• Lillie Burke

Baseball swept by EKU, loses seventh straight

Two late runs from Belmont proved not enough as they lost their final game in the OVC conference series with Eastern Kentucky, 10-2.

Despite avoiding the shutout, this marked the Bruins’ seventh straight loss and allowed Belmont to fall victim to its second sweep of the conference season.

Belmont starting pitcher, Patrick McGrath struck out three in the first inning, but allowed one run.

In the top of the second, Bruins got their first error of the game and allowed one hit and one run.

The Colonels started off the third inning with two doubles, and a sacrifice fly from Luke Wurzelbacher sent Bryan Soloman and Sean Hagen home for EKU’s fourth run of the game.

In the fourth inning, Scott Moses entered the game to relieve McGrath, who matched a career-high five strikeouts.

Moses pitched three up and three out to start with a hitless inning.

A home run from Hagen and a steal from Wurzelbacher in the fifth increased EKU’s lead to 6-0.

After the Bruin’s sixth-inning drought, a sacrifice hit by Alec Diamond and a single RBI by Matt Beaty sent Drew Ferguson home to put the Bruins on the board in the seventh.

Christopher Carroll became the Bruin’s third pitcher of the game in the eighth inning. He allowed four runs on three hits, and the Colonials still lead 10-1.

The Bruins moved Greg Brody from right field to the mound for the final inning. He allowed one hit and no runs.

In the bottom of the ninth, a double by Jamie Ritchie sent Beaty home for the final run of the game.

The Bruins head down the road in hopes of earning some revenge as they face Vanderbilt at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Coaches and players declined comment after the game.

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