A big fourth inning propelled the Bellevue Bruins to a 13-7 win over the visiting Peru State Bobcat baseball team Tuesday afternoon. This was a non-conference match-up between the two former rivals.
With the win, Bellevue improved to 30-19 on the year while Peru State fell to 26-16.
As Bellevue utilizes a different stat system than most, the following is summary of the game action provided from their website.
The Bruins got on the board first as they scored one in the bottom of the second.
Peru State answered with a run in the third inning on Darren Hasch's (Destin, Fla.) base hit to score
Bryan Ventura Castro (Carolina, Puerto Rico).
Bellevue scored five in the bottom of the fourth which included a grand slam to put the lead at 6-1.
The Bobcats clawed across a run in the fifth to make it 6-2 courtesy of Ventura Castro's RBI-hit.
The Bruins would add one in the bottom of the fifth to lead 7-2 at that point. They added two more runs in the sixth to increase the lead to 9-2.
Gianfranco Garlobo (Carolina, Puerto Rico) and Eric Ocasio (San Juan, Puerto Rico) each singled home a run for PSC in the seventh as the first four batters of the frame reached base. Jaime Del Hoyo (Pembroke Pines, Fla.) added a hit later on in the inning to cut the deficit to 9-5.
Bellevue added four runs in the bottom of the seventh to increase their lead to 13-5. A pair of RBI-doubles from Castro and Hasch in the eighth brought the score to 13-7.
The Bruins scored their 13 runs on 18 hits and committed two errors. Peru State scored their seven runs on 14 hits and had three miscues.
Ventura Castro went four for four to lead Peru State and drove in two RBI. Joshua Banuelos (Moreno
Valley, Calif.), Garlobo, and Hasch each added two hits. Hasch also drove in two RBI.
Cragin Missak (Bellevue) started the game for Peru State and threw four innings while suffering the loss. Missak allowed ten hits, six earned runs, and struck out two. Tyler Wheelock (Omaha) threw the next two innings. Wheelock allowed five hits and three earned runs. Felix Rodriguez (Carolina, Puerto Rico) threw the next 0.2 innings. Rodriguez allowed two hits and four runs – two earned. Ricky Broxson (Panama City, Fla.) tossed the final 1.1 innings. Broxson gave up just one hit.
The Bobcats were to have played Tabor (Kan.) on Wednesday, but Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the games due to rain in the area.
Peru State will finish its season with a four-game Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) series in
Oskaloosa, Iowa, against William Penn. The Statesmen are presently 13-28 overall and are 6-20 in the Heart North. The games are scheduled for 1 p.m. starts on Friday and Saturday.
The Bobcats will then head to Ozark, Mo., to participate in the Heart Championship which begins on May 2. The ‘Cats will play on May 3 with an opponent yet to be determined as many teams are bunched together in the Heart standings.