|Calumet (Ind.) (5-38-1, 0-19 CCAC)||0||0||0||0||0||1||3||0||0||4||4||1|
|St. Ambrose Univ. (16-23, 12-7 CCAC)||0||0||0||2||3||2||1||1||X||9||11||0|
|Whiting, Ind. Oil City Stadium|
|Calumet (Ind.)||Pitching||St. Ambrose Univ.|
|Calumet (Ind.)||Indv. Stats||St. Ambrose Univ.|
|2 Players (#14,#26)||Doubles||#35 Wymer|
|None||Home Runs||2 Players (#6,#35)|
By Nick Barango, CCSJ Sports Communications Intern
WHITING, Ind. – After being narrowly edged out by St. Ambrose (Iowa), 1-0, in the first game of their doubleheader on March 29, the teams met again nearly a month later to begin game two.
Though the margin was slim a month ago, the Wave couldn't keep pace with the Fighting Bees, who took the contest with a final score of 9-4.
Both clubs began slowly with only one hit for each in the opening three innings. St. Ambrose broke the tension – and the tie – first, scoring twice in the bottom of the fourth.
In the blink of an eye, two became five with a 3-run homer in the fifth as the Bees looked set to run away with the result. The Wave got on the board in the top of the sixth through Diontrell Earls and Matthew Jackson.
Earls' single got him on base, and Jackson's double into right center paid immediate dividends, but the Fighting Bees wasted no time with their response – loading the bases and scoring twice off a single to sting the home side yet again.
St. Ambrose then provided the Wave with a route back into the game in the sixth.
Sebastian Caballero's SAC fly allowed Johnson to score another run for CCSJ, but the surge stopped at three for the Crimson Wave. The Wave were pegged back from a SAC fly in favor of the visitors, whose lone run in the seventh provided a bit more cushion.
CCSJ wasn't done battling, and a Justin Rohrs double put two runners in scoring positions in the eighth. The group failed to cash in, however, and a solo home run in favor of the Fighting Bees all but locked things up.
Two more walks in the ninth for the Crimson Wave asked questions of the Bees' resolve, but they held firm to take the game, 9-4.
Ellison led the team in walks with three, while right fielder Patrick Holbrook led in putouts, recording six.
Their next set of games will be on April 22 at local rival Purdue Northwest (Ind.).
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