Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team dropped both ends of a doubleheader against Ripon College on Sunday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium 11-4 and 21-8. The losses completed a four-game sweep of the Midwest Conference series by the Red Hawks.
In the first game, Ripon jumped on top with a run in the second but the Buccaneers tied it in the third on Adrian Piel's two-out run-scoring single, scoring Jerrick Habecker, who had doubled. They then took a 2-1 lead in the fourth when Sean Little drove in Andrew Edwards with another two-out RBI.
Ripon exploded for five runs in the fifth, three of them unearned, to take a 6-2 lead. Beloit got one run back in the bottom of the inning when Andrew Edwards drew a walk with the bases loaded. But that was it for the Buc scoring. RC added one in the seventh and closed out the scoring with four in the eighth.
Jerrick Habecker, Will Mack and Sean Little each had two hits in the game.
In the second game, the Red Hawks took control early with a four-run first inning and added a run in the second for a 5-0 lead. The Buccaneers got on the board in the bottom of the second when Joey Casa drove in Danny Corral with a groundout. RC added three in the fifth before the Bucs responded with two in the bottom of the inning on Edwards' two-run single.
Ripon blew the game open with six runs in the sixth for a 14-3 lead. On the verge of the end of the game Beloit put up five runs in the seventh to pull within 14-8. Edwards drove home Matt Meade with a single and Jerrick Habecker scored on the same play on an error. Grant Henricksen then doubled in Edwards and Mack followed with another double to drive in Henricksen. Pinch-hitter Tyler Peacock then drove in Mack with a single for the fifth run of the inning. But Ripon put the finishing touches on the win with seven unearned runs in the eighth inning.
Edwards had three hits in the game while Ethan Blumenthal and Meade both had two.
Beloit has the week off before facing Carroll University next weekend in anothe MWC series, starting with two in Waukesha on Saturday.