Blue Jays Eliminated, Season Comes To An End
Athletic News - Baseball
Highland, Ill. – The Westminster College baseball squad let an early lead and a late lead slip away and fell to Fontbonne University 8-7 in an elimination game of the 2012 St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Baseball Championships late Thursday at Glik Park. The Blue Jays, who lost to top-seeded Webster University 11-0 earlier Thursday, finish the season 15-23.
Early in the game it looked as if Westminster would stay alive in the double-elimination tournament. The 5-1 lead did not stand up and then the Blue Jays led 7-6 heading into the home half of the ninth inning. But, Fontbonne (20-22) scored two unearned runs to win the game. Sophomore Andy Pichler went 2-for-5 and scored three runs, junior Zeth Lavy went 2-for-4 and drove in three runs and senior Nick Hoag went 2-for-4 and scored a run to lead the Westminster offense. Junior Kevin Moritz (2-3) took the loss, allowing two unearned runs on three hits over two innings of relief of junior Tyler Ten Eyck.
2012 Tournament Schedule
Thursday, May 10
Game 1 - #1-Webster 11, #4-Westminster 0
Game 2 - #2-Fontbonne vs. #3-Greenville, 5:00 p.m.
Game 3 – Fontbonne 8, Westminster 7 (Westminster eliminated)
Friday, May 11
Game 4 - Webster vs. Greenville, 5:00 p.m.
Game 5 - Fontbonne vs. Loser Game 4, 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, May 12
Game 6 - Winner Game 4 vs. Winner Game 5, TBA
Game 7 - If necessary
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