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Bucs Back on Field; Pitching Leads to Sweep

April 26, 2010 at 9:07 am
Jordan DeGeorge

Appleton, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team finally got back on the field after a rainy weekend and rode a pair of complete games to a sweep of Lawrence University in Appleton on Monday night, winning 7-1 and 12-2.

Jordan DeGeorge went complete in game one while Alex Norman followed that up with a game two complete-game effort.

The complete-game efforts were just the fourth and fifth nine-inning complete games on the Buccaneer books. The most recent before Monday night was Rick Krajewski against the same Lawrence squad on April 20, 2008.

With those two performances leading the way, the hitters took care of the rest.

In game one, Beloit scored a run in each of the first three innings. Ryan Schmitz had a sacrifice fly in the first, Jon Siil hit a sac fly in the second and Andrew Heer knocked an RBI single in the third to give DeGeorge all he'd need.

LU got their lone run on a solo home run in the fourth to make it 3-1.

The Bucs added a run in the seventh on Schmitz's second sacrifice fly of the game before he knocked in his third run of the game with a single in the ninth and Heer added two more RBIs with a two-run single.

In game two Heer hit an RBI double in the opening inning to stake Norman to a lead before he took the mound. Mike Kovach scored on an error in the third and then Hunter Nelson had an RBI fielder's choice and Matt Bartz hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth to make it 4-0.

The Vikings scored once in the fourth before the Buccaneers made it 7-1 in the sixth on Bartz's RBI single, a sacrifice fly by Kovach, and a Scott Slubowski single.

LU got its final run in the bottom of the sixth to pull within 7-2 but Beloit scored twice in the seventh, once in the eighth and twice in the ninth to close it out.

Kovach had a two-run single in the seventh, Rick Chernik an RBI single in the eighth, and Schmitz a two-run double in the ninth.

Kovach, Bartz, Chernik and Heer each had three hits in the game.

The same two teams will finish up their four-game series on Tuesday night at Pohlman Field in Beloit. The opener gets going at 4:00 p.m.