HILLSDALE, Mich. – Hillsdale College had only two more hits than Albion College Wednesday, but the Chargers clubbed two home runs and a double to hand the Britons an 8-2 setback.
Albion's lead held up until Hillsdale put up three runs in the third when Connor Bartlett sent a two-run homer over the right field fence and Chris McDonald launched a solo shot to left-center.
Hillsdale padded the lead with four runs in the fourth. Nolan Breymaier started the inning with a double and Alex Walts was hit by a pitch. Breymaier scored on an error, Bartlett and Tad Sobieszczanski produced RBI singles and Ryan O'Hearn scored on a balk.
Hillsdale scored its final run in the seventh.
Lindemann and Ronnie Williams III collected two hits apiece as Albion finished the day with six singles.
On deck for Albion is a four-game weekend series against Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association rival Trine University. The teams will meet for a 1 o'clock Sunday doubleheader at Albion's Frank Joranko Field.