The Bearcats pounded out 28 hits in a 23-3 win at Paris to start last week and added wins over Charleston the following day and over Subiaco on Friday to run their winning streak to eight games.
Bearcats 23 Paris 3
Hayden Fennell walked, on of six straight plate appearances in which he reached base, to open the game but was caught stealing during a strike out by Brandon Ulmer.
The Bearcats still scored four times on five straight hits before the inning ended. Brady Brasher started it and Michael Hesson drove in two with a single and Blakely Cobb drove in two more with a double.
Both made it a four RBI day in a six run second. Hesson doubled home two and after Carson Ray drove him in with a single just out of Nate Davidson’s reach. Cobb blasted a two run home run to make it 10-0.
Paris got its only hit of the game in the bottom of the inning when Aaron Sheffield followed a walk to Davidson with a home run to left.
It was 18-2 a half inning later after the Eagles used three pitchers, the third being Kris Graham before finally retiring the side. After two were down there were four straight hist a walk, an error and another single before the inning finally ended.
Ray had a two run single but for the most part head coach Darby Ulmer was allowing runners to advance only one base on any hit.
Coming off the bench, Chance Wiggins started the Bearcat fourth with his first of two hits. Chandler Fritsche also singled in the inning that featured a lone Bearcat run, on a single by Wyatt Rongey.
Gabe Fennell took over for Ulmer after three innings and gave up a run on a two out error, then got out of a bases loaded jam created by two walk and a hit batter before the error, by getting Jake Schneider to ground out to Ulmer at third.
The Bearcat fifth included a Noah Weaver single and a second hit by Fritsche that scored a run. Gabe Fennell, Rongey and Ulmer also accounted for RBIs in the four run inning.
Gabe Fennell struck out the side in the fifth to end the 2:20 minute game.
Bearcats 10 Charleston 3
As was the case the previous day the Bearcats turned a two out nobody aboard first inning into a four run frame. Also as was the case on Monday, there was a big RBI day. This time it was Carson Ray diving in five with two doubles and a single.
Pitcher Brady Brasher, who beat the Tigers for the fourth time in his career, started it with a single. Trent Wooldridge drew a walk and Ray doubled to chase Michael Green, the Tiger starter. Blakeley Cobb greeted Michel Rankin with a single to plate two more for a 4-0 lead.
Brasher helped himself again in the second with an RBI triple to make it 5-1 but the Tigers got that run back, just the second run Brasher had allowed Charleston in four career games at that point, with a sacrifice fly by Rankin.
There was also a play in that inning where Hayden Fennell was out stealing and had to leave the game after a collision at second base.
It stayed 5-1 until a two run double by Ray in the sixth that chased Rankin in favor of Drew Dooley. Ray scored on a ground ball by Wyatt Rongey to make it 8-1.
The Bearcats flirted with a run rule with two more in the seventh. A Michael Hesson ground ball got home one run and Ray singled to drive in his fifth of the day.
Brasher surrendered two runs, both unearned, in the seventh before finishing the 94 pitch effort in which he threw 72 strikes and struck out nine. Brasher’s career ERA against Charleston is 0.54.
Bearcats 15 Subiaco 5
After a seven run first inning it appeared the Bearcats would not be challenged but Subiaco promptly responded with a four run first of their own.
The Bearcats stretched the lead back to 10-4 in the second and went on to a six inning win.
Wyatt Rongey had a three hit day as the Bearcats pounded out 13 hits. Rongey had one of the three doubles, along with Blakely Cobb and Trent Wooldridge.
Rongey and Hayden Fennell both drove in three on the day.
Hesson (3-0) threw the first five innings for the Bearcats allowing five run on eight hits before giving way to Wooldridge, who worked a scoreless sixth on only eight pitches.