SAU baseball
SAU baseball
Game 1
Game 2
University of St. Francis (Ill.)
St. Ambrose
Baseball - Tue, Apr. 25, 2017

St. Ambrose extended its winning streak to seven games by sweeping a doubleheader from St. Francis Tuesday at Modern Woodmen Park. The 2-1 and 5-3 wins move the Bees to 21-23 overall and 17-7 in the CCAC.

After giving up a first-inning run, SAU waited until the sixth to get on the board in the opener. Andrew Barreto started the inning with a single to left and pinch runner Zach Kaminski moved to second on Nick Foster's sacrifice bunt. One out later, Zach Hart hit a game-tying single down the right-field line and took second when the right fielder misplayed the ball. Kevin Zanger made the Saints pay by following with a single to left-center to bring in Hart with what proved to be the winning run.

Jake McCabe pitched around a two-out hit and walk in the seventh to earn his fifth win of the year.

McCabe went the distance, allowing eight hits and the one first-inning run.

The Bee bats were held in check most of the game. After Hart led off the bottom of the first with a single to right, SAU did not collect another hit until the sixth.

The bats came alive in the second game as St. Ambrose pounded out 11 hits in the 5-3 win. Barreto, David Gonzalez and Matt Baldwin each had two hits.

It was Josh Hlubek's two-run sixth-inning single down the left-field line that proved to be the difference. It scored Taelor Lopez and Baldwin to break a 2-2 tie. An inning later, Tommy Goodale hit a run-scoring single to bring in Gonzalez with an insurance run.

Zanger had an RBI double in the first and a squeeze bunt in the third to account for the first two SAU runs.

Jake Sheley got the win after allowing five hits and two runs, neither earned, over seven innings. He struck out three. Cooper Sant Amour earned his seventh save with two innings of relief.

After a non-conference game at Mount Mercy Monday, the Bees will play a three-game series against Trinity International beginning with a single game Friday at 4 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park. The teams will play a doubleheader in Deerfield, Ill., Saturday, beginning at 1 p.m.