Albion 3, Bluffton 0
March 20, 2018
By: Colton Steiner, sports information assistant
ALBION, Mich. - The Bluffton University baseball crew traveled to Michigan for a matchup with Albion College on a cold Tuesday, March 20. Bluffton received a pair of super pitching performance but the defense and bats came up empty against a Briton team that had a 1-9 mark heading into the game. The 3-0 setback dropped the Beavers to 9-6 after opening 8-2 to start the season.
The Britons would strike first in the bottom of the fourth after an RBI groundout made it 1-0. Albion added a run in the sixth inning thanks to a balk. The home team extended its lead to 3-0 after a sacrifice bunt plated another score for the Brits in the sixth. The Beavers were unable to create any offense as they took a 3-0 loss, their fourth setback in the past four days.
Bluffton mustered up only three safeties with COLIN GREGORY (Fremont/Clyde), JACOB LATKOFSKY (Temperance, Mich./Ida) and LENNY WINIARSKI (Cincinnati/LaSalle) notching a hit apiece
The defense for Bluffton struggled as the Beavers coughed up five errors in the contest. TOMMY SIEMER (Liberty Township/Lakota East) took the hard-luck loss for the visitors. In his 5.0 innings of work, Siemer tossed 100 pitches and allow just two earned runs off six hits while striking out six batters and not allowing a single free pass. Cam Clark gave the Beavers three innings of scoreless relief, collecting a strikeout and a walk while allowing just two hits.
Bluffton will look to end this two-game losing streak when the Beavers travel to Wittenberg University in Springfield on Saturday, March 24 with the first pitch of the doubleheader set for 1 p.m.