Spring Showdown

Spring Showdown

Bethany College baseball fans were treated to perfect spring weather and a weekend showdown between two old KCAC rivals as the BC Swedes hosted the KWU Coyotes in Lindsborg.  Bethany won game one of the three-game set, 7-0 powered by a complete game performance from senior Edwar Melendez. The Swedes’ right hander allowed just 4 hits while striking out 10 Coyotes on the day.  Game two began on Saturday and ended Sunday after an 8-8 tie game was suspended after 11 complete innings because of darkness. Wesleyan broke the tie with a run in the 13th and held on despite a Bethany rally that fell short.  Kansas Wesleyan won game three of the First Bank Smoky Hills Showdown on Sunday defeating BC 12-5. Next up: The Swedes travel to McPherson on Tuesday, March 19, for a DH at Central Christian College before hosting Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Bethany College baseball fans were treated to perfect spring weather and a weekend showdown between two old KCAC rivals as the BC Swedes hosted the KWU Coyotes in Lindsborg.

Bethany won game one of the three-game set, 7-0 powered by a complete game performance from senior Edwar Melendez. The Swedes’ right hander allowed just 4 hits while striking out 10 Coyotes on the day.

Game two began on Saturday and ended Sunday after an 8-8 tie game was suspended after 11 complete innings because of darkness. Wesleyan broke the tie with a run in the 13th and held on despite a Bethany rally that fell short.

Kansas Wesleyan won game three of the First Bank Smoky Hills Showdown on Sunday defeating BC 12-5. Next up: The Swedes travel to McPherson on Tuesday, March 19, for a DH at Central Christian College before hosting Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.



Swedes’ Josh Macat delivers the 1 and 2.

Swedes’ Josh Macat delivers the 1 and 2.

Another Coyote caught looking, “Strike three!”

Another Coyote caught looking, “Strike three!”

BC’s Joe Kelleher blasts another line drive up the middle for a single on Saturday.

BC’s Joe Kelleher blasts another line drive up the middle for a single on Saturday.

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Bethany catcher Braden Scrivner scoots down the line to first base.

Bethany catcher Braden Scrivner scoots down the line to first base.

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Next up: The Swedes travel to McPherson on Tuesday, March 19 for a DH at Central Christian College before hosting Oklahoma Wesleyan on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Photos by Olivia Garretson

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