Waukesha, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team continued their hot Midwest Conference play on Saturday with a 10-6, 17-4 sweep of Carroll University, improving to 8-2 in the league.
In the opener the Bucs broke open a close game with a five-run fourth and then held off the Pioneers over the last five innings. In game two Beloit jumped up early and then exploded for eight in the ninth to win going away.
In game one Mike Ross' RBI single put the Buccaneers on top in the first. After the Pioneers tied it with a run in the bottom of the first Beloit plated two in both the second and third. Jake Majeski coaxed a bases-loaded walk and Jordan Jaenicke hit a sacrifice fly in the seond and Drew Oswald clubbed a tw-run home run in the third to put the Bucs up 5-1.
Carroll pulled to within 5-3 with two in the third but the Buccaneers responded with five in the fourth. Jaenicke had a run-scoring single, Ross an RBI walk, Oswald an RBI single and Dan Edwards a sacrifice fly.
CU scored single runs in the fourth, fifth, seventh and ninth but could get no closer than three.
Alex Norman recorded his sixth win of the season while Dan Edwards recorded a save. Oswald, Jaenicke and Ross each had two hits.
In game two Beloit broke out with three in the second on a Sean Little RBI groundout and Jon Siil's two-run double. The Pioneers scored twice in the bottom of the inning to pull within 3-2 but the Bucs tallied four runs in the fourth to bust things open. Little and Mike Kovach had run-scoring singles, Jaenicke hit a sacrifice fly and Jake Tresemer doubled in a run in the inning.
After Carroll scored a run in the bottom of the fourth the Bucs scored two more in the fifth on Little's fielder's choice and Siil's sac fly.
The Pioneers scored their final run in the sixth to pull within 9-4 before Beloit put matters completely to rest with their big ninth. Oswald and Tresemer had two-run singles while Kovach had an RBI groundout and Ross a run-scoring double.
Kovach earned the mound win. Tresemer finished with five hits while Siil had three. Ross and Oswald both had two.
The Buccaneers have Sunday off before finishing up the series with the Pioneers on Monday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium. First pitch for game one of the doubleheader is at 1:30 p.m.