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FORT WAYNE— A day removed from a stunning 1-0 upset from East Noble, the Braves vented their frustrations on the lowly North Side Redskins in a 14-5 rout on Wednesday night during a non-conference battle.
The loss to East Noble put a damper on the Braves' NHC hopes, but Bellmont is not faltering as their main goal has always been a sectional title and beyond. The win against North Side was just another stepping stone for the heavy hitters in the Braves' lineup who are now hungry for playoff baseball.
After scoring a run in the first, the Braves bolted out to a 10-run scoring fiesta in the second inning to jump out to an 11-0 lead. The Redskins would get a pair of runs in both the second and third innings but would get no more until a single run in the bottom of the seventh. Bellmont would get two of their own in the fifth inning and one more in the sixth to round out their scoring in the 14-hit day.
Brian Hakes led the charge at the plate for Bellmont going four-for-five with a run scored an a team-high four RBIs including a pair of doubles. Ben Baker went two-for-five with a triple and an RBI, Max Collier had a break-out game with two hits including a double and an RBI, and Brooks Faurote contributed with a double of his own and two RBIs.
Freshman Josh Brune made his varsity debut with a hit in the ball game, two runs scored, and a pair of RBIs. Landon Baker was the only other Braves player to have two hits in the game with two runs scored and an RBI.