MISHAWAKA – Bethel Baseball earned an exciting win to open the day and earn the doubleheader split against Huntington on Saturday. Trailing 6-4 in the bottom of the ninth, Eli MacDonald laced a bases-loaded, bases-clearing double (one of three doubles on the day) to centerfield on a full count with two outs to deliver the walkoff win 7-6. The Pilots fell in game two 5-2.
Game 1 Score: Bethel def. Huntington 7-6
Game 2 Score: Huntington def. Bethel 5-2
Records: Bethel (5-20, 2-10) | Huntington (15-5, 8-4)
NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Huntington – NR
Location: Patterson Field | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
Eli MacDonald: 3-6, 2B, 3 RBI
Kawambee Moss: 2-3, RBI, 3 R
Cole Searles: 2-4
Sam Lewandowski: 0.2 IP, W, 0 H
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
Eli MacDonald: 2-3, 2 2B, RBI, R
Cole Searles: 1-3, 2B, RBI
Kawambee Moss: 1-3, R
INSIDE THE BOXSCORE
The Pilots committed five errors on the day but limited the damage to one unearned run.
The Pilots left 20 runners on base, including 15 in game one.
NEXT TIME OUT
The Pilots host Aquinas on Wednesday at 3:00 pm in a single, nine-inning game.