RICHMOND, Ky. – Behind six runs in the first two innings and six runs in the eighth, Belmont Baseball (15-6, 3-1) defeated Eastern Kentucky,14-1 Friday afternoon in OVC action.
Back-to-back singles from Drew Ferguson (Knoxville, Tenn.) and Jared Breen (Marietta, Ga.) began the game for the Bruins. Breen's single extended his hit streak to five games, which is tied for the longest active streak on the team.
Josh Davis (Fayetteville, Ga.) was issued a four-pitch walk to load the bases. Judah Akers (Cookeville, Tenn.) reached on a fielder's choice to score Ferguson and put the Bruins on the board first, 1-0.
The Bruins loaded the bases twice in the first inning after Matt Beaty (Dresden, Tenn.) was issued a walk. Drew Turner (Shelbyville, Tenn.) reached on a fielder's choice to score Davis and an RBI single from Scott Moses (Englewood, Tenn.) scored Akers to give BU a 3-0 lead.
A three-run double to the left center gap by Akers cleared the bases and extended BU's lead to 6-0 in the top of the second.
Belmont sent eight to the plate in the first two innings and scored three runs in each.
Eastern Kentucky right fielder Shaun Ball scored a run for the Colonels in bottom of the fourth behind a fly out to center from Bryan Soloman.
Jessie Snodgrass (Lebanon, Tenn.) came on to relieve Brookshire in the bottom of the seventh for his 15th appearance of the season. The left hander closed out the inning with a pair of strikeouts.
EKU's Cobb falls to 2-4 on the season as he went 5.1 innings on the mound, giving up eight hits and eight runs. He walked seven and struck out three.