The Brescia basebal team traveled to Berea College on Saturday for a KIAC Doubleheader.
In game 1, Berea struck first on a second inning RBI single by Blake Crowe. The Bearcats answered in the third on a two run single by Catcher Hank Stewart (SR/Cartersville, GA). The Bearcats added four more runs in the third with Shortstop Nate Crocker (SR/Porterville, CA), Left Fielder Daniel Lokesak (JR/Florence, KY), Third Baseman Alex Hegge (SR/Bellevue, KY) and Stewart each driving in a run to make the score 6-1. The Bearcats added seven more runs in the fifth highlighted by a two run double by Crocker pushing the lead to 13-1. Berea would get two runs back in the fifth on RBI singles by Ryan Akins and Ty Shipley and added four more runs in the sixth highlighted by Austin Hunt's three run homerun, but that's as close as Berea would get. The Bearcats added another run in the seventh to make the final score 14-7.
Bearcat Starter Andrew Shoulders (SR/Boonville, IN) worked five innings allowing six hits and three runs (two earned) while striking out seven in route to his eighth win of the year. Relief Pitcher Caleb McIntire (SO/Owensboro, KY) worked an inning and 2/3 of hitless relief to close things out for the Bearcats.
WP-Shoulders (8-1) LP-Sullivan
2B-Hegge, Crocker (BU) 3B-McHatton (BU)
HR-A. Hunt (BC)
SB-Lokesak, Woltermann, King 2 (BU), A. Hunt (BC)
Game 2 was all Berea, as they jumped out to a 5-0 with five runs in the bottom of the second, as four different Mountaineers drove in runs. Berea added two runs in the third to push the lead to 7-0. The Bearcats got on the board in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Designated Hitter Hank Stewart, but Berea answered with two more runs in their half of the fifth. The Bearcats would add two more in the sixth to cut the lead to 9-3, but that's as close as they would get. Berea added one more run in the sixth in route to the 10-3 win.
The two teams will be back in action on Sunday at 1:00 ET in a doubleheader.
WP-Hazelwood LP-Miles (4-2)
2B-Hegge (BU), A. Hunt, Akins, Shipley 2, Helm
SB-Lokesak 2, Woltermann (BU), L. Hunt, Taylor, Crowe
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