five hits and four runs scored for SXU Friday
Senior Adam Koglin had five hits and four runs scored for SXU Friday
Trinity Christian College
Saint Xavier
Baseball - Fri, Apr. 20, 2012

CHICAGO – Behind five hits and four runs scored by senior shortstop Adam Koglin (Henderson, Nev./UNLV/Silverado), the Saint Xavier University baseball team won the first game of its three-game Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) series with Trinity Christian College (Ill.), 14-10, on a cold Friday afternoon at Richard R. Ferrell Memorial Field in Chicago. The Cougars (31-17 overall/17-6 CCAC) belted out 16 hits over the nine-inning affair, including a big two-run blast over the right field wall by freshman left fielder Brad Myjak (Tinley Park, Ill./Mount Carmel) in the bottom of the fifth inning. Freshman right-hander Dan Wetzel (Tinley Park, Ill./Providence Catholic) threw well in relief and got the win (4-2) Friday for SXU going the final 4.1 innings and allowing just four hits, no runs and no walks with a pair of strikeouts.

After the Trolls put two runs up in the top of the first on a two-RBI double by freshman second baseman Peter Cupery, the Cougars responded in a big way in the bottom of the frame. Taking advantage of three singles, three walks and a key error in right field, Saint Xavier brought seven runs across home plate to go ahead, 7-2, after an inning of play. A RBI double by freshman third baseman Andy Kovarik (Crystal Lake, Ill./Prairie Ridge) in the second gave SXU an 8-2 lead. A two-RBI single by TCC's senior catcher Adam Boyer made it, 8-4, in the top of the third, but the Cougars got the runs right back with a RBI single by Koglin and a sacrifice fly by sophomore right fielder Chris Klein (Huntley, Ill./Huntley) in the bottom half.

Trailing 10-4 after the third inning, the Trolls started clicking offensively scoring two runs in the fourth highlighted by a RBI double from senior third baseman Anthony Florenzl and getting four more in the fifth behind five hits to tie the game, 10-10. Myjak's two-run homer broke the tie in the bottom of the fifth and Wetzel came in and slowed down the TCC bats the rest of the way. A RBI double by Klein and a RBI single by Myjak scored SXU's final two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Myjak went 2-for-4 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBI. Kovarik posted three hits with two RBI, while Klein went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI.  Junior left-hander Mike Klett (Plainfield, Ill./Western Michigan/Plainfield North) posted 10 strikeouts for SXU as the starting pitcher going 4.2 innings.

Saint Xavier (31-17 overall/17-6 CCAC) wraps up the series with the Trolls on Saturday, April 21, with a road doubleheader in Palos Heights, Ill. The first game is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start.