OMAHA, Neb. -- Back-to-back home runs from Kory Longaker and Riley Baasch turned a tie game into a five-run lead as the Bellevue University baseball team defeated Peru State College 13-7 on Tuesday afternoon in non-conference action at John Stella Field at Brown Park.
Bellevue ran their win streak to seven games as they improved to 30-19 overall, securing their eight consecutive 30-win season. Peru State has now lost back-to-back games to dip to 26-16.
Bellevue 13, Peru State 7
Bellevue cracked open a tie game with back-to-back home runs in the second to make it 6-1 en route to a 13-7 victory over Peru State on Tuesday.
Peru State answered with a run in the third inning on Darren Hasch's base hit to score Bryan Ventura Castro.
The Bobcats clawed across a run in the fifth to make it 6-2 courtesy of Ventura Castro's RBI-hit.
Another run-scoring hit from Tanaka in the fifth pushed BU's lead to 7-2.
An RBI-double from Gary Dixon and a run-scoring single by Eurich made it 9-2.
Gianfranco Garlobo and Ocasio each singled home a run for PSC in the seventh as the first four batters of the frame reached base. Jaime Del Hoyo added a hit later on in the inning to cut the deficit to 9-5. They threatened to score more but reliever Jordan Baughman left three runners aboard to escape further damage.
Tanaka added another RBI-single and Longaker chased in a run with a sac fly in the seventh before Dixon delivered a two-run double to make it 13-5.
A pair of RBI-doubles from Castro and Hasch in the eighth brought the score to 13-7.
Jarrod Molnaa (4-0) earned the win with five innings of five-hit ball. He struck out three and allowed a pair of runs.
Cragin Missak (1-2) was tagged with the loss after surrendering six runs on 10 BU hits over four innings.
Bellevue travels to Fremont, Neb. on Thuesday (Apr. 26) for a 4 p.m. non-conference tilt with Midland University at Moller Field.