The men’s baseball team hit two grand slams against Bellarmine on Sunday, April 7, to clinch the series finale. The Flyers beat the Knights in two of the three games, winning 10-6 in the first game, dropping Saturday’s second matchup 5-6 and then finishing the third 10-5.
Bellarmine jumped out to a quick start with a run in the first inning of Sunday’s game. The Knights then added to their lead with a solo home run, which came in the fourth inning with only one out. Lewis also had opportunities in the first five innings to score but were unable to convert with runners in scoring position.
The Flyers’ first run came from a walk which occurred with the bases loaded. This was just be the beginning for the Flyers. Two pitches later Connor Rutherford put Lewis on top with a grand slam. The Knights answered right back in the seventh, scoring on a sequence of fly outs, which cut the Flyer lead down to just two.
Lewis countered and scored five runs of their own in the eighth. This only took three Lewis hits, one being a grand slam by Anthony Cavalieri. This secured the Flyer victory as they went on to win the game 10-5.
The Flyers are back in action on Tuesday, April 16, as they take on Wisconsin Parkside. The team looks to carry the momentum from this big win into the final stretch of their season.