The Beloit College baseball team swept Colby-Sawyer College in a pair of seven inning games in Auburndale, Florida Friday afternoon to extend their win streak to five games.
Game One - Beloit 6, CSC 4
The Bucs scored six runs on six hits while drawing seven walks to open the day with a win.
Beloit continued to put pressure on opposing defenses with their speed and aggressive baserunning Friday. Jalen Davis notched the first hit for the Buccaneers in the top of the first with one out. Davis stole second and moved to third on a passed ball. Jeremy Dutton followed with a walk and stole second to move into scoring position. Ethan Conley took the base on balls to load the bases and Bronson Balholm put BC on the board with a two RBI single up the middle. A wild pitch moved Conley and Balholm into scoring position and another errant toss from the mound allowed Conley to cross home. Balholm scored on a ground out in the next at bat to make it 4-0 Beloit.
Colby-Sawyer registered single runs in the bottom of the first and second to pull to within two but the Bucs responded int he top of the fourth.
With one out in the fourth, Brice Call and Davis drew back-to-back walks. After a pitching change, Dutton loaded the bases with a single to right field. Beloit only mustered one run in the inning as Balholm took one for the team for the RBI hit-by-pitch.
CSC put some pressure on plating two runs in the bottom of the sixth but the Bucs added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on a hit and help of two defensive errors.
Weeden picked up the win in 5.1 innings on the mound for the Bucs as Mark Christine led the offense with a 2-for-4 performance at the plate.
Game Two - Beloit 5, CSC 0
The Bucs blanked CSC in the nightcap with Jamie Huntley and Steven O'Neil combining to allow just three hits in seven innings on the mound.
Beloit's offense continued to roll scoring in the first four innings of the game. Call drew a walk to lead off the bottom of the first. An error on a sacrifice bunt attempt off Davis' bat had both runners reaching safety. A one-out walk from Conley loaded the bases and Balholm came up clutch once again with an RbI single through the left side.
That was all the Bucs would need in the game to register their fifth straight win.
Huntley picked up the win striking out two while allowing three hits in five innings of shutout ball. O'Neil did not allow a hit in two innings of relief.
Offensively, Conley, Balholm and Nick Schmidt each notched two hits in the game.
The Bucs will face Rutgers-Camden in their final game of the RussMatt Invitational in Auburndale tomorrow. Beloit defeated RC 6-5 earlier this week.