With Sunday sweep by York, BU settles for series split

Riley Baasch drilled his team-leading fourth home run in game two of Sunday’s double-header
Riley Baasch drilled his team-leading fourth home run in game two of Sunday’s double-header

BELLEVUE, Neb. -- The Bellevue University baseball team split the series with York College after being swept in a double-header on Sunday afternoon at Levitt Stadium. York won the first game of the day 4-3 before having to rally late for a 6-5 win to take the nightcap and split the weekend series.

Bellevue falls to 10-13 on the year while York improves to 8-18.

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Bellevue is scheduled to return to action on Tuesday, Mar. 20 when they travel to Crete, Neb. for a 4 p.m. non-conference tilt against Doane University.

Game One: York 4, Bellevue 3

Bellevue was unable to solve York pitching for the majority of the game, as they were limited to just three hits and stranded 10 runners on base.

Austin Alexander, Jonah Yang, and Matt Evans accounted for the Bruin hits.

The Bruins struck early when JT Patterson reached on a fielder's choice that allowed Kory Longaker to score.

York took the lead on Jake Sola's two-run homer in the fifth and went up 3-1 on Kevin Olmstead's RBI-single. The Panthers added to their lead in the sixth when Dylan Roller singled in Sola.

Alexander produced and RBI-double in the eighth before Yang chased in a run with a sac fly as BU cut the deficit to 4-3 with a runner still in scoring position.

The Bruins put two runners aboard with just one out in the ninth but Spencer Jones was able to escape the jam and record his first save of the year.

Corey Mixon (2-2) fired 7.1 innings of two-hit ball, limiting Bellevue to just a pair of runs and striking out five. Kelly Fromm put out a BU rally in the eighth before yielding to.

Stephen Knapp (2-1) was tagged with the loss after surrendering three runs on six hits over 5 innings or work.

Game Two: York 6, Bellevue 5

York rallied from a 5-1 deficit to score five runs over the last two innings, including a three-spot in the seventh, to pick up a 6-5 win and salvage a series split.

Connor Towle delivered a one-out walk-off double with the bases loaded to send the Panthers to victory.

Riley Baasch put Bellevue on the board with a three-run home run, his fourth of the season, in the top of the third.

York got a run back in the bottom half of the inning on Jake Sola's solo shot leading off the frame.

A two-out single from Travis Tanaka in the sixth extended Bellevue's lead to 5-1 as Diego Iribarren and Matt Evans came in to score a pair of unearned runs.

York countered with runs on back-to-back two-out doubles in the bottom of the sixth to pull to within two runs and chase BU starter Dylan Thorp before Max Dwyer came on to get the final out of the sixth inning.

Dwyer (0-1) took the loss in relief while Spencer Jones (1-0) earned the win for York.