04/13/2011 – The men's baseball team extended their winning streak to 15 games with a pair of wins over Hope College yesterday at Kimble Field. The Saints improved to 18-8-1 overall, while the Flying Dutch fall to 13-9 on the season.
The Saints received a strong pitching performance by Kaleb Ort in game one to secure the 2-0 victory. Ort, a freshman from Lowell, allowed two hits and struck out seven in his seven innings of work. Aquinas scored their two runs on a sacrifice fly by Austin King in the third and single up the middle by Taylor Pawlanta in the fourth.
Game two saw the Saints spot the Flying Dutch three runs in the first inning, but recovered and held on for the 7-5 win.
Ricky Lowe was credited with the win as he allowed three runs and five hits in five innings of work. Jake Ritsema notched his second save of the year pitching two innings of relief work. Offensively Brent Butgereit delivered the big hit as he doubled home Jake Roe and Brent Steele in the sixth inning. Austin King also played well collecting two base hits.
The current 15 game win streak is the third longest in Aquinas College baseball history. The Saints will look to add to that number today as they travel to play Purdue North Central (20-16) in a non-conference doubleheader.