McKENZIE, Tenn. -- Jonathon Lopez collected two of the five hits for the Culver-Stockton College baseball team in its season opening 3-0 loss to Bethel (Tenn.) on Friday afternoon at the Kahlden Complex.
Lopez was the only Wildcat to register multiple hits, and he had the only C-SC extra base hit when he doubled to start the third inning. However, on the next at bat Chase Jones grounded into a double play. C-SC starter Anthony Garcia allowed seven hits over 5 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out three.
Bethel's Jack Surber hit a solo home run in the fourth inning to take a 1-0 lead. In the fifth inning Bethel hit a two-run, two-out single to extended its lead to 3-0. C-SC (0-1) had the bases loaded in the sixth inning from an Alejandro Cardinale single, a walk to Jonny Damon and a walk to Sean McVeigh. However, Caleb Antonacci popped out and the threat was ended.
Bethel (Tenn.) 3, Culver-Stockton 0
Culver-Stockton 000 000 0--0 5 0
Bethel (Tenn.) 000 120 X--3 7 0
Garcia, Bennett (6) and Jones; Degnegaard, Costas (6) and Foster. WP--Degnedaard. LP--Garcia. 2B--C-SC 1 (Lopez), Bethel 1 (Miller). HR--Bethel 1 (Surber)