Bruins record a pair of 10-run victories

Bruins record a pair of 10-run victories

Game 1 Box Score
Game 2 Box Score

POINT LOOKOUT, Mo. -- Bellevue picked up a pair of non-conference victories by 10-run margins on Friday at Bob Smith Field as the Bruins have now won 19 of their 20 games.

Bellevue blanked Columbia College 10-0 in the opener before going on to defeat College of the Ozarks 12-2 in the nightcap.


(RV) Bellevue: 26-14
Columbia: 20-15
College of the Ozarks: 19-22

Game One: Bellevue 10, Columbia 0

Stephen Knapp (7-2) allowed just one hit through the first six innings and escaped a one-out, bases-loaded jam in the seventh to notch his third-straight shutout victory.

In tossing his fourth shutout of the season, Knapp struck out three batters to push his scoreless innings streak to 26.2 frames and lowered his ERA to 0.23 over his last five outings.

Offensively, Cody Banks led the way his first four-hit game as a Bruin that included a pair of doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.

Riley Baasch put Bellevue on the board with an RBI-double to right in the second. Wataru Kazama drove in another with a ground out and Hunter Jury chased in a third with a sac fly.

JT Patterson (14) and Tommy Hansen (2) added solo home runs in the third and fourth innings, respectively.

Bellevue capped the scoring with a five-run fifth inning that saw Kory Longaker and Banks record RBI-singles, Hansen drive in a run when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, and Jury single home a pair of runs.

Bradley Prebay notched two of the three Columbia hits with Dalton Bealmer accounting for the other.

Chris Wall (4-4) was saddled with the loss for the Cougars after allowing eight runs on eight hits in just four innings of work.

Game Two: Bellevue 12, Ozarks 2

Riley Baasch was 4-for-5 with three extra-base hits and finished a triple short of the cycle to pace the Bruins' potent offense in game two.

Kory Longaker (3-5) and Stuart Eurich (3-4), who finished a homer short of the cycle, each recorded three-hit games as the Bruins pounded out 15 base knocks in the game.

Bellevue scored six times in the second inning to seize control early on. Eurich got BU on the board when he doubled in Riley Baasch before two-run singles from Travis Tanaka and Travis Hansen made it 5-0 to the visitors. Patterson capped the inning when he scored during a rundown that saw Hansen caught stealing.

Baasch (7) led off the third with a home run to left before Eurich tripled in Hunter Jury and came home on Tanaka's sac fly as BU struck for three more runs to go up 9-0.

Ozarks got on the board in the bottom of the fifth as the Bobcats scratched out a pair of runs on an RBI-single from Jay Kaufman and a Ryan Daggs fielder's choice.

The Bruins added a run in the sixth on Austin Alexander's fielder's choice and finished scoring when two runs came around on a throwing error in the seventh.

Anthony Alvarado (3-2) went the distance on the hill for BU, limiting CofO to just two runs on six hits and striking out five against a pair of walks.

Kyle Giefer (4-5) surrendered six runs on four hits and four walks in just 1.1 innings as he took the loss for the Bobcats.

Up Next:

Bellevue is scheduled to face both Columbia and College of the Ozarks again tomorrow. The Bruins face the Cougars at 9 a.m. before closing the day with an 11 a.m. tilt against the Bobcats.