Belmont baseball sweeps OVC coach, player and pitcher of year awards

Belmont’s Dave Jarvis was named the Ohio Valley Conference baseball coach of the year Tuesday, and the Bruins’ Guy Lipscomb was named player of the year and Andy Bean pitcher of the year.

Belmont (37-19, 18-6), who is leaving the OVC after the season to join the Missouri Valley Conference, won the regular season title and earned a No. 1 seed in the conference tournament.

The 37 wins tied for the most in Belmont’s history (2013), and included Jarvis’ 1,000th career victory as a coach on Feb. 23 against Middle Tennessee State and his 700th win at Belmont on April 23 against Evansville.

Dave Jarvis

Jarvis is in his 25th season as Belmont’s coach and one of just 16 active head coaches with 700 or more wins at their current school.

Lipscomb, a Franklin native, hit .400 and stole 40 bases and became the first NCAA Division I player to accomplish that feat since 2011 (Stephen F. Austin’s Bryson Myles).

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