The Wartburg baseball team fell 5-1 to Washington University-St. Louis Friday, May 20 to finish the season 34-13. The loss ended the Knights’ run in the NCAA Tournament.
The Bears were the first team on the board on a double off the left centerfield wall in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead.
WashU used a three-run third inning to extend its lead to 4-0.
Jake Thumann scored Wartburg’s only run of the game, a solo homer that was ruled fair after it initially appeared to go left of the foul pole.
He extended his hitting streak to 15 games and reached base safely in the last 18 to mark season-bests.
The Bears scored their final run in the eighth on a squeeze bunt.
Max Langheinrich pitched the complete game and struck out seven.
Wartburg won the regular season conference title, but then lost the conference tournament. They received an at large bid to get into the NCAA midwest regional.
Wartburg is now 20-26 all-time in the NCAA Tournament.