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Bucs Take Two More from Carroll, Complete MWC Series Sweep

April 11, 2016

Waukesha, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team completed a Midwest Conference season-opening series sweep of Carroll University Monday at Carroll, winning 14-2 and 9-3 to take all four games.

The Buccaneer bats picked up where they left off on Sunday in Beloit, pounding out 24 hits, including seven for extra bases, and getting a pair of fine pitching performances to make those hits and runs stand up.

In the second game Monday, Beloit had 11 hits, including three from Zach Kolasinski and two each from Jalen Davis and Kam Sallee.  Sallee and Mike Gulve both drove in a pair of runs.  

The Bucs got things going in the first with a pair of runs on a sacrifice fly by Sallee and an RBI groundout by Austin Martinez.  They added a run in the third when Sallee doubled in Joey Casa and made it 5-0 in the fourth on a two-run single by Gulve before the Pioneers got on the board in the bottom of the fourth with two unearned runs.  Beloit got those two runs back in the sixth, both scoring on errors. 

Carroll scored once in the eighth before Beloit closed out the scoring with two more in the ninth, the RBIs going to Jeremy Dutton on a single and Kolasinski a double.

Colton Lopez got the win, scattering seven hits and no earned runs in seven innings, striking out four and walking one.  David Harrison finished up the final two innings, allowing two hits.

In the opener the Bucs finished with 13 hits while posting a double-figure run total for the fourth time in their last six games.  Ryan Kaveney drove in four runs, Martinez three and Casa and Kolasinski two each.

Beloit opened with a two-run first, with Salle hitting a run-scoring single and Kaveney driving in a run on a fielder's choice.  They tacked on five in the second with Martinez hitting a three-run home run, his first of the season, and Casa a two-run double.  

After CU scored an unearned run in the third the Buccaneers made it an 11-1 game with four in the fourth.  Kaveney cleared the bases with a three-run triple and Kolasinski a sacrifice fly.  Single runs in the fifth, on Dutton's RBI single; sixth, on Davis' sacrifice fly; and seventh, on Kolasinski's single, made it 14-1 before the Pioneers scored once unearned in the bottom of the seventh and the game ended early.

Austin Padjen went complete for his fourth win of the season, allowing five hits and no earned runs, striking out four and walking two.  Mark Christine had three hits and Sallee, Martinez and Kaveney two each.

Beloit has some time to rest before beginning a four-game MWC series at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium Saturday against St. Norbert College.  The doubleheader begins at 1:00 p.m.