Huntington baseball sweeps Bethel

by | Apr 9, 2017 | Headlines, RRSN News | 0 comments

It was a tough day for the Pilots on Saturday as they dropped a pair of contests to (RV) Huntington University 5-0 and 10-0. The losses drop BC’s overall record to 15-11 while their league mark moves to 5-9.

Although Jared Laurent had a solid outing for the Pilots on the hill, the offense stalemated in the opener, leading to the 5-0 loss. In the contest, BC picked up just two hits in the seven-inning affair while the Foresters from Huntington landed nine. Huntington’s five runs came over the course of the second and sixth frames with two coming in the second and the final three in the sixth. Picking up hits for the Pilots in the opener were Morgan Erla and Heath Brooksher.

Hoping for a reset after a disappointing opener, the Pilots unfortunately ran into more trouble in the nightcap. While BC’s offense was once again held at bay with three hits, HU racked up 11 in their six plate appearances and were aided by four Pilot errors.

The Foresters rushed out to an early 3-0 lead after just a half inning of play. In the top of the fourth, HU doubled up their advantage by plating three more runs. Four more were plated before the dust settled in the sixth and the visitors owned a sizable 10-run edge. The 10-run advantage cut the game short via the run rule, and Huntington walked away from Richard C. Patterson Field with a pair of shutouts.

Collin Affolder, Brooksher and Brandon Diss each recorded a hit in the nightcap while Caleb MacPherson suffered his first loss from the mound this season.

Bethel will be back in action on Tuesday when they host the Cougars of Saint Francis in a doubleheader starting at 1:00 p.m.

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