Baseball struggles early in season

The BG baseball team posted a 1-5 record in six games during spring break, a continued early-season slide for a club whose season began with the program’s best start in years.

The games conclude the Falcons’ “spring training,” a series of non-conference games in warmer climates to prepare the team for Mid-American Conference play.

This Wednesday marks the team’s first home game of the season, following a 12-game road stretch extending nearly a full month. BG began the season with two wins against Western Kentucky, going just 1-9 in the next 10 leading to this week’s home opener against Malone University.

The Malone Pioneers began their season just more than a week ago, recently concluding a series of 13 games in eight days as part of the Tuscon Invitational in Arizona. The Pioneers went 7-6, playing five seven-inning double headers against other teams throughout the country.

BG’s 3-9 record heading into its first home game is familiar territory for the Falcons. The team was 3-11 before finally heading home in both the 2012 and 2011 seasons.

First pitch on Wednesday is scheduled for 3 p.m. at Steller Field.