The Bluffton University baseball team dropped a pair of games in their final day of play in the sunshine state to Florham 14-9 and 10-3, on Saturday, March 9. Bluffton falls to 5-6 on the season, while Florham improves to 2-1.
The Bluffton University Beavers wrapped up their 2016 campaign by splitting a double-dipper with the Transylvania University Pioneers on Saturday, May 7. The Beavers won the opening game, 7-6, before they fell, 10-2, in the nightcap. Bluffton finished the season at 14-26 with a 9-18 mark in the HCAC, while Transy heads to the HCAC tournament at 21-17 overall and 17-9 in the conference.
The Bluffton University baseball team knotted the score at 4-4 with three runs in the top of the eighth, but Transylvania took the series opener with a walkoff sacrifice fly to center an inning later for a 5-4 victory on a beautiful Friday, May 6, 2016. Transylvania upped its mark to 20-16 overall and 16-8 in the Heartland Conference, while Bluffton fell to 15-23 and 8-17 in the HCAC.
The perfect elixir when the Beavers have needed a quick pick-me-up this season has been rival Defiance College. For the second time in two weeks, Bluffton has busted up a losing streak of at least three games against the Yellow Jackets. The Beavers capped a season sweep at Defiance with a 7-4 victory on Tuesday, May 3, 2016.
The Bluffton University baseball team dropped a pair of contests on Saturday, April 30, as they fell, 4-3 (12) and 14-2, at the hands of the Hanover College Panthers. The early matchup was continued from Friday as the game was stopped after nine innings due to impending darkness.
The Bluffton University baseball team took on Hanover College on Friday, April 29. It was set to be a doubleheader but the second game was halted due to darkness after nine innings tied at three runs apiece. The Panthers took the first game, piling up 14 runs on 16 hits, while Bluffton finished with four runs on 11 hits.
Tuesday afternoon turned cold at Memorial Field in more ways than one with the temperature dropping quickly as game time approached. The Quakers missed the memo as Earlham used a 10-run third to cap off the season sweep at Bluffton on April 26. Bluffton fell to 12-21 overall and 7-13 in the Heartland Conference, while Earlham upped its season mark to 24-10 and 13-8 in the HCAC.
Austin Prosser took a page out of the Metallica songbook as he was the 'Hero of the Day'! Prosser went 3-of-4 with four RBI, including a three-run homer and game-winning single in the 10th. He also scored two runs, one of them tying the game in the ninth.
The Bluffton University baseball team split a doubleheader with the Franklin College Grizzlies on Saturday, April 23. The Beavers won the opener, 4-1, before a big second inning doomed them to a 14-4 nightcap defeat.
The Defiance College Yellow Jackets came to town to take on Bluffton University in an HCAC contest on Tuesday, April 19. The Beavers were able to complete the comeback in a 10-7 victory, marking the second time this year Bluffton was able to get the better of Defiance. The victory boosts the Beavers to 10-19 with a 5-11 record in the HCAC.
The Rose-Hulman Insititute of Technology stayed atop the Heartland Conference standings by finishing a sweep of the Bluffton University Beavers, 10-5, on Sunday, April 17. The victory improves the Engineers to 19-7 overall and 11-3 in conference play, while the Beavers dropped to 9-19 overall and 4-11 in HCAC action.
The Bluffton University baseball team took advantage of three Yellow Jacket errors and four unearned runs as the Beavers downed rival Defiance College 6-4 on Wednesday, April 13, 2016. It marked the third straight win for Bluffton which stands 9-16 overall and 4-8 in the Heartland Conference.
The Bluffton University baseball team and everyone else involved worked overtime on Sunday, April 10, and the extra work paid off as the Beavers swept Mount St. Joseph in Florence, Ky. for their first HCAC series victory of the season. Austin Prosser (Galion) crossed the dish in the 14th inning of game one for a 5-4 victory and freshman Tanner Hamilton (Centerville) launched an eighth inning grand slam, capping a 12-10 victory over the Lions after nearly eight hours of baseball!
