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Buccaneers Close Season with Split vs. MSOE

May 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

Andrew Edwards

Beloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team finished up their 2013 season on Wednesday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium with a split of their non-conference doubleheader with Milwaukee School of Engineering, winning the opener 5-2 before falling short in the nightcap 9-6.

In the game one win Beloit jumped on top with an unearned run in the second when Sean Little drove in Andrew Edwards, who had reached on a two-base error with two outs.  MSOE tied it in the third inning before the Bucs took the lead for good in the fifth when Alex Lawrence drove in Jerrick Habecker and Adrian Peil for a 3-1 lead.

The Buccaneers added another unearned run in the seventh when Grant Henricksen stole third and scored when the throw got past the third baseman.  They then made it 5-1 in the eighth when Will Mack and Sean Little executed a double steal, Mack scoring on the front end.  The Raiders closed out the scoring in the ninth with a single run.

Edwards got the win on the mound with seven innings of one-run work, scattering six hits while striking out six and walking three in his final mound appearance for Beloit.  Henricksen earned his fourth save of the season, pitching the final two innings.  Henricksen also had two hits, as did Little.

In the final game the Raiders scored once in the first, twice in the third and once more in the fourth to jump to a 4-0 lead.  Beloit got on the board in the bottom of four when Henricksen and Lawrence hit back-to-back doubles to make it 4-1.  But MSOE added a run in the fifth and then tallied three unearned runs in the sixth to take an 8-1 lead.

The Buccaneers cut the deficit in half with three runs in the seventh.  Little drove in the first run with a fielder's choice grounder, Habecker doubled in the second run and Edwards singled in the third run of the inning to make it an 8-4 game.  MSOE got one of the runs back in the eighth to make it 9-4 before Beloit closed out the scoring in the bottom of the ninth with two runs, both crossing on Henricksen's triple with two out.  But a flyout ended the rally and the season.

Habecker, Henricksen and Zach Kolasinski all had two hits in the game.