Belmont sweeps doubleheader from UT-Martin

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at 5:13pm
Staff reports

Third baseman Brandon McCall had two hits and drove in two runs twice as Belmont swept a doubleheader from Tennessee-Martin on Wednesday.

The Bruins won the opener 12-6 and took the second game 8-4. Both contests were seven innings.

McCall’s solo home run in the bottom of the fourth broke a 1-1 tie in Game Two, and he had an RBI single during a three-run sixth, which allowed the Bruins (28-25) to pull away for good.

Matt Zeblo also had two hits in the second game, and drove in three runs. His bases-loaded walk in the fifth forced home the run that put Belmont ahead to stay.

Freshman Frank Adelman pitched a complete game in the opener.

Adelman, a Montgomery Bell Academy graduate, allowed eight hits and six runs (four earned) in his fourth start of the season. He struck out three and walked two, and held UT-Martin (17-31) to one run over the final four innings.

He pitched a total of 13 innings in his previous three appearances.

McCall, center fielder Dylan Craig, and second baseman Daniel Wagner each had two hits and two RBIs for the Bruins in the first contest.

Craig’s two-run triple capped a nine-run third inning as Belmont overcame an early five-run deficit. McCall started the scoring when he drove in two runs with a bases-loaded single.