Two big innings propelled the Hope College baseball team to two tough home losses to Aquinas College on Tuesday.
The Saints struck out seven runs in their final at-bat in the top of the seventh for an 8-6 win in Game 1 of the nonleague doubleheader.
Aquinas opened the first inning of Game 2 with 11 runs and went on to win 15-11.
Centerfielder Mason Opple of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville HS) went 3-for-3 with two RBIs in Game 1.
In Game 2, shortstop Jared Blum of Hudsonville, Michigan (Hudsonville) had a three-run homer for the Flying Dutchmen.
Rightfielder JP Batts of Spring Lake, Michigan (Spring Lake) had two doubles and two RBIs. He is hitting a team-leading .446 on the season.
Hope returns to action on Friday, April 21 with a 2 p.m. Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association doubleheader at Trine.