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.
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.