Ripon 5, Xavier 4: Payton Bryden worked four innings of scoreless relief and the Tigers rallied from a 4-0 deficit to collect the win at home.
Hinter Merrill drilled a two-run double to spark a four-run third inning that tied the score before the Tigers went ahead with a single run in the fourth and held on from there.
Bryden struck out five and walked just one in four innings to earn the win on the mound.
Ben Pulvermacher and Alex Goyette each had two hits for Ripon.
Xavier…211 000 0 — 4 7 0
Ripon…004 100 x — 5 10 2
WP: Payton Bryden (4 IP, 1 BB, 5 Ks). LP: Hunter Schwei (6 IP, 2 BBs, 2 Ks).
Leading hitters: XAV –Huss 2×4, Stoleman 2×3. RIP — Ben Pulvermacher 2×3, Alex Goyette 2×4, Hunter Merrill 2B, 2 RBI.