- Letters to Editor
BY: TYLER PHILLIPS
After almost a week off, Eastern’s baseball team traveled to Morgantown, W. Va. to play West Virginia University. Eastern held the Mountaineers scoreless in eight of the nine innings, but two runs in the third inning gave West Virginia the win. The Mountaineers won 2-1.
“Our pitchers came out and threw well and had a good game,” senior Alex Hughes said. “But the hitters didn’t have consistent at bats thought the game.”
Junior Brent Cobb (1-2) started the game for Eastern. He pitched two and two-thirds innings before leaving the game. Cobb allowed three hits and just one earned run. Freshman Chris Cervantes came in and pitched three and a third innings of relief for the Colonels (3-5). Eastern got runners on first and second in the ninth inning, but the next two batters were put out.
The Colonels have three games this weekend. The team will continue to play away during spring break.
“We need to bring all the pieces together and play complete games and not just do one aspect well on a given night,” Hughes said. “Especially moving into conference play this weekend. We know what we need to improve on. We will bring it all together and be fine.”
A home series this weekend will be the first conference play of the season for Eastern. Tennessee Tech will come to Eastern at 2 p.m. on Friday, 2 p.m. on Saturday and 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Turkey Hughes Field.