The Carthage College baseball team (17-20, 7-14) wrapped up its home schedule on Wednesday, May 1 with a 6-2 loss to non-conference opponent Benedictine University (Ill., 23-12) at Augie Schmidt Field in Kenosha, Wis.
Benedictine took a 1-0 lead in the second inning on an RBI-single by Tyler Woynerowski. Carthage tied the game in the bottom of the second on an RBI-double by Ricky Bergstrom. The Eagles scored five times in the fifth on six hits, including back-to-back-to-back doubles, to take a 6-1 lead. The Red Men got a run back in the eighth to close out the scoring.
Eagles starting pitcher Alexander Schram (5-2) picked up the win by limiting the Red Men to one run on five hits, two walks and eight strikeouts over the first five innings. Owen Reith (0-1), the third-of-seven pitcher used by coach Augie Schmidt IV, took the loss by giving up five runs on five hits over two-thirds of an inning. Carthage managed only eight hits off four Benedictine pitchers, but Vince Schwartz did collect his league-leading 18th double.
Carthage opens a three-game series with College conference of Illinois and Wisconsin-opponent Illinois Wesleyan University (19-16, 12-9) on Friday night with a 6 p.m. twilight game at Jack Horenberger Field in Bloomington, Ill. The two teams conclude the three-game series with a Noon doubleheader on Saturday that will end the Red Men' 2019 season.