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JACKSONVILLE, Ill. — The Blue Jays have won five of their last seven while improving to 7-6 on the season after turning back the Eagles on Wednesday.

Westminster College jumped on top with two runs in the top of the second inning, three runs in the third and a run in the sixth to make it 6-0. Robert Morris-Peoria (2-8) countered with all four of its runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Sophomore third baseman Hayden Hirschvogel went 1-for-2 with a triple, a run batted in and scored a run as the Blue Jays totalled eight hits. Senior catcher Branden Beeler finished 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, while senior first baseman Trevor Rhoads was 1-for-5 with an RBI and scored a run.

Senior left fielder Will Stonecipher also went 2-for-5 and scored a run for Westminster. Senior right fielder Ryan Clavin and sophomore shortstop Michael Skinner were both 1-for-4 with a run scored.

Freshman Christopher Hoscher — the third of four pitchers for the Blue Jays — allowed four earned runs on six hits over six innings to earn the win. Hoscher (2-0) struck out four and walked one.

Junior Andrew Boessen threw a perfect ninth — striking out two — to post his fourth save of the season for Westminster.

The Blue Jays open their spring break trip with a game against Rowan in the RussMatt Invitational in Auburndale, Fla., at noon Sunday.

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