The Bethel baseball team fell into the elimination bracket of the Crossroads League Postseason Tournament with an 11-1 loss to the top-seeded Foresters of Huntington University. Huntington, who was receiving votes in the latest NAIA poll, advances to play Mount Vernon while BC will face Spring Arbor who was bumped into the elimination bracket by MVNU.
The Pilots found themselves behind the eight ball early in the contest when back-to-back three and four-run frames for the Foresters gave the hosts a 7-0 cushion. The Pilots' lone score of the game came in the top of the fourth when Heath Brooksher touched home plate after being hit by a pitch and Collin Affolder and Eric Kelver delivered back-to-back singles.
However, there was no comeback in sight. Huntington tallied the final four scores of the game and ran away with the 11-1 win. BC was narrowly outhit in the contest 9-6, but the Pilots committed a pair of errors while the Foresters were flawless on defense.
Bethel's contest against the Spring Arbor will begin at 3:00 p.m. on Monday and will be played at Huntington University.
The Bethel College Pilots compete in 17 intercollegiate sports for men and women. While accumulating 3 NAIA National Championships and 32 NCCAA National Championships by 10 different athletic teams, Bethel has also produced 143 NAIA All-American honors and 309 NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors over the past decade. Bethel College is an accredited Christian college offering associate, bachelor's, and master's degrees in more than 70 areas of study. Connect with Bethel Athletics online at BethelCollegePilots.com or via Facebook, Twitter (@Bethel_Sports) and Instagram (@BethelPilots).
|Huntington, IN Forest Glen|
|Bethel (Ind.)||Pitching||Huntington (Ind.)|
|Bethel (Ind.)||Indv. Stats||Huntington (Ind.)|
|2 Players (#7,#13)||Doubles||None|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#5,#24)|