CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa | Buena Vista’s baseball team scored runs in bunches Friday afternoon.
Buena Vista rallied from a 1-0 deficit to score four runs in the fourth inning, then added five runs in the eighth inning during a 10-2 Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference win over Coe at Bill Quimby Field.
Cale Ewald highlighted the fourth inning with a two-run double. Buena Vista (23-14, 14-8 IIAC) took advantage of three Coe errors in the fifth, a frame that included Cameron Johnson’s three-run home run and Bryce Rheault’s RBI double.
Rheault was 2-for-6 for the Beavers while Peyton Renning doubled, singled and scored two runs.
Winning pitcher Jacob Hadaway (6-3) allowed two runs, three hits and a walk while striking out eight.
Buena Vista has won three of its last four games going into this afternoon’s doubleheader at the home diamond of the Kohawks.
MOUNT MARTY 6, BRIAR CLIFF 5: Hunter Hallock snapped a 5-all tie when he scored on Bo Howard’s one-out RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning as Mount Marty shaded Briar Cliff in an elimination game at the Great Plains Athletic Conference Tournament.
Briar Cliff, which ended the season with a 18-34 record. had snapped a 3-all tie with two runs in the top of the eighth. Brady Harpenau gave the Chargers a 4-3 lead when he scored on Hagan Samson’s ground out. Adam Logan, who was hit by a pitch, increased the advantage to two runs when he scored on Ray Rude’s two-out single.
Ryan Welsh’s RBI triple in the third inning highlighted his 2-for-5 performance for the Chargers. Samson doubled, while losing pitcher Alex Erwin (0-2), the last of two relievers, yielded a run and two hits while taking over for Nicholas Cole in the bottom of the eighth.
DWU 7, DORDT 1: Dakota Wesleyan ended Dordt's season behind pitcher Dominique Boerger's strong showing on the mound at the GPAC tournament on Friday.
Boerger allowed one run on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks in 7.1 innings of work.
Jerrod Zens and Jared Neilan both had two hits and scored two runs for DWU. Jake Thayer led Dordt with two hits.
The Defenders, who qualified for the GPAC tournament for the first time ever, finish the season at 21-26.