LINDSBORG – The Swedes finished off a non-conference four-game series with Culver-Stockton on Monday with a 22-19 win.
The bats were rolling early for the Swedes as they scored four runs in the bottom of the first, three in the second, and two in the third. It was then time for the Wildcats to wake up their bats as they scored three unanswered runs in the fourth and nine in the fifth to take a 12-9 lead. Each team plated a single run in the sixth inning and CSC scored once again in the top of the seventh inning.
The Swedes then exploded in the bottom of the seventh inning, scoring 10 runs on seven hits and four errors. Bethany then used this momentum to keep the Wildcats at bay. CSC scored two runs in the eighth and three in the ninth, while the Swedes added two more runs to their lead in the bottom of the eighth to come to final score of 22-19.
Bethany outhit the Wildcats 23-16 in the contest with seven Swedes putting up multiple hits in the game. Sean Anderson and Dalton Bidon, senior infielders, each recorded four hits and four runs batted in. Bidon notched one double on the day while Anderson recorded two triples. Max Diaz, senior infielder, had a day going 3-for-7 with two homeruns and five runs batted in. Tyler Horchem, junior outfielder, was the other Swede with three hits, adding a double into his mix. Mike Lowery, junior infielder, Brandon Peters, freshman outfielder, and Apdiel Vazquez, senior catcher, capped things off with two hits apiece.
A group of Swedes worked the mound today. Brandon Shoemaker, senior pitcher, started the game, allowing three runs on three hits in 3.2 innings of work. Christian Kingsley, freshman pitcher, came in to finish that inning and begin the next, allowing seven runs on five hits. Jimmy Yandell, senior pitcher, was next in line for the Swedes, earning the win in his three innings of work. During this time he allowed, four runs on five hits. Alexander Foxworthy, freshman pitcher, allowed two runs on two hits in 0.2 innings of work, and finally, Brett Walls, sophomore pitcher, allowed three runs on one hit in 1.1 innings of work.
The Swedes return to conference play at 1 p.m. on March 10, when they play host to York College for a doubleheader.