The Beloit baseball team moved to 2-3 on the season with after erasing a five run deficit en route to a 6-5 win over Rutgers-Camden Monday at the Lake Myrtle Sports Complex in Auburndale, Florida.
RC and Beloit took much different paths to posting runs on the scoreboard Monday morning. The Scarlet Raptors grouped all five of their scores into two innings while the Buccaneers scored in five of the nine innings. Regardless, it all came down to the ninth.
Faced with their final at bats and trailing 5-4, Beloit quickly gained momentum after Jeremy Dutton reached on a throwing error by the shortstop. Ethan Conley legged out a single on a bunt to put two runners on. After a fly out, a groundout moved the tying run 90 feet away and the winning run into scoring position. Joe McKay laced a hard groundball that got through the infield to score both Bucs and give Beloit the 6-5 advantage.
BC’s defense buckled down and blanked Rutgers-Camden for sixth straight inning to seal the win.
Beloit tallied 11 hits in the game including three off Conley’s bat.
Josh Nelson picked up his first win of the season in five innings of relief. Nelson allowed just three hits while striking out four.
The Bucs will continue play in the RussMatt Invitational with a game against Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tuesday at 9 a.m.