Hunts Bulldogs are coming off a less-than-stellar showing in Wednesdays 7-4 home loss to NCAA Division II Trevecca Nazarene University.
Im concerned as we go into the weekend, Hunt said after Wednesdays loss. Weve got to get that edge back. Youve got to compete hard every time you go on the field. It doesnt matter who we play, we dont have the kind of talent to take a day off and win. We have got to win games on grit, grind and hustle -- the kind of things weve been talking about all year.
I thought our focus was off Sunday at Freed Hardeman, we more or less won by default Tuesday against Mid-Continent and it was a lack of effort against Trevecca.
Cumberland, 14-2 in the Mid-South Conference, is the No. 1 seed headed into the opening round of the MSC tournament Thursday, April 25 in Bristol.
The Bulldogs will play at 9 a.m. against a team to be determined.
Trevecca 7, Cumberland 4LEBANON -- Cumberland lost for just the second time at home since March 12 after falling 7-4 to Trevecca Nazarene Wednesday at Stockton Field. The 12th-ranked Bulldogs (34-15-1) collected just four hits against five TNU hurlers after pounding out 21 hits in Tuesdays victory over Mid-Continent.
Freshman Hunter Newmans solo homer in the second inning put the Trojans (21-16) ahead and Corey Crunks two-run blast in the sixth gave Trevecca the lead for good.
Crunk plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and singled home a run in the eighth, with Trevecca adding three insurance runs in the inning.
Daniel Harrisons solo homer for the Bulldogs tied the game at one and CU scored two unearned runs in the fourth on a double by Brodie Ross and a groundout from Richie Seaton, taking a 3-2 edge.
The club failed to record a hit from the fourth until a single by Tyler Anderson in the eighth.
Mitch Rainer (1-2) started and was tagged with the loss. Rainer went six innings, gave up four earned runs, walked three and struck out one. Jesse Coe followed Rainer to the mound for an inning, then turned the game over to Evin Einhardt.