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Tresemer's Walk-Off Double Gets MWC Split for Bucs

April 30, 2011 at 6:30 pm
Jake Tresemer

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team got a timely hit from Jake Tresemer with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Bucs a 6-5 walk-off win in game two of their Midwest Conference doubleheader with St. Norbert College Saturday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium.  SNC took the opener 10-3.

Beloit battled back from deficits twice in game two. 

The Green Knights scored a pair of runs in the first before Beloit plated three in the second to take the lead.  Sean Little had a run-scoring double and Evan Mascitti and Jon Siil RBI singles to put the Bucs up 3-2.

St. Norbert re-took the lead with three unearned runs in the fourth to make it 5-3.  Beloit got a run in the fifth on a run-scoring ground out by Jake Majeski and then tied it at 5-5 in the sixth on Drew Oswald's RBI single.

In the bottom of the ninth, Mike Kovach singled with one out and stole second.  With two out Jordan Jaenicke was intentionally walk to get to Tresemer, who doubled over the head of the left fielder to score Kovach with the game-winner.

Kovach's run was the 127th of his career, breaking Scott Slubowski's record.

Kovach got the win in a complete-game effort.  Oswald, Siil and Little both had two hits, with both of Little's being doubles.

In game one St. Norbert scored three in the top of the first and never looked back.

The Buccaneers cut into the lead with Kovach's sacrifice fly in the third to make it 3-1.  But SNC got that run back in the fourth.  Kovach hit another sacrifice fly in the fifth to make it 4-2 before the Green Knights scored four times in the seventh to increase their lead to 8-2.

They added two more runs in the ninth before the Bucs closed out the scoring in the bottom of the ninth on a single by Emory Nelms, scoring Oswald, who reached on an error.

The Buccaneers finish up the four-game series with the Green Knights, and close out the MWC portion of their schedule, on Sunday in De Pere.  First pitch is at 1:00 p.m.