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WKU baseball mercy rules Bellarmine

Adin Parks
WKU infielder Blake Cavill (34) lands a hit to bring in the first run of the WKU game against University of Louisville on Tuesday, April 9, 2024.

WKU Baseball picked up a 14-2 midweek victory, May 7, at Nick Denes Field against the Bellarmine Knights.

The Hilltoppers defeated the Knights in what was ruled a mercy-rule after seven innings.

WKU now sits at 32-16 on the season as opposed to Bellarmine’s 7-41 record.

The win gives WKU a season sweep of the Knights, defeating them twice. 

The Hilltoppers jumped out to an early lead with an RBI single and an RBI double in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead.

Bellarmine attempted to fight back with a solo homer in the third, but the Hilltoppers responded with four runs in the bottom of the inning. WKU scored on an RBI single and a three-run homer in the inning.

WKU blew the game open in the fourth with four more runs on two RBI singles, an RBI double and a sac fly, making it 10-1.

The Hilltoppers added a run in the fifth on an RBI double and three in the sixth on an RBI groundout and a two RBI single.

Bellarmine scored once in the seventh but failed to extend the game as WKU won 14-2 via the mercy rule.

WKU saw four players deliver multiple hit games in the contest as the team recorded 13 hits  as a whole.

Junior Eli Burwash led the charge with four hits and three runs in the contest.

The Hilltoppers threw seven pitchers in the contest, each of which went one inning.

WKU will head to Ruston, Louisiana to take on Louisiana Tech in a three-game series May 10-12.

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