A two-base error in the bottom of the ninth lifted Hanover’s baseball team to a 4-3 win over visiting Eureka (Ill.) on Wednesday in what proved to be the school’s final game of the season.

The Panthers entered the final inning trailing 3-2 but Charlie Burton and Jake Schaefer each reached on hits and Schaefer stole second to put two runners in scoring position.

Jay Lorenz then pinch-hit for Matt Vetor and laced a shot to third base, which was misplayed by the third baseman and both Burton and Schaefer walked home with the winning runs.

Burton was 2-for-4 with a home run, an RBI and two runs scored to lead Hanover’s offense while Mark Walkenhorst, Brayden Imel and Drew Kelly each added hits. Imel also drove in a run.

Eli Copner (1-3) picked up the win with an inning and a third scoreless innings in relief with three strikeouts. Hayden McIlwain scattered three runs on six hits with three strikeouts over the first seven and a two-thirds innings.

Because of the fears around the COVID-19 virus, Hanover College has canceled all remaining spring events, including sporting events. As a result, Hanover ends the season with a 7-7 record.

Lacrosse falls to Transy

Hanover’s men’s lacrosse team opened Heartland College Lacrosse Conference play with a 19-9 loss at home to Transylvania (Ky.) on Wednesday in what proved to be the team’s final game of the season.

The visiting Pioneers blew open the game early, jumping out to a 9-1 lead after the first quarter and never looking back.

Eric Hopkins had three goals to lead Hanover while Dallas Fonner had a goal — the 100th of his career — and two assists. Ian Kimmins and Noah King each had a goal and an assist while Patrick Boylston, Josh Perkins and Dirk Meinhart each had a goal.

Sean O’Meara stopped 17 shots in goal for the Panthers.

Because of the fears around the COVID-19 virus, Hanover College has canceled all remaining spring events, including sporting events. As a result, Hanover ends the season with a 2-5 record.