Baseball bats warm up

Baseball bats warm up

LAKELAND, Fla. – The Albion College bats warmed up Tuesday afternoon, but the Britons walked off Henley Field with a 15-14 loss in 10 innings to New Jersey City University.

The Britons collected a whopping 22 hits, forcing New Jersey City to use eight pitchers.

It was a game featuring wild swings of momentum.

Shortstop Nick Logatto's grand slam powered New Jersey City to a five-run first inning.

Albion responded with five runs in the second. Jack Wyman sent a RBI triple to the left-center gap, Kenny Frieswyk and Riley Stesiak contributed RBI singles and Joe Turnbull added a two-run double.

Albion led 10-6 after adding five more runs in the fourth inning. Stesiak, John Fleming, Andrew Arszulowicz and Wyman all drove in runs in the inning.

Albion was unable to hold the lead as New Jersey City plated three run in its half of the fourth and tacked on two runs in the eighth and ninth.

Arszulowicz finished the day 5-for-6 with four runs scored. Stesiak was 4-for-6 with a run and two RBI. Wyman was 4-for-6 with three triples, two runs and four RBI. Joe Turnbull and Frieswyk added two hits apiece.

Logatto's grand slam was his only hit, but he drove in five runs for New Jersey City.

Albion returns to Auburndale, Fla., Thursday for a 5 o'clock game against Rhodes (Tenn.) College.

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