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.