Beloit takes two from Vikings

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Joseph Vanden Acker

The Beloit College baseball team took a pair of Midwest Conference games from Lawrence University on Tuesday by the scores of 14-2 and 17-6 at Whiting Field.

Beloit (12-6, 4-0 MWC) hit five home runs in the doubleheader, including a grand slam.

Mike Kovach went 3-for-5 and drove in three runs to lead Beloit in the opener. Andrew Edwards went the distance, allowing seven hits, striking out two and walking two, to pick up the win.

The Bucs broke open a scoreless game by putting up five runs in the top of the third. The big blow in the inning was Kovach’s two-run homer.

Beloit led 6-0 when the Vikings (2-17, 0-4) got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Phil Wisniewski and Alex Brewer both had run-scoring singles in the inning to trim the lead to 6-2.

Beloit then scored three times in the fifth and sixth to break the game open. The Bucs scored two more times in the seventh when the game ended by the run rule.

Brian King pitched five innings, allowing 10 hits, walking five and striking out one, and took the loss.

In the nightcap, Lawrence took an early lead, but the Bucs scored 13 runs over a three-inning stretch to pull away. Kovach went 4-for-4, and Jordan Jaenicke and Jake Tresemer drove in four runs apiece for Beloit.

Beloit scored three times in the top of the first, but Lawrence led 4-3 after one inning. Davide Harris delivered a two-run single and Michael Baldino added a run-scoring single in the inning for the Vikings.

Both team scored a run in the second, and the Vikings increased their lead to 6-4 in the third on Chad Skaer’s sacrifice fly.

Beloit then scored five times in the fourth with Jaenicke hitting a grand slam that was just inside the left field foul pole to give the Bucs a 9-6 lead.

The Bucs increased that lead to 12-6 with three runs in the fifth. Beloit then put the game away five more runs in the sixth, and Tresemer belted a three-run homer in the inning.

Luke Barthelmess went 2-for-4 in the nightcap for the Vikings, and Harris drove in a pair of runs.

Dan Salzbrenner threw 3.2 innings of relief and took the loss. Aaron Bushur threw three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.

Game one box score

Game two box score

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