GOSHEN, Ind. – Visiting Bethel College spoiled Senior Day for the Goshen College baseball team, sweeping a Mid-Central College Conference double header 14-1 and 13-2 on Saturday.
After getting through four games (1-3 record, but with two one-run losses) during final exam week, the Maple Leafs struggled in all phases of the game against the Pilots.
In game one, six of Bethel's first 10 runs were unearned as Goshen had five miscues between the second and fifth innings. Meanwhile, Pilot ace Elliot Rowe was on top of his game. He have up just four hits, including two in the seventh when Goshen scored its lone run.
Junior Caleb Yoder had the Leafs' RBI knock in the seventh, while the Pilots got two hits each from Evan Pulliam, Jordan Long, and Casey Weaver.
The nightcap was eerily similar for Goshen, who committed four more errors contributing to 10 unearned runs. Again, the Maple Leafs lone rally came in the seventh inning with two runs on two hits and a Bethel error.
Steven Steele and Drew Eads each had two hits, two runs, and two RBIs for the Pilots, while Luke Pepple struck out five in the complete-game effort on the mound.
The Maple Leafs (12-33, 5-25 MCC) will get a chance to rebound against Bethel as they travel to Mishawaka on Tuesday.