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Bucs Record Second Straight Sweep in Final Tuneup for MWC Season

April 3, 2012 at 7:02 pm

Buccaneer Baseball

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team came from behind to win game two and sweep Wisconsin Lutheran College 8-1 and 8-5 at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium Tuesday in their final games before beginning Midwest Conference play this weekend.

The Buccaneers were in a hole in the second game before battling back.  Wisconsin Lutheran scored three times in the first and added a solo run in the third to lead 4-0 thru three.  Beloit got on the board in the fourth when Jerrick Habecker hit a sacrifice fly to right to score Emory Nelms.  But WLC matched that run in the fifth to lead 5-1.

The Buccaneers tied it up in the bottom of the fifth with four runs, putting together four walks, three hits and a sacrifice fly to make it 5-all.  Alex Jennings walked with the bases loaded before Will Mack singled to right for the second run.  Habecker then drew another bases loaded pass before Jordan Jaenicke hit a sac fly to left to tie it.

After a scoreless sixth for both squads the Bucs jumped in front with three in the seventh.  Habecker drove in the lead run with a single and advanced to second on the throw home.  Jaenicke singled, with Habecker going to third.  After Jaenicke stole second, Evan Mascitti hit a sacrifice fly to score Habecker and Jaenicke came around from second to plate the third run of the inning on an error.

Aaron Bushur shut down the Warriors in the eighth and Al Loth closed out the game with three strikeouts in the ninth for the save.  Bushur got the win.

In the opener, the Buccaneers got things rolling with two runs in the second on a Jake Parrott RBI single and a run-scoring double play.  They added four in the third with Alex Lawrence singling in the first run, Nelms doubling in the second, and Jennings grounding out for the third.  Nelms scored the fourth run of the inning when he scored on a wild pitch.

Beloit added a solo run in the sixth on Parrott's sacrifice fly and another in the seventh on Mack's sacrifice fly.  WLC got their run, unearned, in the eighth.

Andrew Edwards got the win.  Nelms had two hits to lead the offense.

The Buccaneers begin their first MWC series on Friday at The Ballpark against Carroll University.  Game time is set for 1:00 p.m.