Category: Baseball

Colonels drop two games to Evansville, one to Dayton

After a six game road trip, Eastern returned home to Turkey Hughes Field to host a three game series against the Purple Aces of the University of Evansville, followed by a one-game stint at the University of Dayton. The Colonels played its first game at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 25, losing to the Aces (11-11) 4-0, followed by a double-header on Saturday, March 26. EKU (11-14, 1-5 OVC) won its first game of the double-header 6-5, before dropping the second game 10-2. Three days later, the Colonels traveled to Dayton, Ohio and fell to the Flyers (6-17, 0-3...

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Early Belmont lead puts baseball team at fourth consecutive loss

By TYLER BROWN progress@eku.edu Eastern’s baseball team lost both games of its double header matchup with Belmont University. The Colonels have now lost four consecutive games, while the Bruins (8-8) move to 2-0 in OVC play. Both teams were scheduled to play their first game Saturday, March 14, but it was canceled due to inclement weather. Game One The first game of the weekend saw the Colonels fall by seven, losing to the Bruins 11-4. Eastern held a 2-0 lead going into the fifth inning, and scored another in the fifth, but Belmont answered with eight runs over the next two to take an 8-3 lead. Bruins infielder Drake Byrd started the attack with a single up the middle, and then scored three batters later on a double by catcher/infielder Alec Diamond. The Bruins scored on four of five hits in the fifth, and were a perfect 4-for-4 in the sixth. Infielder Mandy Alvarez helped Eastern get on the board in the first inning, hitting a double which allowed Shea Sullivan to score. Infielder Kenny Hostrander singled to left center in the second, bringing in Ben Fisher for their second run, but the Colonels managed only two more runs over seven innings. Game Two Belmont scored five runs in the third inning and never looked back, going on to beat the Colonels 8-3 in the second half of the...

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