Avila takes series with Sunday sweep over Baseball

Ravens falls 5-3 and 4-2 in series finale

  • Monday, April 22, 2013

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After taking game two of their four-game series against Avila University on Saturday afternoon at the Zarda Multisport Complex on the Avila campus, the Raven baseball team couldn't seize the momentum of the extra-inning win on Sunday.

Avila picked up the series win, sweeping Sunday's doubleheader 5-3 and 4-2.

Benedictine sent John Huber (Sr., Olathe) to the hill in the opener on Sunday. He gave up two earned runs off five hits over four and two-thirds innings before Brett Slobodzian (Sr., Platte City, Mo.) finished out the game in relief.

At the plate, the Ravens outhit the Eagles 9-5 but couldn't scratch home more than three runs stranding six base runners.

Center fielder Ben Loughman (Sr., Lenexa), first baseman Sean O'Grady (Sr., San Jose) and third baseman Paul Heit (Fr., Overland Park combined for six of Benedictine's nine hits with O'Grady picking up the Ravens only extra base hit – a solo home run.

In game two, the Ravens sent John Scofield (Soph., Grandview, Mo.) to the hill for the start. He threw three innings, allowing one earned run off two hits before Heit threw the final three innings. Heit gave up two runs off four hits over his three innings of work to suffer the loss.

Once again the Ravens outhit the Eagles at the plate, this time 7-6, but couldn't only push across two runs stranding eight base runners.

Second basemen Ben Raun (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) anchored the Ravens at the plate with two doubles and was the only Raven with a multi-hit game.

Benedictine returns home on Friday and Saturday for their final homestead of 2013 as they host MNU for a pair of 1 p.m. doubleheaders both days.

Headed into the final week of the regular season, Benedictine now sits in third place in the Western Division, two games ahead of Avila University in the division standings and a game up on Culver-Stockton in the overall standings.

The HAAC Postseason Tournament takes the top two teams from the Western and Easter Divisions and the best two remaining teams by winning percentage. The Ravens are a game behind MNU for second place in the Western Division headed into their weekend series.