Baseball drops series at Benedictine

Story by Jenna Black, Photo Editor

The BU baseball team collected one win out of a four-game series at Benedictine College Saturday and Sunday and now have a 6-8 record within the Heart of America Athletic Conference.

The lone 12-6 win came in the first game on Sunday. The Wildcats had zero errors, compared to the Ravens’ four. Senior Caleb Lee received the win as he pitched five innings and struck out six batters. Three seniors, Charlie Coleman, Austin Bass, and Travis Johnson, each had a home run. Bass now leads the team with a .402 batting average.

Bass also hit well in the second game of day one by going 3 for 3 at the plate. Despite only having one less hit than Benedictine, the Wildcats lost 11-2.

The Wildcats were one inning away winning the opening game of the two-day series until the Ravens scored four runs in the seventh inning. The ‘Cats led 3-0 heading into the seventh, but the Ravens were able to get on base after two batters being hit by pitches.

Benedictine’s Matthew Jarecki sealed the win with a double to deep left to bring in three runs to hand Baker a 4-3 loss. Though the whole BU team only combined for a total of four hits in the opener, Bass had another perfect performance at the plate as he went 3 for 3.

Senior Cort Brennan followed suit and also went 3 for 3 from the batter’s box in the second game of day two. The ‘Cats were successful with the long balls as they collected three home runs from Brennan, senior Austin Leonhart, and Johnson. Headed into the seventh inning down 15-3, Leonhart tried to start a rally with his two-run homer to deep right field. The ‘Cats were unable to respond and wrapped up the series with a 15-5 loss.

The Wildcats are now tied with Benedictine with a Heart record of 6-8, 12-18 overall. The ‘Cats are scheduled to face the University of Kansas Tuesday at Hoglund Ballpark.