Baseball: Team gets past Bellarmine

The Butler baseball team toppled Bellarmine yesterday, winning 12-5.

The Bulldogs (13-12, 3-3) scored three runs in the first inning and seven runs in the second inning against the Knights (12-8).

Photo by Taylor Cox

Butler scored 20 runs over the weekend, taking one of three games against Horizon League foe Wright State.

The Bulldogs won the first game of a doubleheader against the Raiders (12-10, 3-3) on Saturday by a score of 9-5.

The win stretched Butler’s win streak to three games.

Junior first baseman Jimmy Risi had a home run and four RBI in the game.

Senior pitcher Dom Silvestri (2-0) pitched 5.1 innings, giving up four earned runs on nine hits and two walks. Silvestri struck out two batters before relievers came in and held Wright State to one run.

In the second game of the doubleheader, senior right fielder Mike Hoscheit went 2-for-3 with an RBI as the team fell to the Raiders 19-10.

Sophomore first baseman Ryan Wojciechowski drove in two for the Bulldogs.

On Sunday, Wright State won the rubber match 14-1.

After Wright State’s coach got ejected after the sixth inning, the Raiders put the Bulldogs away by scoring eight runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Butler will head to Youngstown State this weekend for a three-game series.

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