Baseball sweeps Missouri Valley

Ravens win 3-0 in game one and take game two 5-4 in 10 innings

  • Monday, March 25, 2013

MARSHALL, Mo. – The Ravens improved to 4-2 in conference play on Saturday with a sweep over Missouri Valley College on the road.


Benedictine took game one 3-0 and then held off a late rally by Missouri Valley 5-4 in 10 innings to earn the sweep.


In the opener, the Ravens sent Derek Surdez (Sr., Vermillion) to the hill for the start. Surdez improved to 5-1 on the year and threw his third complete game going all seven innings. He finished with 9 strikeouts while walking just one batter.


At the plate, Benedictine designated hitter Tim Yeargain (Sr., St. Louis) went 2 for 2 with a run scored, a double and RBI. Second baseman Ben Raun (Jr., Lincoln, Neb.) and catcher Patrick Walseth (Soph., Tulsa) added the Ravens two remaining hits with Raun picking up his fifth double of the season.


In the finale, John Huber (Sr., Olathe) earned the start. Huber went six innings, giving up two earned runs off five hits before he was relieved by Brett Slobodzian (Sr., Platte City). Slobodizan threw three innings, giving up one run off two hits before giving way to Adam Burns (Soph., Overland Park). Burns threw a scored 10th inning, striking out two while facing three batters to earn the win.


At the plate, the Ravens belted out 11 hits with four players picking up at least two hits.


Centerfielder Ben Loughman (Sr., Lenexa), left fielder Brenden Watamaniuk (Soph., Weslock, Alberta), first baseman Sean O'Grady (Sr., San Jose) and Yeargain all recorded two hits with O'Grady picking up a double. Loughman and Walseth each drove in two. with right fielder Gordan Weliver (Jr., Englewood, Colo.) recording the Ravens remaining RBI.


Benedictine was scheduled to host Graceland University at 1 p.m. Tuesday but the snow showers that hit Atchison and the surrounding area on Saturday night and Sunday morning have forced that game to be postponed. Check back to the Ravens schedule page for a schedule upate as the make up date is scheduled. Information will also be posted on the Raven Atheltics facebook page - - at on twitter.