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Baseball wins two over Belmont

APSU baseball outlasted a Bruin battle to take the series 2-1 over Belmont.

The Govs won the first meeting 10-6 before taking the second game 5-2 on Saturday, April 7.

Belmont (12-18, 8-7 Ohio Valley Conference) won the final match of the series 4-0.

APSU 10, Belmont 6 (Friday, April 6)

Brett Newberg blasted three one-run home runs in the Govs offensive showcase  on Friday before being walked in the top of the seventh.

The Govs also featured the long ball with Alex Sala and Nick Walker working  helping to team reach a total of five home runs in the game.

APSU brought in a total of ten runs off of 12 hits while Michael Costanzo notched his fifth win of the season.

On the mound, Costanzo dished out five strikeouts while allowing six runs off of nine hits.

Newberg, across a 1.2 inning outing, stuck out one batter of the four he faced.

APSU 5, Belmont 2 (Saturday, April 7)

A three-run top of the third saw the Govs take the second game of the series in a tight 5-2 contest.

Garrett Giovannelli slapped out a double down the third baseline, scoring Imani Willis, and putting the Govs ahead.

Moments later, Garrett Kueber brought Giovannelli into score with his own single before a triple from Walker scored Kueber.

The Bruins responded with a single from Austin Reynolds that scored Matt Cogen in the bottom of the fourth.

APSU put the final touches on the scoring with another double from Giovannelli to the opposite side of the field scored Willis.

Walker layed down a single moments later that aided in scoring Giovannelli.

Giovannelli and Walker recorded two RBIs each in the win.

On the other side of the ball, Jacques Pucheu went seven full innings in his fourth win off the season. Pucheu delt out six strike outs before a two-inning performance from Newberg earned the latter his third save of the season.

Belmont 4, APSU 0 (Sunday, April 8)

The Govs offense slowed down in their final game of the season as they knocked down only three hits in the 4-0 defeat.

Giovannelli continued hot at the plate recording two hits while Malcolm Tipler earned the third.

On the mound, Brandon Vial struggled to contain the Bruins offense, allowing five hits  and four runs in 6.2 innings before Harley Gollert sat down three of the final four batters.

The Govs (18-14, 9-6 OVC) move to fifth in the conference before they will return to action at Mu**ay State on Wednesday, April 11 for a conference clash.

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