Bethany College needed someone to step up late in Tuesday’s non-conference home tilt against Nebraska Wesleyan University.

Bethany College needed someone to step up late in Tuesday’s non-conference home tilt against Nebraska Wesleyan University.
The Swedes were down 4-3 entering the seventh inning when Bethany stepped up.
The entire team, that is.
The Swedes had 14 runs over the next two innings to down the Prairie Wolves 17-4.
"We obviously had a great day offensively being able to put up 17 runs,” BC assistant coach Anthony Flask said. “We only had one strike out so we did things right at the plate.”
The Swedes (13-15, 4-4 KCAC) led 3-0 after the third inning, but Nebraska Wesleyan scored in both the fourth and fifth innings to take the 4-3 lead.
The Swedes retook the advantage, however, with a four-run seventh inning, highlighted by pinch-runner Erik Pedersen working his way out of a pickle to score.
The Swedes then had 16 batters come to the plate in a 10-run eighth inning. The 17 runs scored by BC were the most since a 17-2 win over the University of Saint Mary in 2013.
Bethany pitchers combined for eight strikeouts  and only one walk.
Kolton Mayall was 3 for 3 at the plate Tuesday, while Jake Ross was 3 for 4 and recorded three RBIs. Steven Rodriguez and Nicholas Ceccarelli both also had three runs batted in.
"Defensively we are still having the same issues with giving the opposition free bags and runs,” Flask said. “In the early innings they were able to take advantage of our mistakes and keep the game close. We always hope to learn from these opportunities, to battle the odds, and are excited to carry this momentum into the weekend series against McPherson."
Bethany opens a four-game KCAC series Friday against McPherson College. Friday’s games will be played at Light Capital Diamonds, with a 5 p.m. first pitch. Saturday’s games will migrate north to Lindsborg.

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