The Bluffton University baseball team traveled to Kentucky for a home game with Mount St. Joseph on Saturday, April 9, but it was the Lions who took advantage of the change of venue with a 9-2 victory in the HCAC series lidlifter. The Beavers fell to 6-16 overall and 1-8 in the Heartland Conference on a bitterly cold Saturday, while MSJ upped its season mark to 16-7 and 5-5 in the HCAC.
For the second straight Tuesday, Earlham College used a scintillating pitching performance from freshman Walter Talcott to stymie the Bluffton University baseball team at Memorial Field. Earlham improved to 16-5 and 6-3 in the Heartland Conference with the 6-1 win, while Bluffton fell to 6-15 and 1-7 in the HCAC. Talcott went the distance in a 6-0 shutout just one week ago.
The Bluffton University baseball team broke out the bats to get the monkey off their backs with a 10-4 victory over Manchester University to open the doubleheader on Sunday, April 3. The Beavers fell, 18-4, in the rubber game of the three-game set. Bluffton’s record now sits at 6-14 and 1-6 in HCAC play, while Manchester is 11-10 and 5-2 in conference action.
The Bluffton University baseball team continued their struggles in Heartland Conference play as they fell in the opener of a three-game set to the Manchester University Spartans, 16-5, on Saturday, April 2.
The Bluffton University baseball team was unable to push any runners across the dish as the Beavers were shut out by the Earlham College Quakers, 6-0, on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Bluffton dropped to 5-12 (0-4 HCAC) on the season, while Earlham improved to 12-4 (3-2 HCAC).
The Bluffton University baseball lost another tough battle to the Anderson University Ravens, 5-2, on Saturday, March 26. The loss was Bluffton’s fourth in a row and seventh in their last eight contests as they fell to 5-11 overall and 0-3 in HCAC action. The Ravens sweep of the series improves their mark to 6-9 and 3-0 in the conference.
The Bluffton University baseball team suffered a pair of losses at the hands of the Anderson University Ravens to open HCAC play on Good Friday, March 25. The Beavers lost the opener, 7-1, before dropping the nightcap, 7-5. Bluffton fell to 5-10 on the season while Anderson improved to 5-9 on the year.
The Bluffton University baseball team was unable to overcome a four-run sixth inning from the Albion College Britons on Tuesday, March 22, 2016, falling by a score of 9-4. Bluffton dipped to 5-8 on the season, while Albion improved to 7-4 on the season.
The Bluffton University baseball team followed the softball team's lead and saved the best for last. After falling 3-2 in the lidlifter, Bluffton (5-7) scored four runs in the ninth inning of game two for a 5-1 victory at Goshen College (7-16) on a cold Saturday, March 19, 2016. The Beaver softball team scored its only runs of the day in the sixth inning of game two for a 3-1 victory over Capital University just before the baseball team earned its split.
The Bluffton University baseball team saw Ohio Northern put multiple runs on the board in six of the nine innings en route to a 16-2 Polar Bear victory on a windy Wednesday, March 16, 2016. Bluffton fell to 4-6 on the season, while ONU upped its mark to 7-4.
The Bluffton University baseball team notched a pair of wins on Friday, March 11, at the Gene Cusic Classic in Fort Myers, Fla. Bluffton used a five-run seventh to put away Rockford, 9-5, in the opener before capping the day with a two-run eighth for a 4-3 victory over Wisconsin Lutheran in the nightcap.
Game two saw Wisconsin Lutheran take advantage of three hits in the top of the third as the Warriors took a short-lived 2-0 lead. Luke Hickey tripled home Maus and Brandon Marable (Columbus/Hamilton Township) in the home half, evening the score at 2-2 heading to the fourth.
The Bluffton University baseball team could not overcome a rough start and fell to the Dominican University Stars, 10-2, on Thursday, March 10. The loss drops the Beavers to 2-4 on the season, while the Stars won their third straight contest to bump their record to 4-4.
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla. - A three-run eighth and an inning-ending double play propelled Bluffton University to a 5-4 victory over Moravian College on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Beavers took advantage of three straight walks in the eighth in improving to 2-3 on the season. Moravian dropped to 4-4 following the loss.