The baseball team continued its losing streak this weekend as it was swept in a three-game series at Bellarmine University. This series extended the team’s losing streak to eight games.
The first game of the weekend was a hard-fought 4-1 loss. The Truman State University Bulldogs scored on a solo home run in the seventh inning to cut their deficit to one run. Bellarmine came right back in the bottom of the eighth inning and scored two runs in turn. This proved to be all Bellarmine pitcher Eddie Mathis would need as he pitched a complete game, allowing only one run.
The next two games were not so hard fought. Truman lost by a combined score of 27-2, getting mercy-ruled in seven innings in both games. The fourth innings of these two games were not kind to the Bulldogs — they allowed eight runs in the fourth inning of Game 2 and five runs in the fourth inning of Game 3. Bellarmine did not look back after these innings and won both games by double digits.
“I can give you all the excuses in the world, but without a doubt this has been a tough year for us,” head coach Dan Davis said. “Numbers don’t tell the whole story, though. We’ve had a lot of young guys gain some valuable experience.”
Davis expressed optimism for the team’s future full of exciting young players and a large recruiting class. He emphasized the importance of continuing to play hard and staying proud of the program.
Only nine games remain for the Bulldogs this season until the GLVC tournament, from which they hope to not be eliminated. They sit in last place in the GLVC. The team’s last home games of the year are this weekend against University of Indianapolis with its senior day at noon Sunday.