The Candor

Baseball splits doubleheader

by Mohammad Farhan, Staff Writer

Ryan Mullin hits the ball to get a single on April 9, 2013.
Photo by Paige McLaughlin

Baseball split a doubleheader against Wisconsin Lutheran on Sunday. They were leading 9-3 in game one but lost 12-11.

Lutheran got on the board in the first inning with two runs, but BenU scored eight unanswered. The lead was 10-6 in the eighth before Wisconsin scored 6 and allowed one run to down the Eagles.

Kevin Crowley worked five innings in the defeat, but left in line for the win. Tim Hendricks posted four hits at the top of the lineup as all nine starters posted at least one. The Eagles amassed 17 hits in the loss, which put the brakes on a six-game win streak. Kevin Hendricks also collected three hits in the defeat.

In game two, Chris Jordan redeemed the Eagles by allowing one run in a complete game. The Eagles added five runs in support, moving Jordan’s record to 5-1 on the season. Nick Karakosta and Ryan Mullin extended lengthy streaks. Karakosta, the conference leader in doubles and RBIs, has reached base in every game this season. Mullin, who is among the national leaders in walks, has now reached in 26 straight contests.

With hits in both games, Hendricks owns the longest active hitting streak at 12, his longest of the year. Hendricks leads the conference in average and runs scored while ranking among the nation’s best hitters.