OVC Play

OVC Play

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Belmont University Baseball will open Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend as it hosts Morehead State for a three-day series. First pitch at E.S. Rose Park is slated for 4:00 p.m. C.T. on Friday, March 8. 

LAST TIME OUT
Belmont travelled to Middle Tennessee State University on Wednesday for its first road game of the season. The Bruins jumped out to a 5-0 lead, but the Blue Raiders clawed back into the game. Belmont ultimately pulled out the 5-4 victory. 

SERIES NOTES
Belmont leads the all-time series 34-14 with all meetings coming under Belmont head coach Dave Jarvis. The teams first met in 1998 and have met every year since the two teams have been in the Ohio Valley Conference. Last season, the teams met at Morehead where the Eagles swept the Bruins.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
For the second week in a row, Belmont has notched an Ohio Valley Conference weekly honor. Sophomore Jackson Campbell (Russellville, Ky.) earned Co-Player of the Week honors after an impressive week both offensively and defensively. He smashed a pair of home runs against Southern Illinois and scored five runs, plated six and threw out three base runners on the week. He had an impressive slugging percentage of .867 along with 39 putouts and six assists. 

QUEENER IMPRESSES
Senior pitcher Casey Queener (Brentwood, Tenn.) has been a powerful force on the mound. He leads the OVC with 31 strikeouts, 14 of those looking. Opponents are hitting just .152 off of him. His ERA of 2.41 is also top-10 in the OVC.

FOLLOW ALONG
Live stats will be available for every game in the series. Sunday's game will be streamed on ESPN+.

GAME NOTES