Wiewel drives in seven runs in first three innings, powers QND to victory in regional opener


Quincy Notre Dame third baseman Abram Wiewel went 3 for 4 with two doubles, a triple and seven RBIs in Monday's 10-4 victory over Beardstown in the Class 2A Pittsfield Regional opener. | Matt Schuckman photo

QUINCY — Abram Wiewel, Evan Kenning and the Quincy Notre Dame baseball team are trying to rekindle some postseason magic.

Monday was a good start.

The Raiders used seven RBIs from Wiewel and five solid innings from Kenning to dispatch Beardstown 10-4 at Ferd Niemann Jr. Memorial Ballfield and advance to Wednesday’s semifinals of the Class 2A Pittsfield Regional.

The seventh-seeded Raiders (14-14) will face second-seeded Springfield Sacred Heart-Griffin at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Pittsfield.

Scoring multiple runs in each of the first three innings Monday set the tone. 

Oliver Triplett led off with a single and scored on Wiewel’s one-out triple. One out later, Nolan Robb singled to plate Wiewel. In the second inning, after Beardstown scored twice in the top of the frame, the Raiders loaded the bases on an error, a single and a hit batter. Wiewel followed with a two-run double.

In the third, a single and two walks had the bases loaded with two outs for Wiewel, who roped a bases-clearing double to center field. Wiewel finished 3 for 4 with seven RBIs. Triplett had three hits, and Cale Linenfelser went 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBIs.

Kenning struck out seven and allowed two earned runs over 5 ⅔ innings. Robb allowed one earned run over 1 ⅓ innings of relief.

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