Zartman Notches Bethel Win No. 400, Pilots Sweep USF
MISHAWAKA – Bethel Baseball earned two victories over Saint Francis on Saturday, winning 5-3 in game one and 2-1 in game two—the latter giving Pilot skipper Seth Zartman his 400th of his career at Bethel. The 1998 Bethel Baseball alum won his 400th career game overall earlier this season on March 29 against Marian and reached the milestone in the Bethel blue in the nightcap.
- Game 1 Score: Bethel def. Saint Francis 5-3
- Game 2 Score: Bethel def. Saint Francis 2-1
- Records: Bethel (25-27, 19-17) | Saint Francis (26-26, 15-21)
- NAIA Top 25 Coaches’ Poll: Bethel – NR | Saint Francis – NR
- Location: Jenkins Stadium | Bethel University | Mishawaka, Ind.
GAME 1 STAT TRACKER
- Jeremy Wiersema: 2-4, RBI, 2 SB
- Cooper Tolson: 3-4, 2B, R
- Jake Schalasky: 2-2, 2B, SB, RBI, 2 R
- Sullivan Swingley: 7.0 IP, W, 7 H, 2 ER, 4 K, 5 BB
- Brad VanOverberghe: 1.0 IP, SV, 1 H, 0 R, 3 K
GAME 2 STAT TRACKER
- Eli MacDonald: 1-2, HR, RBI, 2 R
- Andrew Sarno: 1-3, RBI
- Andrew Miranda: 1-2, 2B
- Andrew Gerber: 6.0 IP, W, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 K, 1 BB
- Sergio Garcia: 1.0 IP, SV, 0 H, 0 R, 1 K, 1 BB
INSIDE THE BOXSCORES
- Pilot pitching stranded 15 Saint Francis runners in game one.
- The Pilots rallied for three runs on four hits in the bottom of the eighth of game one to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 advantage.
- With two stolen bases, Jeremy Wiersema moved into a tie for fifth in single season program history with 27. His 75 hits on the season are the most since Reid Spitaels tallied 79 in 2010.
- The Pilots finish the Crossroads League regular season with 19 wins—their most wins in league play since Seth Zarman’s first year at the helm in 2004. Their 25 overall victories thus far is the most since 2009.
- The Pilots locked up the No. 5 seed in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals, their highest-finish in league play since a third-place finish in 2010.
NEXT TIME OUT
- The Pilots will face No. 4-seed Huntington in the Crossroads League Tournament Quarterfinals on Friday at 7:00 pm in Upland, Indiana.