FRANKLIN, Ind. – Albion College had runners on base in the late innings, but Drew Olszewski was the only one to score in a 4-1 loss to Franklin College on the opening day of the baseball season.
Franklin got the runs it needed in the second inning as Alex Mis slugged a solo shot over the left field fence and Quenton Wellington added a RBI single scoring Drew Naumovich.
The Grizzlies padded the lead in the sixth as Wellington's single drove in two runs.
Olszewski scored in the seventh, scooting around the bases on a groundout and when Riley Stesiak reached on an error. Olszewski scored on a wild pitch.
Albion collected five hits on the day. Matt Bur led the way with two hits.
The teams will return to McDowell Field tomorrow at noon for a doubleheader to complete the three-game series.
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