PERU – The visiting Bellevue Bruins scored early and often in route to a 17-6 win over Peru State Wednesday afternoon.
Bellevue scored their 17 runs on 13 hits and did not commit any errors. Peru State scored their six runs on eight hits and committed two miscues.
Adam Cendejas was the only Bobcat with more than one hit as he finished with two. Darren Hasch and Sterling Rupp each were credited with two RBI while Jesus Tavarez and Cendejas each finished with one.
Carlos Gonzalez (Gurabo, P.R.) started the game on the mound for Peru State and was tagged for the loss. Gonzalez threw 1.1 innings and allowed 2 hits, 6 runs – 1 earned, and struck out 3.
With the non-conference win, Bellevue improved to 14-13 on the year. The Bobcats fell to 10-13.
It could be a little cool, but the Bobcats will be back in action on Saturday and Sunday when they host Mount Mercy (Iowa) in Heart of America Athletic Conference (Heart) action at the Centennial Complex Field. There is a double header scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday with one nine-inning contest to begin at the same time on Sunday. The Mustangs are presently 14-12 on the year and are 9-7 in the Heart having won their last five contests in a row.