BEREA, Ohio -- A pair of six-run innings proved costly for the Heidelberg University baseball team, as it suffered a sweep to Baldwin Wallace University. The Student Princes dropped game one, 11-6, before falling in the nightcap, 14-4.
The Berg moves to 17-11, 5-7 in the OAC. BW improves to 21-9, 7-5 in conference play.
Both teams received votes in this week's D3baseball.com Top 25 poll.
GAME ONE: Baldwin Wallace 11-12-0 Heidelberg 6-7-0
The Yellow Jackets drew first blood in the third inning, when Alex Marcum crushed a two-out, two-run home run to left.
Heidelberg scraped together a run in the fifth to cut the host's lead in half. Joe Sefik was hit by a pitch, and moved to second on a Marc Ochoa single. Senior Joey Rydzewski worked a walk, loading the bases for Darrin Shirk. Shirk drove in Sefik on a sac fly to right.
Four straight BW hits to start the fifth plated two runs for Baldwin Wallace. BW would go on to add four more in the frame, all earned runs.
The Berg scored three in the top of the seventh when Evan Long lined a bases loaded double down the right field line. HU's scoring was capped in the ninth, when Shirk tripled home Rydzewski and Long's RBI groundout plated Shirk.
Long led the Student Princes with 4 RBI in the contest.
Sophomore Cameron Deemer (5-4) suffered the loss for the Berg. Baldwin Wallace's Evan Lovick (6-2) earned the win for the home team.
GAME TWO: Baldwin Wallace 14-16-2 Heidelberg 4-7-0
The Yellow Jackets scored at least once in each of the first six innings. BW held a 7-0 lead until the fifth when Heidelberg's offense plated two runs, one on an error and the other an RBI single off the bat of Kyle Slovick.
Despite cutting the deficit to 7-2, BW answered with an explosive six-run fifth inning, holding a comfortable 13-2 advantage.
RBI groundouts in the seventh from Long and Seifk capped off the Heidelberg scoring.
Joey Wenning (2-2) took the loss for the Berg. The Student Princes needed eight different pitchers in the nightcap, who combined for ten free passes (six BB, four HBP).
Heidelberg returns home for a doubleheader against Muskingum on Saturday. First pitch is scheduled for 1 p.m.