Blue win last regular season game / Beloit to host K-18 league tournament on Saturday

BELOIT – The Beloit Blue K-18 team are now 5-3 after their regular season win over Smith Center, 12-4 on Monday.

Beloit will now host the K-18 Twin Lakes League tournament which started on Thursday. The Blues are seed number three and will face the number two seed Waconda team with a 3:30 p.m. pitch on Saturday, July 7 at the Beloit Sports complex baseball field. The number four seed Lucas team  won over the number five Lincoln team on Thursday. Smith Center is seed number one and will now play Lucas on Saturday at 2 p.m.

Beloit defeated Smith Center on Monday after they opened the top of the first inning scoring in two runs. The Blues' Benson Berndt and Brysn Corbett both hit singles making their way to home plate. Three strike outs sent Beloit back to the field as the game was tied at 2-2.

Smith Center was allowed one run in the top of the second inning before two Beloit strike outs and a throw to first base sent them to the batters box.

The Blues bats were retired quickly in the bottom of the inning and Smith Center led, 3-2. 

Beloit returned the favor in the top of the third inning sending Smith Center to the dugout with no runs. The Blues scored in three runs as Brennan Walker, Ethan Haller and Mason Fuller all provided base hits. Jarrett Eitzman was left on third base with the RBI hit and Beloit led at 5-3. 

Smith Center scored no runs in the top of the fourth inning and Beloit added three in the bottom for the 8-3 lead. 

Berndt, Corbett and Walker held the scoring runs and Fuller was left on base on a double. 

Smith Center scored in their last run in the final top of the fifth inning. Beloit scored in four runs in the bottom to win the game at 12-4. Owen Eilert was called out at home plate before Abe Arasmith scored on a one base hit. Berndt, Landon Kadel and Corbett all scored on one base hits for the win. 

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