ADRIAN, Michigan - The Heidelberg University baseball team traveled to Adrian for a three-team doubleheader on Wednesday -- and game one was way more fun than game two. The Berg beat Albion College in the opener, 8-0, before falling in the nightcap to Adrian College, 15-2.
With the split, Heidelberg -- ranked #26 in the latest ABCA Top 30 poll, moved to 13-4.
GAME ONE: HEIDELBERG 8-10-0 ALBION 0-7-1
Heidelberg struck first blood with a single run in the second. Kyle Slovick was hit by a pitch, stole second, then scored on a double to the gap in right center by Marc Ochoa. In the third, Kyle Jenkins drove in two more with a bouncer into center field that plated Evan Long and Matt Psychas.
A bases-loaded triple by Justin DeWitt in the bottom of the eighth provided the final three HU runs of the game.
While Albion rotated through nine pitchers, 'Berg starter Alex Sir Louis (2-0) cruised through seven innings in his first start of the season. Sir Louis struck out nine and walked one while scattering five hits. Hunter Hensley worked two scoreless innings of relief.
GAME TWO: ADRIAN 15-19-0 HEIDELBERG 2-4-1
After a scoreless first inning, the Student Princes manufactured a run without recording a hit. Slovick was plunked, then moved to second on a groundout. After advancing on a fly out, Slovick dashed home on a wild pitch.
Then Adrian's bats woke up. The Bulldogs put up a series of crooked numbers -- three in the second, five in the third, two in the fourth and three in the sixth.
The lone bright spot for Heidelberg in the middle innings was a Joe Sefik sacrifice fly in the fifth, which brought home Slovick.
Adrian plated single runs in the seventh and the eighth.
Sam Ankrom (2-2) picked up the loss for Heidelberg.
Heidelberg returns to conference action on Friday with a key OAC doubleheader with Marietta College. Weather permitting, first pitch will be at 1 p.m.