Buccaneers flatten Edgewood

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MADISON - Beloit College's baseball team exploded for 13 runs in the final three innings and breezed to a 17-3 victory over Edgewood Tuesday afternoon.

The Buccaneers scored in five of the nine innings, bolstered by a six-run seventh. They posted 14 hits.

Beloit took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Bronson Balholm led off with a double and Austin De La Cruz drew a two-out walk. A wild pitch moved up the runners. Nick Schmidt followed with a pop up and when the ball was dropped for an error, both Bucs scored.

The Bucs scored two more runs in the fifth. Schmidt led off with a walk and advanced to second on a balk. Garrison Ferone walked. A double steal with two outs had both runners in scoring position for James Wicker who tagged a ball to center field for a two-RBI single.

Edgewood scored all of its runs in the bottom of the sixth capitalizing on a walk and posting two hits in the frame.

Balholm, Lunsford, De La Cruz, Schmidt and Ferone all tallied RBIs on hits in the sixth inning leading Beloit to six runs and a 10-3 lead. The Bucs added four more in the eighth and three in the ninth for the final.

Balholm led the Beloit offense with a 3-for-5 performance at the plate adding three runs scored and two RBI.

Luke Brennan got the start and the win scattering five hits over 5.1 innings of work while striking out four and walking one.

• UP NEXT: The Bucs return to Midwest Conference action hosting Lawrence for a pair of games beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday.

• BOXSCORE: Beloit 17, Edgewood 3.

BELOIT COLLEGE (ab-r-h-rbi) - Schmidt, lf, 3-1-1-2; Porter, lf, 0-0-0-0; Ferone, ss, 4-1-1-1; Davis, cf, 4-3-1-0; Conley, 2b, 5-1-2-0; Celentano, ph-2b, 0-1-0-0; Wicker, 3b, 5-3-2-3; Balholm, 1b, 5-3-3-2; Campbell, dh, 3-0-1-0; Assiff, pr, 0-1-0-0; Call, ph-dh, 1-0-0-0; Lunsford, c, 4-1-1-1; Baltierrez, ph, 1-0-0-1; Hofmann, c, 0-0-0-0; DeLaCruz, rf, 3-2-1-2; Crandall, rf, 2-0-1-0. Totals: 40-17-14-13.

EDGEWOOD (ab-r-h-rbi) - Sternig, cf, 4-1-1-1; Prindle, c, 4-0-0-1; Fields, 2b-3b, 4-0-0-1; Kalaful, 1b-P, 4-0-0-0; Semrad, 3b-p, 3-0-0-0; Lamont, 1b, 1-0-0-0; Orput, ss-3b, 3-0-2-0; Cappetta, dh, 3-0-0-0; Niznik, 2b, 1-0-0-0; Willis, rf, 1-1-1-0; Gale, ph-rf, 1-0-1-0; Cairo, lf, 3-1-1-0. Totals: 32-3-6-3.

Beloit......020 020 643 - 17 14 2

Edgewood.000 003 000 - 3 6 4

E - Schmidt, Balholm, Semrad 2, Orput 2. 2B - Wicker, Balholm, DeLaCruz. SB - Schmidt 3, Ferone, Davis, Wicker, Sternig, Cairo.

Pitching: BC, Brennan (W,1-0) 5.1 inn., 5 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO; Nelson 1.2 inn., 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 SO; Schwenkel 1.0 inn., 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 2 SO; Hall 1.0 inn., 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 0 SO. Edge, Coughlin (L,0-1) 2.0 inn., 1 hit, 2 runs, 0 ER, 3 BB, 3 SO; Cohn 1.0 inn., 0 hits, 0 runs, 1 BB, 1 SO; Nelson 1.0 inn., 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 BB, 1 SO; Maziarka 1.0 inn., 1 hit, 2 runs, 2 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO; Smith 1.0 inn., 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 BB, 0 S0: Hunt 0.2 inn., 2 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO; Mossa 0.1 inn., 4 hits, 3 runs, 3 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO; Semrad 1.0 inn., 4 hits, 4 runs, 1 ER, 0 BB, 0 SO; Kalafut 1.0 inn., 1 hit, 3 runs, 3 ER, 2 BB, 0 SO.

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