Belmont beat Mercer with a buzzer-beater Thursday and won the chance to advance in the Atlantic-Sun Tournament.
Belmont had a great win on Valentine’s Day against ETSU.
ETSU beat Belmont during their first meeting this year by 30 points, which is also the largest margin of lose for for the Bruins this season. Belmont evened the score, however, with a exciting win that took four ties and 12 lead changes along the way.
For a full game recap, including Belmont’s chances at the top seat and a bye in the A-Sun tourney, check out this video.
Belmont baseball began its 2009 season at 2 p.m. today in the first game of a double-header against Illinois State. Illinois State, which is traditionally known for solid hitting, with a weaker pitching rotation, should match up pretty evenly against the Bruins, who have similar traits. Although Belmont is being projected as the seventh best team in the Atlantic-Sun, it is important to remember they received the same projections last year and went to survive until the last day of A-Sun tournament play.
To learn more about this year’s Belmont baseball team, you can check out my season preview below.
Henry Harris racks up a season-high 15 points during the win over East Tennessee State University
An exciting Valentine’s Day come-back over ETSU, coupled with a Jacksonville loss earlier this week, has rocketed Belmont to the top of the Atlantic-Sun Conference.
After struggling in December, the men’s squad is kicking it into overdrive at just the right time of the season. Only a handful of games remain, including a regular season finale at the Curb Event Center against the previous top-team in the conference, Jacksonville.
Belmont is poised to take their fourth A-Sun Championship in as many years, as well as the NCAA Tournament birth that comes with it. Winning the conference out-right will give them the number one seed in Atlantic-Sun Tournament play, which could go a long way towards achieving that goal.
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