Curtain Call: Belmont Baseball

Posted at 10:42 PM, May 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-19 23:42:55-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There’s no better drama than sports. And no one produces more drama on the baseball field than the Belmont Bruins.

While getting off to its best start since 2010, Belmont won five games in walk-off fashion this year. Hits that led to a few dogpiles and this Curtain Call.

The Bruins finished their abbreviated season 14-and-3 and were receiving Top 25 votes in the national polls. Pitchers Joshua Smith and Kyle Brennan paced a pitching staff that led the OVC with a 3.38 ERA and Logan Jarvis, the son of longtime head coach Dave Jarvis, ranked near the top of the league in doubles, slugging and RBI.

And it would be hard to finish much better. Belmont won its final eight games, including an 8-7 victory over Toledo on Tommy Crider’s walk-off single in what proved to be the final game of the season on March 10th.

It wasn't the ultimate celebration they hoped for, but the season ended with a victory and another play for a highlight reel and a memory bank that will last a lifetime.