Baseball

Pilot baseball spends weekend battling Goshen

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Pilot baseball goes 3-1 over the weekend against Goshen (photo from bethelcollege.edu)

The Pilot baseball team had a busy weekend last Friday and Saturday as they competed in four games in two days all against their conference foe Goshen. The Pilots split in dramatic fashion on Friday; nevertheless, they were able to revenge their loss on Saturday with two quality victories.

The Pilots won their first game on Friday by a score of 4-1. Although they were able to build approached the seventh inning with a three run lead, the Maple Leafs loaded the bases and threatened to extend the game. Nevertheless, Corey Stoner was able to come up big as he snagged a line drive and tagged the runner trying to get back to first. Elliot Rowe was credited with the win as he went 6.1 innings and gave up one run.

The next game did not fall the Pilots way, however, as they surrendered a 7-6 come from behind loss. The Pilots had a 6-4 lead heading into the seventh inning, as Shane Fye attempted to get the save. Fye pitched well but took the loss as the Pilots gave up a couple of errors which resulted in three unearned runs.

Garrett Curless led the Pilots at the plate as he went four for seven on the afternoon. Brandon Robbins also contributed in the second game as he went one for two with two walks and two RBI’s.

The Pilots were able to thoroughly beat the Goshen Maple Leafs twice on Saturday by scores of 12-0 and 10-1. Branden Paulen went the distance for the Pilots in game one as he was able to collect another win on the season. The win of game two was won by JJ Dubois as he went five innings and collected five strikeouts.

Curless continued to carry the Pilots with the bat as he went six for seven on the day. In addition, Bethel had 28 hits in two games as they swept the Maple Leafs with ease.

This puts the Pilots at 11-7 on the season. They will be in action next on Tuesday as they travel to Grace College. The first game of the double header is set to begin at 2:00 p.m.

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