NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont Baseball dropped the final game of a conference series against Tennessee Tech 10-0 on Sunday afternoon.
Tennessee Tech wasted little time getting on the board. Junior Casey Queener (Brentwood, Tenn.) seemed to set the tone early on the mound, striking out the first batter he faced, but the Golden Eagles buckled down and recorded a base hit and home run to take a 2-0 lead after the first half inning.
The Bruins responded by recording consecutive base hits with just one out, but a fielders' choice and a double play ended the Belmont scoring hopes, stranding runners on the corners.
Tennessee Tech showed no signs of slowing down, stringing together several base hits through the next two innings to take a 6-0 lead after three innings.
After a scoreless fourth and fifth, the Golden Eagles cemented the win in the top of the sixth after scoring four unearned runs with the help of a couple Belmont errors, taking a 10-0 lead.
Despite being shutout, the Bruins were able to generate some offense on Sunday. The Bruins were just outhit 14-10, but struggled to record timely hits and extra base hits. The Bruins recorded at least one hit and had a base runner in every inning but two.
Senior Kyle Conger (Brentwood, Tenn.) and junior Chas Hadden (Morristown, Tenn.) led the Belmont offensive efforts on the day, both going two-for-four while freshman Jordan Henshaw (New Market, Ala.) recorded the only hit for extra bases with a double in the bottom of the seventh.
Queener earned his 12thstart of the season, throwing five complete innings. He struck out five and walked only one.
The Bruins' bullpen had a nice showing. Four relief pitchers were used on the afternoon, each throwing one complete inning. They allowed a combined six hits, no earned runs, and struck out three.
Belmont will be back in action Tuesday, May 8thas they travel to Memphis to take on the Tigers. First pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. Ct.