Bruins Offense Comes Alive in 13-3 Win Over Lipscomb

Matt Beaty
Matt Beaty

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont's bats were hot Tuesday night at Rose Park as the Bruins shut down Lipscomb, 13-3.

The Bruins jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning behind a two-run triple from Matt Beaty, an RBI single from Jamie Ritchie and William Dodd's two-run shot over the right field fence.

Beaty's three-run homer in the second extended Belmont's lead to 8-0.

A triple from Mike Korte and a Josh Lee sacrifice fly in the third put Lipscomb on the board. The Bruins answered in the bottom half with an RBI double from Alec Diamond, putting BU ahead, 9-2.

The Bisons produced a run in the fifth, and Scott Moses scored the tenth run for the Bruins in the bottom half after Beaty was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Behind a balk, Drew Ferguson's sacrifice fly and a double from Diamond, Belmont added three more runs in the sixth for a 13-3 lead.

Beaty led the team with a career-best six RBI.

The Belmont pitching staff scattered seven hits and walked four.

The Bruins will travel to Eastern Illinois this weekend for a three-game series.