Morehead State University held off a late rally from IPFW to preserve a 13-12 victory and series win Sunday. The Eagles allowed five runs in the top of the ninth inning, but freshman left-handed reliever Garrett Whittle entered the game with the tieing run on base and recorded the final two outs of the game for his first career save. Sophomore left fielder Luke Bainer led the Eagles with three hits, and senior center fielder J. D. Ashbrook launched a home run and drove in three.
Six Eagles tallied at least two hits, and just one starter went hitless in the game. Five Morehead batters scored at least twice, and four Eagles drove in at least two runs. Morehead improved to 11-12 on the season. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Cameron Flynn — The sophomore designated hitter was 2-2 with a home run, two RBI and two runs scored in the game. The long ball was Flynn’s fourth of the season, and he now has 14 RBI and 14 runs scored.