Penguins Maintain Hot Bats to Beat Bowling Green 13-4, Sweep Doubleheader

Blaze Glenn (Photo by Chris Kilroy)
Blaze Glenn (Photo by Chris Kilroy)

The Youngstown State baseball team scored the first 13 runs of the game and beat Bowling Green 13-4 to complete a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday evening at Eastwood Field. The Penguins also beat Niagara 11-5 earlier in the day in the rare split, day-night doubleheader.

Blaze Glenn hit two home runs and went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and four RBIs in the contest. The sophomore outfielder also homered against the Purple Eagles in game one of the doubleheader for a total of three blasts on the day. Web Charles and Nick Massey added two hits apiece, and 10 different Penguins recorded hits against Bowling Green.

Alex Bellardini earned his first win in a starting role as a Penguin, and he got his second victory this season against the Falcons. The senior right-hander blanked the Falcons over the first six innings, allowing just four hits and one walk while striking out three. He left with the Penguins ahead 11-0.

Charles gave the Penguins a 1-0 lead in the second when he singled in Glenn, and Glenn led off the fourth inning with the first of his two homers in the game. Youngstown State scored four runs in that fourth, and Glenn also homered to start the fifth to make the score 6-0.

The Penguins then sent 10 men to the plate in the sixth as they scored five runs on four hits to blow the game open and take an 11-0 advantage. Four different players had RBIs in the frame. Glenn's two-run single in the bottom of the seventh put the Penguins up 13-0.

Bowling Green did all of its scoring with two outs in the top of the eighth inning.

Youngstown State will host a three-game series against Wright State this weekend. Game one against the Raiders will be Friday at 6 p.m. at Eastwood Field.

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