FRANKLIN, Mich. – Albion College went 0-for-10 with runners in scoring position in a 5-1 loss to Franklin College on opening day.
Jack Wyman gave Albion a quality start, yielding two runs over seven innings. He scattered six hits and issued just one walk.
Frank Podkul scored on a balk in the first inning and Nick Wright hit a home run to left field in the second.
Franklin tacked on three unearned runs in the 8th.
Stesiak and Finney finished the day with two hits apiece. Finney also drew a walk.
The Britons and Grizzlies return to McDowell Field tomorrow for a doubleheader to complete the three-game series. The first pitch is set for noon.