Baseball Drop Critical Conference Game to Ursinus, Fall 5-3
SWARTHMORE, Pa. - A two-RBI day from junior right-fielder Tim Kwilos was not enough to save the Swarthmore baseball team (19-13, 5-9 CC) from a critical defeat on Friday, as the team fell 5-3 to the Ursinus Bears (15-18, 6-8 CC). The loss drops the Garnet to 5-9 in Centennial Conference play and effectively ends the chase for the postseason.
Kwilos went 2-for-3 with his fifth home run of the year, continuing his offensively-dominant junior campaign. He was the only Garnet batter to earn multiple hits.
After falling behind 3-0 by the third inning, senior starter Zach Weiner did an admirable job of keeping the game from getting out of hand as Swarthmore attempted to claw its way back into contention. A double play with runners on the corners in the top of the third closed the deficit to 3-1, and Kwilos' sixth-inning homer put the Garnet within one.
The Bears, however, tacked on two more in the bottom of the seventh, and Kwilos' RBI single in the top of the eighth was all the comeback the Garnet could manage.
Junior Ramsey Walker threw an inning and two thirds with no marks against him, after allowing two of Weiner's runners to score on a triple in the seventh.
Swarthmore will close out its home season tomorrow in a Senior Day doubleheader against Franklin and Marshall. First pitch is set for noon; Senior Day ceremonies will take place in between the nine-inning contests.