BREVARD, NC - The Belmont Abbey Crusaders scored ten runs in the first inning and cruised to a 35-3 win over Brevard College (13-31) on Tuesday.
In the contest the Crusaders wrapped 30 hits, including five homers and twelve doubles. The twelve doubles put the Crusaders in a tie for third all-time in the NCAA DII record book.
Offensively, the Crusaders (30-8-1) scored in every frame but the second, posting five runs or more in four times at bat. Seven players logged multi-hit games for the Abbey.
Individually, Colin Rosenbaum collected seven hits on the day, including four doubles. Rosenbaum drove in six runs in the game, including a three run homer in the seventh inning.
Nick Beinlich slugged a pair of home runs on the day, taking his total to ten on the year. The two home run game was his fourth of the season, as he also accounted for six runs and six RBI.
Matt Davenport earned the win for the Abbey, moving his record to 4-1. Davenport tossed five innings, scattering four hits, while allowing one run.
The Crusaders will close out the home portion of their Conference schedule this Friday against Erskine. First pitch is slated for 6pm, with the BASN bringing you coverage at 5:45pm. Go to: www.basn.wgnc.net for the internet radio broadcast.
- The ten runs in the first was a season high for the Abbey.
- Robert Lathrop mashed his first homer of 2016 in the ninth inning to close out the Abbey scoring. That first hit was one of two players to record their first safety of 2016, as Leighton Gibson doubled in his initial plate appearance.
- The Crusaders raised their team average by ten points, going from .309 to .319 on the season. The .319 average puts the club in fourth place in Conference Carolinas, behind King (.320), Barton (.321), and Erskine (.357).
- Nick Nunziato hit his 15th homer on the year, putting him firmly in second place, two behind league leader Nathaniel Maggio of North Greenville with 17.
- With the win, the Crusaders are now 8-3-1 against South Atlantic Conference teams, averaging 10 runs per game in the 12 contests.
- Grayson Miller pitched a scoreless eighth for the Abbey. Miller allowed one hit in the frame, which was his first varsity outing since his junior year of high school.
- Drew Sipp entered the game in the sixth and made the most of his limited day. In three at bats, he singled twice, driving in three runs.
- Eleven players scored at least twice in the contest, with all but one starter plating multiple times.
- Josh Genthe recorded one hit on the day. However, he was responsible for reaching six times, walking four times while being hit by a pitch in the seventh.