Pilots Pressure Huntington into Split
MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Bethel College baseball team forced visiting Huntington into a double header split on Saturday afternoon. After falling in their third straight extra-inning game in the first game of the day, the Pilots rallied in game two to plate four in the bottom of the sixth of game two to steal the night cap 4-1.
- Game 1 Score: Huntington def. Bethel 3-2 (8)
- Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Huntington 4-1
- Records: Bethel (8-12, 4-4) | Huntington (10-7, 6-2)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll:Bethel – not rated | Huntington – not rated
- Location: Jenkins Stadium | Bethel College | Mishawaka, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
- Luke Adams: 2-4, R,
- Jake Schalasky: 1-2, 2B, RBI
- Brandon Diss: 1-3
- Kory Goodrich: 6.1 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 7 K
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
- Mike Wathier: 2-3, RBI, R
- Brandon Diss: 1-3, R
- Jake Schalasky: 1-2, RBI, R
- Justin Rasmussen: 5.0 IP, 1 ER, 4 K
- Sullivan Swingley: 2.0 IP, W, 0 ER, 2 H
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
- Jake Schalasky gave the Pilots the first lead of the day in game one with an RBI double in the second inning. Kawambee Moss added an RBI in the fifth inning to give the hosts a 2-0 lead.
- Kristchin Beebe took the loss in game one, allowing a run on one hit and four walks in two-thirds of an inning.
- The starting pitching of Kory Goodrich and Justin Rasmussen combined for 11.1 innings pitched and two earned runs while striking out 11.
- Brandon Diss got the rally started in the bottom of the sixth inning of game two. Trailing 1-0 with just one hit on the scoreboard, Diss led off the inning with a single to center. Kawambee Moss moved him to second on a sac bunt and Mason Love reached base next on a strikeout and passed ball, and Luke Adams took a base on balls to load the bases.
- On a nubber down the third base line, Mike Wathier reached on an infield single to plate the tying run in Diss. Jake Schalasky kept the line moving with a single to right, scoring the go-ahead run with Seth Kermode. To cap the scoring Sullivan Swingley beat out a possible double play, forcing Huntington into an errant throw to clear the bases and give the Pilots the final 4-1 advantage before Swingley finished off the visitors to earn his first career win on the mound.
- The Pilots will finish their three-game series against the Crossroads League-leading Foresters on Monday with a nine-inning game beginning at 3 pm at Jenkins Stadium.