McKENZIE, Tenn. – The Spring Hill College baseball team lost both ends conference doubleheader at the Bethel University Wildcats in the scores of 3-2 and 19-13 on Friday afternoon.
In the opening game, Jack Howard (5-3) took the loss in 5.2 innings of work with four hits, four walks and two strikeouts as the Wildcats from a 2-0 deficit rallied to score three runs in the 6th inning of a seven inning contest.
The Badgers took a 2-0 lead in the 4th inning when right fielder Taylor Eads and catcher Roy Moulder both smacked solo homeruns out of left field.
In the 6th inning, Bethel's first baseman Martin Key singled through the right side with two out to drive in short stop Ryan Huber with the tying run off Howard. Badger stopper Keller Douglas then allowed a single through the left side to centerfielder Alonzo Patterson that scored the winning run from 2nd base in the person of designated hitter Colton Kail.
The nightcap was a wild affair that saw the Badgers pound out 21 hits including two homeruns by left fielder Mykol Sostarich as well as round-trippers by Eads and designated hitter Ryan Stevens. Spring Hill fell behind 13-4 after just three innings and could not catch the Wildcats in the later frames.
Badger starter Paul Sullivan (3-3) took the loss in just 1.1 innings of work with two hits, two walks and two strikeouts.
On the day's offense, seven Badgers enjoyed multiple-hit efforts led by Moulder with six hits and three RBI, Eads with four hits and two RBI and first baseman Kyle Freeman with four hits and three runs driven in.
Spring Hill (25-20, 13-10 SSAC) will remain at Bethel University (21-14, 12-11 SSAC) for a 1 p.m. single game on Saturday.