March 30 - BETHANY, W.Va. – The Bethany baseball team lost the third game of their conference series with Washington & Jefferson Monday by a score of 27-2.
The Presidents (9-4, 3-0) scored three runs in the first inning, but the Bison answered back with a run in the bottom of the frame. Sophomore 2B Eric Fudala (Uniontown, Pa./Laurel Highlands) blasted a two-out solo home run to left to make it a 3-1 deficit.
After W&J plated a pair of runs in the second for a 5-1 advantage, Bethany came back with one in the last of the inning. Sophomore 3B Matt Nemec (New Brighton, Pa./Riverside) singled with one out and later scored on a two-out double by freshman catcher T.J. Zarewicz (Pittsburgh, Pa./North Hills).
The Presidents began to pull away with four runs in the third inning and never looked back. BC pitchers struggled finding the strike zone, as they walked 14 batters in the contest and four Bison errors allowed eight unearned runs to cross the plate.
Fudala was the top hitter for the Green and White, going 2-for-3 with the long ball, the first of his career.
Freshman pitcher Matt Perkins (Bayside, Calif./McKinleyville) started and suffered the loss, dropping to 0-1 on the season.
Bethany will be back on the diamond Wednesday when the travel to Thiel to take on the Tomcats in a single, nine-inning game at 3 p.m.