With end of college career in sight, Wall looks to extend streak
Juneau’s Philip Wall extended to four his personal winning streak on the pitching mound for the University of Northwestern-St. Paul baseball team to help him break into the NCAA D3 school’s top-10 for wins.
The senior right-hander threw eight solid innings in his team’s 5-1 triumph Augsburg in Minnesota, giving him 15 career wins to move into a tie for tenth place all-time.
This excellent effort came just a week after his nine-inning complete game performance against Northland when he racked up a career-best nine strikeouts.
Wall, of Thunder Mountain High fame, improved to 4-0 with a 1.86 ERA across his last four appearances.
He also recorded 19 strikeouts in those 29 innings for one of the best ratios of his four-year career with the Eagles.
In the win over Augsburg, he left a 1-1 tie but benefited from his team’s four-run ninth inning breakout.
It was a stark contrast to earlier this season when he seemed to have been snake bitten with a string of tough losses and no decisions. Since the end of March, however, he has shaved a full run off his ERA and rediscovered his winning touch.
He’s gotten there thanks to a career-low 2.72 ERA in 56.1 innings this season.
With the end of his career in sight, Wall looks to finish strong at next week’s conference tournament.