FULTON, Mo. - Westminster baseball lost the rubber match to Nebraska Wesleyan to fall 2-1 in the season-opening series.
Westminster begins the season 1-2.
Ryan Gvillo opened on the mound for the Blue Jays, pitching three innings. In the second, he gave up a three-run homer to give the Prairie Wolves a 3-0 advantage.
Thomas Kinney entered the game to pitch the fourth inning. He went four innings, giving up two runs and striking out five.
Strebler kickstarted an offensive flurry in the bottom of the ninth to attempt to come back from a 6-3 deficit. He hit the Blue Jays first homerun of the season to make the score 6-4, but it wasn't enough for a comeback.
Strebler led the team offensively, going 4-5 from the plate, scoring two runs, and hitting one homerun.
Westminster returns to action Sunday, March 5 for a doubleheader against Robert Morris - Springfield. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.