MAIZE, Kan. -- After splitting yesterday's double-header the #9 Bellevue University baseball team took Sunday's rubber match, 11-10, to claim a series victory over #16 Tabor in non-conference action at the Maize High School Baseball Field.
With the win Bellevue improves to 3-3 overall while Tabor dips below .500, falling to 5-6.
Kory Longaker was 2-for-4 at the dish and broke an 8-8 tie in the top of the eighth with a go-ahead two-run homer to left field to put Bellevue up 10-8.
The run turned out to be much needed as Tabor loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the ninth and Wiebe brought home a run with a fielder's choice before Blake Standiford became the third strikeout victim of the inning to end the game.
Bryson Casmir (0-1) suffered the loss for Tabor.
Tabor's Abdiel Alicea hit a pair of home runs, a two-run shot in the second to give Tabor a 3-0 lead and a grand slam in the fifth to put the home-standing Bluejays up 8-6.
In addition to Longaker's multi-hit effort, Salmon had a pair of hits for the Bruins and Yang recorded a three-hit performance.
Bellevue is off until Friday, Feb. 23 when they travel to Joplin, Mo. for a noon twin-bill against #24 Central Methodist University. The Bruins will also play a double-header on Saturday, Feb. 24 against Briar Cliff University at noon in Joplin, Mo.