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Buccaneers Fall Twice in 1st Two of MWC Series; Kaveney Ties K Record, Team Breaks Record

April 19, 2014 at 9:20 pm

Buccaneer BaseballBeloit, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team just couldn't get that one key hit while dropping both ends of a doubleheader with St. Norbert College on Saturday at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium, falling 4-0 and 10-4.

The teams will complete the Midwest Conference series on Monday in De Pere.

In the opener Ryan Kaveney tied the Beloit single-game strikeout mark with 14 in 7 2/3 innings of work.  He now shares the record with Ryan Schmitz, who struck out 14 Husson players on March 3, 2008, and Geoff Bailey, the first to hit the total against Pitt-Bradford on March 8, 2005.

The Buccaneers also set a new team standard for strikeouts in a game with 15, with Andrew Kane getting the record victim in the ninth inning in relief of Kaveney.  The old record of 14 came in the previously-mentioned games against Husson and Pitt-Bradford.

But the Bucs couldn't get put up any support for Kaveney's effort.  Beloit stranded 11 in the game, including four at either second or third base.  The Buccaneers had eight hits on the day but had only two in an inning twice - in the eighth and ninth innings.  Peil, Alex Lawrence and Austin Martinez each had two hits for the Buccaneers.

The Green Knights scored all they'd need with a solo home run in the fourth.  They added two in the eighth with four bunts and a single and one more in the ninth on a wild pitch.

In game two Beloit got on the board first when Ethan Blumenthal hit his first career home run for the Bucs, a two-run shot to left that scored Gulve.  SNC grabbed the lead with three runs in the fifth before the Buccaneers tied it at 3-all in the sixth on Tyler Peacock's two-out single, scoring Martinez.  But the Green Knights plated two runs in the seventh, four in the eighth and one in the ninth to make it 10-3.

Beloit scored their final run in the bottom of the ninth, with pinch-hitter Kam Sallee hitting a sacrifice fly to score pinch-hitter Matt Woodstock, who had singled.

Blumenthal finished with two hits.