Falcons swept by Broncos in weekend series; lose 11-3

Tyler Kavalecz, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

The Bowling Green baseball team (14-22, 8-13 MAC) fell 11-3 to Western Michigan (13-24, 10-7 MAC) in Kalamazoo on Sunday afternoon.

The loss, which marks the second time BG has gotten swept in a three-game set by a MAC opponent this season, moves the Falcons down to eighth place in the MAC with less than a month to go in the season.  

WMU got on the board first, hitting a two-run in the bottom of the first off BGSU starter Tyler Hays.  

The Broncos struck again in the third, with back-to-back doubles putting WMU up 6-0.

Hays exited the game after just 2.1 innings in which he gave up six runs on five hits, three walks and two strikeouts.  

The Falcons got on the board in the fourth inning as senior Tyler Ross hit an RBI single through the left side of the infield that drove in freshman Sam Seidel.  

However, the Broncos scored three more in the bottom of the fourth inning, making it a 9-1 game.  

The orange and brown attempted the comeback, scoring two runs in the sixth inning.

A wild pitch allowed Seidel, who drew a walk to begin the inning, to score.

Later in the inning, Ross hit a sacrifice fly into right field, scoring Rose to cut the deficit to six runs.  

WMU added two more runs in the bottom of the seventh.

Neither team scored after this, giving the Broncos an eight-run victory. 

While sophomore Nathan Archer recorded a single to extend his on-base streak to nine games, senior Kyle Gurney did not reach base for the first time since March 17, ending his on-base streak at 20 games, the longest by a Falcon this season.  

Next, the Falcons will head to Toledo and play the first game in this season’s Battle of I-75 on Wednesday, with first pitch set for 4 p.m. at Scott Park.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.