Benedictine baseball split with MidAmerica Nazarene Saturday at Laughlin Field to claim a 2-1 weekend series win.
The Ravens lost the first game of the double header 7-6 after leading 4-0 in the fourth inning but won the second in a thrilling ten inning outing 6-5.
Benedictine (13-3, Heart 5-2) started the second game down 4-0 after the fourth inning but responded to eventually take a 5-4 lead in the eighth inning before ultimately winning in the tenth.
“We haven’t had a game like that yet,” coach Eric Peterson said. “We haven’t had to come back and win with our offense being such a catalyst early in the season.”
Peterson credited his bullpen who delivered at critical points late in the game.
“Our pitching is coming along,” Peterson said. “We keep climbing the ladder and they gave us a chance to win with a lot of guys who haven’t even thrown yet this year.”
Junior Daryl Myers got the game winning hit in the tenth for the club after struggling a lot of the day.
“I was struggling through the day but I saw a lot of lefty first pitch sliders and I was ready to jump on that one,” Myers said.
Myers said a win like this just shows this ball club just continues to get better.
“We’ve been a team that’s kind of been hitting really well and rolling through people,” Myers said. “To get this win is huge and just continue to find out new stuff our team can do.”
Senior Andrew Richards went 2-3 in that game with four RBIs for the Ravens.
In the first game, the Benedictine pitching ran into some issues in the top of the fifth when the Pioneers (6-7, Heart 4-3) batted in five runs.
Senior pitcher Kam Miller had allowed no runs up until that inning with four strike outs.
The Ravens ended up using a four pitchers in the game with non of them finding much success after Miller.
Junior Micheal Slaten went 2-4 in the game and the two hits were a pair of home runs and three RBIs.
Slaten leads Benedictine in home runs with nine and RBIs with 25.