Wolves hit three straight home runs in game one, blanking Saints in game two to pull off a sweeping doubleheader on Saturday

MONMOUTH, Ore. — The Western Oregon baseball team was hitting back-to-back-to-back home runs for a while in the game Ayden Holker And Owen Murdock combined for a two-hit shutout in game two to defeat Saint Martin’s, 7-2, 3-0, Saturday at WOU Baseball Field.

In game one, the Wolves trailed 1-0 after the top of the first inning Owen Bischoff tied it up in the bottom half of the frame with an RBI double.

And then things got wild.

On the first pitch, John Oleson blasted a two-run homer to left to make it 3-1. The next throw, Randy Stultz hit a home run to make it 4-1. Not to be left behind, Collin Irwin on the second pitch of the at bat, he hit a solo homer to left, giving WOU a 5-0 lead.

Three home runs on four pitches in less than two and a half minutes in real time.

The Wolves left from there as Dylan Chalmers settled for allowing one earned run on nine hits with five strikeouts and three walks. He was helped by the Wolves turning three double plays while he was on the mound, while WOU turned five double plays in the game – a GNAC high.

Stultz went 2-for-3 with the home run and a walk, while Oleson and Irwin both drove in two along with their home runs.

In game two, true freshman Holker, in his first career GNAC start, gave up no hit in his first three innings of work and pitched four shutout innings, giving up two hits while striking out six to earn his first collegiate victory to grab. Murdock was also called in and retired all nine batters he faced with three strikeouts, earning his first save of the season.

WOU took the lead in the first inning on a Bischoff homer to left and added two more in the fourth on a Emiliano Alarcon RBI single and a Zach Valdez sacrificial fly.

AJ Cortese was the only Wolf with multiple hits and went 2-for-3 with a double and a run.

The two teams meet again on Sunday for an afternoon doubleheader, with the Wolves’ Senior Day ceremony beginning at 11:35 a.m.