De Pere, WI -- Two more close games, but this time the Beloit College Baseball team was on the other side of the ledger as St. Norbert College took both Sunday, 6-4 and 12-11. The results mean a split of their Midwest Conference series, leaving the Bucs one game ahead in the North Division race.
In game one St. Norbert jumped on top with two runs in the third. The Bucs scored three times in the fifth to grab the lead, getting two unearned runs and a run-scoring single by Jalen Davis. The Green Knights tied it with an unearned run in the bottom of the inning before Beloit re-took the lead in the sixth on Jeremy Dutton's RBI single. SNC scored what proved to be the winning runs with three in the seventh. The Buccaneers got only one base runner in their final two at-bats.
The Bucs committed five errors in the game. Dutton had two of Beloit's six hits.
In a back and forth game two the Green Knights scored twice in the first but Beloit countered with two-run innings in both the second and third. Zach Kolasinski had a two-run single in the second and Kam Sallee hit a two-run home run, his fourth of the season, in the third.
St. Norbert answered with a four-run bottom of the third to take a 6-4 lead but Beloit answered with a two-run fourth to tie it up, with Austin Martinez hitting a two-run home run. SNC regained the lead with a run in the bottom of the fourth before the Bucs scored twice more in the fifth, one of them scoring unearned on Kolasinski's fielder's choice.
The Green Knights tied it again with a run in the bottom of five before the Buccaneers retook the lead in the sixth with an unearned run. St. Norbert grabbed the lead for good with three runs in the bottom of six, one of the runs unearned. They added a run in the eighth to make it a 12-9 lead. Beloit pulled to within a run in the ninth with two unearned runs but fell short.
Kolasinski had three hits in the game while Sallee and Ryan Kaveney had two each.
The Buccaneers step away from MWC play for the next four games with a doubleheader at the University of Chicago Saturday at 1:00 p.m. and a pair of games at Rockford University on April 26 beginning at 4:00 p.m.