GOSHEN, Ind. – The Bethel College baseball team earned their first sweep of the season in Crossroads League action, taking a pair of games from the Maple Leafs 9-6 and 10-7 in eight innings each on Tuesday afternoon. Mason Love capped off the sweep with a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the eighth inning of game two.
Game 1 Score: Bethel def. Goshen 9-6 (8)
Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Goshen 10-7 (8)
Records: Bethel (7-11, 3-3) | Goshen (7-13, 2-4)
NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Goshen – not rated
Location: Sarge Yoder Field | Goshen College | Goshen, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
Kawambee Moss: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Rocci Beebe: 2-4, 2 RBI, 2 R
Luke Adams: 2-4, R
Jake Schalasky: 2-5
Andrew Bobeck: 8.0 IP, W, 5 ER, 4 K
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
Mason Love: 2-5, HR, 5 RBI, R
Luke Adams: 2-5, 2B, RBI
Mike Wathier: 2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Kawambee Moss: 1-3, 3 R
Jose Madrid: 2.0 IP, W, 1 ER, 4 K
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
Rocci Beebe and Jake Wilburn gave the Pilots the lead in game one in the top of the eighth inning with an RBI single by Beebe and a two-run single by Wilburn.
Mason Love provided the heroics in game two with a three-run home run on a full count in the top of the eighth inning to give the Pilots the 10-7 cushion. He now leads the team with 2 home runs and 18 RBIs on the season.
The Pilots belted out 20 hits on the day but left 15 runners on base.
Luke Adams has gone 10-for-15 over his last four games and has raised his batting average on the season to .341.
The Pilots will open up play at Jenkins Stadium with a weekened series against Huntington. A single, nine-inning game is slated for Friday at 3 pm, while a double header is scheduled for Saturday at 1 pm.