MIDDLETON, Wis. - The Beloit Memorial baseball couldn't hang onto an early lead and fell 5-2 at Middleton Tuesday afternoon.
The Purple Knights took a 2-0 lead with a pair of runs in the third inning, but the Cardinals struck back with three tallies of their own in the bottom of the inning to re-take the lead.
Middleton added single runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pad their advantage and the Knights couldn't get much going offensively to mount a comeback.
Brendon Stavn took the loss on the mound for Beloit, while JD Dixon and Felix Estrella each came up with a pair of this to lead the offense. Matt Bellweg allowed two runs in four innings to earn the win for Middleton.
• EDGERTON 8, BIG FOOT 6: The Crimson Tide erased a 3-2 deficit with six runs in the top of the fourth inning en route to a win over the Chiefs Tuesday.
Big Foot scored a pair of runs in the fifth inning but couldn't break through in the final two frames to complete the comeback against the Tide.
Kaleb Greco, Jack Hereley and Scott Day each recorded two hits to pace the Chiefs' eight-hit attack.
• PREP SOFTBALL: MCFARLAND 4, BRODHEAD 0: The Cardinals could manage just two hits against McFarland pitcher Megan Jansen, who struck out 14 Cardinals two notch the win.
Brodhead's Azzy Steiner also went the distance and struck out eight, but the Spartans scored twice in the first and added single runs in the sixth and seventh to cap the scoring. McKenna Bump had both of Brodhead's hits.
• PREP SOCCER: MIDDLETON 9, BELOIT MEMORIAL 0: The Cardinals proved why they are worthy of their number one ranking in the state by taking down the visiting Knitro Tuesday night.
Middleton scored early and often, taking a 6-0 lead into intermission. Cami Malak, who Beloit coach Brian Denu termed "nearly impossible to stop", scored the first two goals for the Cards.
Beloit will travel to Madison College Wednesday to face Madison Memorial.