Lincoln, Neb. - The Buena Vista University baseball team suffered its fifth straight loss on Tuesday afternoon at Nebraska Wesleyan as the Prairie Wolves used a big second and third inning to break the game open en route to a 10-5 victory.
NWU held a 2-1 lead heading to the bottom of the second inning when it then scored three runs to extend it to a 5-1 cushion before adding four more in the third when it broke open a 9-1 lead. The big blow of the inning was a 3-run homerun from Aaron Nichols.
The Beavers were only outhit, 10-8, in the contest, but the Prairie Wolves had four extra-base hits compared to just the one for BVU.
Rheault finished 2-for-5 with a pair of RBI and a run scored while Rock and Noah Paper also had two hits. Casey Hendricks started on the mound for the Beavers and pitched just two innings, allowing five runs on four hits while walking one. Austin Scott then pitched the next two innings of relief and was charged with four runs and five hits. Devon VanHouten, Clayton Christian and Egan Bonde combined to allow just one run and one hit over the final four innings while striking out three.
Nebraska Wesleyan improves to 7-18 (5-8 A-R-C) with the win while BVU drops to 12-16 on the year and also sit at 5-8 in conference play.
The Beavers look to get back on track as they begin a five-game home stretch with a three-game weekend series against Wartburg College (8-20, 5-10 A-R-C). First pitch for Friday night's single game is set for 6:00 p.m. Saturday's doubleheader will also be Alumni Day for BVU with game one starting at 1:00 p.m.