The Buena Vista baseball team jumped out to a quick 7-0 lead after two innings at Nebraska Wesleyan on Tuesday afternoon, but the Prairie Wolves plated five runs in the second and sixth in the eighth to edge the Beavers 11-10.
Each of the first six batters in the BVU batting line-up had at least two hits, led by Peyton Renning who was 3-for-6 with a triple, two RBI and three runs sored. Porter Sartor doubled home a run in the first inning for one of his two hits and also added an RBI later on. Coleman Roberts was 2-for-4 with two RBI and a pair of runs scored as BVU finished with 14 hits but left 11 runners on base.
NWU cut the 7-0 Beaver lead down to 7-5 by scoring five runs following a two-out fielding error by BVU. Sartor was then hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fourth to extend the lead up to three before Rheault and Renning had RBI singles in the seventh to make it 10-5.
A leadoff double got the rally started in the eighth inning for the Prairie Wolves, but they would score the final three runs after two were out, including the go-ahead score on a wild pitch.
Tyler Heineman allowed five unearned runs over 6.0 innings and struck out four but did not get the decision. Tate Holmes took over to start the seventh and was charged with five runs and seven hits over his 1.1 innings. Nick Henrichs suffered his first loss of the year (3-1) after being charged with the go-ahead run.
Justus Stocks and Tyler Winterstein each had three hits to help lead NWU which finished with 15 hits.
Buena Vista dips to 11-13 on the year (7-4 IIAC) while Nebraska Wesleyan is now 7-14 overall (3-9 IIAC). BVU is back home on Friday afternoon when the team hosts Hamline University for a pair of seven-inning games with game one set to begin at 3:00pm.