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Buccaneers Complete Four-Game MWC Sweep of Carroll

April 25, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Andrew Edwards

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team continued their march through the Midwest Conference regular season, improving to 10-2 in the league by defeating Carroll University 4-2 and 11-6 at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium on Monday afternoon.

Andrew Edwards pitched seven innings of three-hit ball in the opener for his fourth win of the season.  Aaron Bushur finished up the last two innings to earn his fourth save.

The Bucs broke up a scoreless game with three unearned runs in the fifth.  Mike Kovach scored the first run on a steal of third and an error on the throw.  Jake Tresemer followed with a two-run, two-out single to make it 3-0.

Beloit tacked on a run in the eighth on Jon Siil's run-scoring double, plating Drew Oswald.

Carroll cut the lead in half with two runs in the ninth and had the bases loaded before Bushur closed it with a pop-up to the shortstop.

Oswald, named MWC Player of the Week for the previous week earlier in the day, led the offense with three hits.

In game two, the Buccaneers built a lead twice only to see the Pioneers come back both times before finally settling things in the seventh and eighth.

Beloit got on top in the first when Jordan Jaenicke drove in Kovach with a single.  They added three in the second to move up 4-0, scoring on an error and a two-run double by Kovach.  But CU came roaring back to tie it in the fifth with four runs, including a three-run homer to left.

The Bucs jumped back on top in the sixth when Tresemer drove in Kovach with a single and then later scored on a passed ball.  But, again, Carroll came back with two runs in the seventh to tie it up at 6-all.

The Buccaneers finally pulled away with three runs in the bottom of the seventh and two more in the eighth while Dan Edwards shut the Pioneers down.

Jaenicke hit a two-out, two-run triple and Tresemer drove him in with a single.  Rick Chernik scored on a wild pitch and Siil singled in a run to close out the scoring in the eighth.

Kovach's single in the eighth was the 148th one-base hit of his career, breaking Ryan Schmitz's record.

Tresemer had four hits in the game while Jaenicke had three and Kovach and Sean Little two each.  Dan Edwards got the win in relief of Grant Henricksen, who pitched into the seventh.

Beloit steps away from MWC play on Thursday night when they play Rockford College at Road Ranger Stadium in Loves Park.  First pitch is at 7:00 p.m.