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Bucs Win Suspended Game, Drop Doubleheader

May 2, 2010 at 9:13 am

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team finished up a disappointing long day of play on Sunday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium, winning a suspended game from Thursday to start the day before dropping both games of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader against St. Norbert College.

The Bucs won the game suspended on Thursday in De Pere because of darkness 12-11 before falling 4-2 and 7-4.

In the suspended game, the Bucs led 8-5 in the top of the eighth with Hunter Nelson at second base before darkness forced the suspension. Picking it up at the point, Andrew Heer singled in Nelson before Drew Oswald had a run-scoring fielder's choice to make it 10-5. Mike Kovach followed Oswald with a two-run double to make it 12-5.

SNC scored once in the bottom of the eighth and then added four runs in the ninth to pull within a run and had the winning run at the plate with a runner on first before a called third strike ended the contest.

Chris Welborn, who started the game back on Thursday, earned the win with five-plus innings of work. Ryan Schmitz finished with four hits and Scott Slubowski three.

In game one of the regularly-scheduled doubleheader, the Green Knights scored three times in the third to grab the lead for good.

The Buccaneers got a run back in the fourth on Jon Siil's RBI single but SNC pushed their lead back to three with a run in the sixth. Beloit closed out the scoring in the seventh with a run on Kovach's single.

The Bucs had just four hits in the game. Jordan DeGeorge took the tough loss while pitching his second straight complete game.

In the nightcap the Buccaneers jumped on top in the second on Rick Chernik's two-run single. The Green Knights cut the lead in half in the fourth, tied it in the fifth and took a 3-2 lead in the sixth.

Beloit tied it at 3-all on pinch-hitter Dan Edwards' run-scoring single but SNC regained the ledad in the seventh with a run.

The Buccaneers tied it again at 4-4 with two out in the bottom of the eighth on Slubowski's single but left the bases loaded. St. Norbert capitalized with three in the ninth and then held the Bucs scoreless in the bottom of the inning for the sweep.

Jordan Jaenicke and Slubowski both had three hits in the game.

The Bucs' nine seniors were recognized between games of the doubleheader - Slubowski, Dillon Deckert, Matt Bartz, Welborn, Nelson, Schmitz, Darren Pilcher, DeGeorge, and Andrew Heer.

Beloit will close out its regular season on Friday when they host Aurora University at The Ballpark. First pitch is at 1:30 p.m.