The Bellevue University baseball team defeated Bacone College, 2-1, Wednesday night in the NAIA Opening Round in Shawnee, OK. Bellevue (39-16-2) advances to the championship game tomorrow at noon against No. 1 Oklahoma Baptist University. The Bruins lost to OBU, 4-0 earlier in the tournament.
Kyle Kinman and Galli Cribbs both had two hits to lead the Bruin offense that finished with 10 hits. BU took a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth, scoring on a solo home run by Kinman and a Nate Mullins sacrifice fly that scored Charlie Krueger who tripled.
Brennan Henry improved to 9-3 after allowing just one run on five hits with five walks and a strikeout in 6.2 innings. Steve Sarcone pitched the final 2.1 innings to earn his fourth save of the season. He struck out three batters and gave up just one hit.