The Bearcats continued conference play on Saturday with a doubleheader against Berea College.
In game 1, Berea jumped out to a first inning lead on an RBI double Ty Shipley, who later scored on an error to give the Mountaineers a 2-0 lead. In the second inning, Berea pushed across three more as Alex Helm, Shipley and Austin Hunt all drove in runs. The score stayed 5-0 until the bottom of the fourth when the Bearcats offense exploded for six runs, thanks to three walks, two hit batters and a Berea error. The Mountaineers would answer right back in the fifth, as Logan Hunt, Gavin Miller and Helm all drove in runs to give Berea an 8-6 lead. Berea was able to add an insurance run in the sixth, on an RBI double by Austin Hunt to make the score 9-6. The Bearcats would threaten in the seventh, but Closer Ryan Akins came on to record the final two outs with the tying run at the plate and preserve the win.
WP-Ives LP-Edmunds (1-1) SV-Akins
2B-Shipley, A. Hunt 2, Miller (BC), Hegge (BU)
3B-Crowe, Helm (BC) SB-Rhodes (BU)
In game 2, Berea again struck first on an RBI fielder's choice by Austin Hunt, but Brescia struck back in their half of the first when Nate Crocker hit a two out triple and Alex Hegge single him home. The Bearcats then took the lead in the bottom of the second when Brady Reese singled home Vin Barbato, who had doubled two batters earlier. Berea pulled even in the top of the third on back to back doubles by Mikey Scott and Austin Hunt, only to see the Bearcats again push a run across in the bottom of the third on an RBI single by Cody Morris. Berea again tied the score in the top of the fourth on a solo homerun by Alex Helm, but this time the Bearcats exploded for four runs on a Nate Crocker two run double, an Alex Hegge RBI triple and a Christian McHatton RBI double. Berea wasn't about to go away and pushed two more across in the fifth on an RBI groundout by Ryan Akins and an RBI double by Logan Hunt to pull to within two. That's where the score would stay until the Bearcats blew things open in the bottom of the sixth, as an eight run outburst pushed the lead to 15-5. In the inning, Jordan Rhodes, Christian McHatton, Cody Morris, Alex Hegge and Hank Stewart all drove in runs.
Christian McHatton worked six innings allowing five runs, four earned while striking out four to gain his fourth win of the season.
WP-McHatton (4-0) LP-Hazelwood
2B-Crowe, Scott 2, A. Hunt, L. Hunt (BC), Crocker, Stewart, McHatton 2, Morris, Barbato (BU)
3B-Crocker, Hegge (BU) HR-Helm (BC)
SB-Hegge, Morris (BU)