WKU Baseball ends three-game skid with blowout victory

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WKU infielder Jack Wilson (9) runs home to score at the baseball game at Nick Denes Field on Feb. 27, 2021. WKU lost 11-3.

Camden Bush, Baseball reporter

WKU Baseball(18-33, 8-20 C-USA) defeated the Bellarmine Knights(11-40,8-19 ASUN) 10-2 Tuesday afternoon in Louisville Kentucky. The Hilltoppers bounce back with a huge win after losing their last three games.

Freshman Luke Sinnard got the start for WKU on the mound and had a great outing. Sinnard went six innings and allowed only one run on four hits while striking out five. Senior Matt Craven got the start for the Knights and had a very rough day. Craven did not make it out of the first inning, going 0.2 innings and allowing two runs on no hits but three walks.

The Hilltoppers offense had a solid day at the plate in which the team had nine hits and 11 walks. WKU sophomore Aidan Gilroy lived on base  for the Hiltoppers. He reached base five times with four walks. Sophomore Davis Crane led the way for a Bellarmine offense that could not get much going. Crane recorded two hits on the day and came around to score once.

WKU got off to a quick start Tuesday as Craven walked in two batters in the top of the first. The Hilltoppers then tacked on two more in the top of the second on a two-run homer by senior Justin Carlin to make it 4-0. 

The Knights finally scored in the bottom of the fourth on an RBI double to make it 4-1. The Hilltoppers then responded with three more of their own in the top of the fifth to make it 7-1. WKU tacked on single runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth inning. Bellarmine tacked on one more run in the bottom of the ninth. The Hilltoppers won the game 10-2.

Up next, the Hilltoppers will host Old Dominion in their last series of the year. The three-game series will begin Thursday at 5 p.m. CT and will conclude Saturday.

Baseball Reporter Camden Bush can be reached at [email protected]