The Benedictine College Ravens took on the Fighting Bees from St. Ambrose University this past weekend in their first home series since beating McPherson College 4-3 on Feb. 6.
The first three games of the series did not go in favor of the Ravens as they fell 14-8 in game number one, 8-4 in game number 2, and 14-5 in game three. The Fighting Bees were led by the power bats of first baseman Cooper Huckabone and right fielder Adrian Zietara.
Third year Head Coach Eric Peterson sees this as just a lesson to the beginning of a long season.
“We got a lot of young arms going, ownership and leadership of the older guys has to carry us through these tough times,” Peterson said.
In the final match up, the Ravens struggled early giving up four runs through the first three innings. But the bats came to life.
Hunter Moffet, the sophomore right fielder, singled to score Danny Favazza to make the score 4-1. Then that was followed up by another single by senior shortstop Drew Piontek that scored two.
The Ravens took the lead late in the sixth inning off a one-out three run left field blast by senior center fielder Jackson Doherty.
“It [the home run] felt good, it was really good to see everybody come together at the end of the game,” Doherty said.
The Ravens would end up losing game number four by a score of 7-6 after the Fighting Bees sent back-to-back homeruns over the wall in the top half of the seventh.
The Ravens record moves to 4-8 on the year and they are tentatively scheduled to take on the University of St. Mary on Wednesday back at “The Island” of Olsen Stadium.