Wall moves into Northwestern's top-10 all-time in wins

Posted by Van Williams, ALB Media Director | May 13, 2021

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 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 his 15th career win 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.

The former Juneau Legion Post 25 all-star 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 NCAA D3 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.

 

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