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DeGeorge Wins 400th; Buccaneers Split Extra Inning Doubleheader

March 18, 2017

Mauston, WI -- The Beloit College Baseball team put in extra work in both games of their relocated twinbill with Milwaukee School of Engineering Saturday, falling 7-6 in 11 innings in the opener before winning 7-5 in the historic game two nightcap.

The second-game win was meaningful because it gave head coach Dave DeGeorge his 400th career win, all at Beloit College.  In his 27th season, DeGeorge becomes just the second coach at Beloit, over all sports, to record 400 wins, joining 40-season head Men's Basketball coach Bill Knapton, who recorded 557.

Jeremy Dutton, who led off the 14th with a single, scored what proved to be the game-winner on a passed ball.  Brice Call drove in Mark Christine, who also had singled, for some insurance.

The Bucs jumped on top first in the game, scoring twice in the third inning on an error and a Jalen Davis single.  The Raiders tied it up with two in the bottom of the fourth and the both teams scored once in the fifth, with Dutton scoring on an error in the top of the inning.  

Both teams scored twice in the seventh to force extra innings, with Dutton doubling in the first run and Christine plating the other with a groundout.  Both teams had opportunities in extra innings before Beloit broke through in the 14th to secure the milestone win for DeGeorge.

Danny Belling earned the win scattering seven hits over eight innings of relief, giving up just two runs while striking out six and walking one.  Christine earned his third save of the season, closing it out in the 14th.  Dutton had three hits while Mike Gulve, Call, Davis and Kam Sallee had two each.

In the opener MSOE pushed across a run in the 11th with two outs for the walkoff win.

Beloit took the lead in the first on Austin Martinez's RBI single and added three runs in the second on Sallee's three-run double to right center.  They made it 5-0 in the top of the third when Gulve grounded out to short, scoring Dutton.  But the Raiders took the lead in the bottom of three with six runs on seven hits.

Beloit tied it up at 6-all in the top of four when Dutton doubled to left center, scoring Terence Cribbs, who had reached on a fielder's choice.  It stayed 6-6 until MSOE got their walkoff in the 11th.

Gulve, Call, Sallee, Martinez and Dutton all had two hits in the game.

The Buccaneers are off until they open their home season at The Ballpark at Strong Stadium next Saturday against Knox College.  First pitch is at 1:00 p.m.