The Bethel College baseball team's losing streak was extended to 12 games after the doubleheader sweep by the University of Saint Francis on Tuesday afternoon in Mishawaka.
The Pilots took an early lead thanks to a sacrifice fly by Ethan Zartman to score Cody Nealeigh in the bottom of the first inning. Nealeigh made it to third after he singled to center and was moved around on a Steven Steele double.
Unfortunately, the Pilots managed only three more hits the rest of the way while Saint Francis pounded out 10 hits to score six runs to beat Bethel 6-1.
Clint Nealeigh took the loss throwing all seven innings while giving up 10 hits and six runs (three earned).
The offense performed better in game two scoring five runs on seven hits, but so did the Cougars' as they managed 10 more hits to score 13 runs, including a nine run fifth, to top the Pilots 13-5.
Brant Jones started and took the loss throwing four innings while allowing five hits and six earned runs.
Ethan Zartman provided the bright spot on offense as he went 2-3 with two doubles and four RBI's while Evan Pulliam and Steven Steele also added two hits apiece.
Bethel and Saint Francis will be back at it on Thursday as the two teams head to Fort Wayne, Ind. for a 2:00 pm doubleheader.