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MISHAWAKA, Ind. – The Bethel College baseball team lost their third straight game on Friday afternoon, losing a Crossroads League matchup against Saint Francis 10-6 at Jenkins Stadium. Jake Wilburn led the Pilots with a 3-for-5 day at the plate.


Score: Saint Francis def. Bethel 10-6
Records: Bethel (8-15, 4-6) | Saint Francis (10-20, 4-5)
NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – not rated | Saint Francis – not rated
Location: Jenkins Stadium | Bethel College | Mishawaka, Ind.


Jake Wilburn: 3-5, RBI, R
Kawambee Moss: 2-5, RBI, R
Syam Lafi: 2-4, 2 R
Sullivan Swingley: 2-3, R


After falling behind 2-0, the Pilots battled back with consecutive runs in the first and second to knot the score. The Cougars tacked on five runs in the third inning to take a 7-2 lead before the Pilots closed the game to 7-4 after seven.
The Cougars added an insurance three-run home run before the Pilots made it interesting in the ninth, adding two but leaving the tying run in the on-deck circle to fall 10-6.
The Pilots again left nine on runners stranded for the third consecutive game.


The Pilots return to action against Saint Francis on Saturday at Jenkins Stadium with a double header scheduled for 3 pm.