Eastern Kentucky University senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando launched a two-run home run to pull EKU withing one in the top of the ninth, but Western Carolina stopped the Colonels comeback one run short. EKU dropped the series finale 5-4 and fell to 1-2 on the season. Ottrando’s ninth-inning two-run blast was his fourth home run of the series.
On the mound freshman right-handed starting pitcher Anthony Bazzani took the loss after allowing three runs in four and two-third innings. Bazzani was making his EKU debut. Sophomore shortstop Richie Rodriguez and junior left fielder Ryan Faidley each drove in a run for the Colonels. (Box Sc0re)
BluGrass Baseball POG: The running for player of the week might officially be over after EKU first baseman Anthony Ottrando launched his fourth home run of the weekend. On the young three-game season, Ottrando is batting .500 with four home runs, nine RBI, four runs scored and two walks.