Winning streak snapped for baseball

Winning streak snapped for baseball

PUNTA GORDA, Florida -- Playing their fifth game in four days, the Heidelberg University baseball team stumbled into their off day, falling to Wheaton College, 6-1. The lethargic Student Princes only mustered five hits on the day.

The loss snapped a four-game winning streak for Heidelberg (4-2). Wheaton (4-3) avenged Saturday's loss to The Berg.

Down 1-0 in the second, the lone Heidelberg run came on a double to the fence in left field by Zach Cleaver. The hit allowed Evan Long to score from first base.

The Thunder answered with one in the third and two in the fifth off of HU starter Tristan Phillips (0-1). Wheaton added single tallies in the seventh and ninth. Phillips worked 4+ innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits. He fanned two.

Despite recording just five hits, Heidelberg had opportunities to score thanks to six walks, three Wheaton errors and a hit batter. Thunder pitchers benefited from three double plays.

"Offensively, we just didn't make adjustments to what they were doing," said head coach Chad Fitzgerald.

After an off day, Heidelberg returns to action on Thursday in Fort Myers. Heidelberg will face Thiel (2-2), with the first pitch slated for noon at Terry Park.