Swede baseball team swept by KW

By Steve Sell
March 23, 2014

LINDSBORG — Bethany College baseball coach Andrew Bartman can’t stand losing two games in a day, especially when they are against arch-rival Kansas Wesleyan.

The Coyotes took the KCAC doubleheader Saturday, 7-5 and 12-3, which left Bartman quite displeased.

“We are beyond disappointed with today's outcome," Bartman said. "We were out-hit, out-pitched and out-defended. The coaches need to get back to square one and it is vital that some player leadership show up from here on out.”

In the first game, the Swedes were down 6-0 before getting as close as 7-5 with two runs in the bottom of the seventh. Aaron Huerta crushed a three-run homer for BC’s big hit of the game, while Jordan Geiger added two hits as did Nate Estores. Andrew Gomez took the loss.

The second game was tight until a disastrous nine-run fifth inning did in the Swedes. Erik Pedersen had two hits and two RBIs for Bethany to account for most of the offense. Geiger took the loss.

Bethany is now 3-5 in the KCAC and 11-18 overall heading into a game Tuesday at Fort Hays State. A single, nine-inning game will be played starting at 3 p.m.