Aided by a 10-run first inning, Bellevue finished with 16 hits and four walks against two Marshall County pitchers while belting three homeruns.
Starting pitcher Jack Trew paced Bellevue at the plate by going 3-for-3 with a stolen base and two runs scored. Jack Elliot (2 RBI), Nick Nelson (2 RBI), Jonathan Conricade (1 RBI), Xavier Shepherd, and Ben Simpson (2 RBI) tallied two hits apiece for Bellevue as well with Elliot, Nelson, and Conricade each clubbing a homerun.
Similar to their previous game against South Florida, Marshall County fell into a huge hole early on, as Bellevue crossed home plate 10 times in the top of the first inning with the help of a solo homer by Conricade and a pair of two-run bombs from Elliot and Nelson to forge a 10-0 lead.
"The first inning surprised me. I had seen them at the State tournament and I knew they had a few good hitters, but it did surprise me how well they hit the ball early on," said Marshall County coach Joey Crowell. "Regardless, I'm proud with how the kids continued to fight after we fell behind. Even though we lost both games here, we still had a good season."
Bellevue then tallied three runs in the top of the second to open up a 13-1 advantage before tacking on two more runs in the third inning to make it 15-1.
Marshall County notched three runs in the bottom of the third with the help of a three walks, an error, a Blake Diestelow RBI sacrifice bunt, a wild pitch, and three stolen bases by Ford to narrow the gap to 15-4, but Bellevue held MC scoreless in the fourth inning to keep the mercy rule in effect.