NASHVILLE, Tenn. - After a doubleheader split on Saturday, the Butler baseball team dropped an 8-2 contest at Belmont Sunday in the series finale. Sophomore infielder Marco Caponi led Butler with a 3-for-4 effort.
Belmont used a pair of two-run home runs to break the game open and pull past the Bulldogs. Drew Turner homered in the bottom of the 2nd inning and Zac Mitchell hit a two-run shot in the 6th to key the Bruins. With Belmont leading 2-0, a pair of doubles in the bottom of the 3rd keyed a three-run inning that made the lead 5-0.
Caponi singled and scored on an RBI groundout by junior Lucas Calderon in the top of the 3rd. Belmont led 8-1 in the late innings when BU scored its second run. Junior Pat Gelwicks, Butler's leading hitter after 10 games, singled and later scored on a wild pitch in the top of the 8th.
BU will play at home Tuesday, March 6 vs. Dayton. First pitch at Bulldog Park is at 3 p.m. ET. The game can be heard HERE.