LINCOLN, Neb. - Paul Bloyer, Chris Carlton and Jeremiah Knutzen combined to pitch a four-hitter to help Buena Vista salvage a split of a baseball doubleheader against Nebraska Wesleyan Sunday at Lincoln, Neb.
Nebraska Wesleyan won the opener 3-2 and Buena Vista took the nightcap 3-1.
Bloyer pitched four innings, allowing two hits and one earned run while walking one and striking out one.
Carlton pitched two innings in relief to get the win. He struck out two. Knutzen pitched a perfect inning in relief.
Justin McAtee and Ryan Young each drove in a run for the Beavers, who are now 4-4-1 overall. Nick Beard and Quinn Hildman each collected three hits to power an 11-hit attack. Young added a pair of hits. Bryan Baggett had a double.
Buena Vista trailed 1-0, but scored two runs in the sixth and one in the seventh. Young had an RBI single and McAtee an RBI sacrifice fly. The third run scored on an infield error.
Buena Vista had six hits in the first game, including two by McAtee. He delivered an RBI single in the sixth. Beard clubbed a solo home run in the first inning.
Luke Franzenburg suffered the loss. He allowed five hits, no earned runs, walked two and struck out four over six innings.
Nebraska Wesleyan scored single runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings to pull out the win.