NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont (8-27, 3-5 A-Sun) fell to Western Kentucky in a non-conference game Wednesday evening at Rose Park. The Bruins lost 0-3, after surrendering a solo home run in the top of the sixth inning that gave Western Kentucky a 0-1 advantage. Belmont gave up two more runs in the top of the seventh to reach the final 0-3 margin.
The Bruins used every available player on the roster, giving everyone a chance to play in the field throughout the game. Mia Vierra got the start in the circle for Belmont before junior Becca Gift came on in the top of the fourth inning. Gift surrendered the home run and therefore took the loss for the Bruins. The game also saw freshman Katie Clancy pitch for the Bruins. Clancy gave up two runs in the top of the seventh as Western Kentucky pulled away. Belmont managed only one hit on the day, while WKU had seven, and both teams had one error. The Bruins stranded five base runners, leaving two runners stranded twice during the game.
Belmont will be back in action on Saturday when it hosts rival Lipscomb for a critical conference doubleheader at 12 p.m. Both teams enter the weekend at 3-5 in conference play and needing wins to stay in the hunt in a crowded field. The series will also be part of Belmont's first annual Pink Game for breast cancer awareness. Several activities are planned in conjunction with the games, which are being billed as the Battle of the Boulevard Pink Edition. The games will be the last between the two teams as conference opponents with Belmont leaving for the Ohio Valley Conference next season.
For more information on the Pink Game, other Belmont schedule information, full recaps, links to live stats and video, as well as season statistics and box scores, visit www.belmontbruins.com.