FREMONT, Neb. -- Alec Lee went 3-for-4 but the rest of the Bruin lineup combined for a 3-for-29 day at the dish as the Bellevue University baseball team suffered its first defeat of the season, falling 3-0 to Midland University, on Tuesday evening at Moller Field.
Recap: Midland 3, BU 0
Three Midland pitchers combined to strike out 10 batters and limit Bellevue to just six hits as the Warriors handed BU its first loss of the year.
Bellevue had consecutive two-out hits in both the first and third innings but both times Midland starter Tyler Seebaum (1-1) worked out of trouble.
The Warriors put the first run on the board in the home half of the fourth. Logan Brede doubled off BU starter Corey Jackson to open the frame and the right-hander looked poise to escape trouble after a pair of ground outs but Peyton Garbers singled home Brede with two outs for the game's first run.
Jackson (1-1), making his second-consecutive start against the Warriors, threw well for the Bruins. He delivered 6.2 quality innings, limiting the Midland offense to just one earned (three total) run on four hits and a walk while striking out six.
A two-out double by Cody Banks in the first and a leadoff single off the bat of Alec Lee in the sixth accounted for the remaining hits as the Bruins went down in order in each of the final three innings.
Seebaum struck out six over seven scoreless innings to earn the win for the Warriors.
The score remained 1-0 through the seventh inning stretch but back-to-back one-out singles by Connor Petersen and Jack Barrios had Midland threatening to add on. A passed ball and an error allowed pinch runner Javonte Williams to come home for a 2-0 Warrior lead. After a pair of hit batters loaded the bases, Kyle Weber reached on a fielder's choice to chase in pinch-runner Jordan Reier when BU was unable to double Weber up at first.
Derek Browne came in to put down the remaining threat by striking Brede out to end the frame.
Browne worked around a two-out single from Garbers in the eighth to keep it a three-run game but Bellevue was unable to muster a comeback threat in the ninth against Steven Boyd, who struck out a pair to earn the save.
Bellevue wraps up the fall portion of their schedule with a double-header at Midland on Thursday. First pitch is slated for 4 p.m. from Moller Field.