Pointer Baseball Hot As They Enter WIAC Tournament

Pointer baseball has gotten hot at the right time.

Winners of six straight and thirteen of their last fourteen, the second seeded Pointers enter the WIAC tournament after finishing up the regular season with a double header sweep over UW-Oshkosh on Wednesday. They'll face UW-Oshkosh on Saturday to open tournament play.

UW-Stevens Point finished the regular season with a record of 32-8 overall and 19-5 in the WIAC.

Coach Pat Bloom and company feel they are clicking on all cylinders heading into this weekend's tournament.

"I feel like we are getting to the point where we are playing some of our best baseball of the season," said Bloom.

A couple of his players feel the same way.

"We're really kind of clicking as a team right now. Obviously, you want to finish better than you started. And I feel like this is one of those things happening right now," said Pointer Senior shortstop Dan Douglas.

"We just feel great. Obviously the plan is to win the conference championship. We just feel confident as a team," said Pointers Senior first baseman Sean Gerber.

Coach Bloom also spoke about the success of former Pointer and Auburndale native Jordan Zimmermann.

The Washington Nationals righty leads the National League in wins and is second in ERA.

"I think he's taken a step forward maturationally and understanding how better to work through his outings, get deeper into ball games, manage his pitch count more effectively. We're proud of him, we think he's having an outstanding year," said Bloom.

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