Wednesday recaps: WKU, EKU win; Morehead loses

College Baseball

Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

In our final Opening Day of the year, Thursday marks the start of the Minor League Baseball season. But before the Legends, Hot Rods and Bats start their season check out these college recaps from Wednesday action:

  • Western Kentucky University (21) scored three runs in the first two innings and the pitching staff held on for a 3-2 win over Belmont Wednesday. Junior catcher Matt Rice had two hits, and sophomore outfielder Jared Andreoli had two RBI. Redshirt sophomore right-handed reliever Ross Hammonds tallied the win, and redshirt sophomore closer Rye Davis record his seventh save. (Box Score)
  • Eastern Kentucky University held off a late rally from East Tennessee to hold on to a 7-2 victory Wednesday. Sophomore designated hitter Jacob Daniel was 1-1 with a home run, two RBI, two runs scored and a walk. Junior right-handed reliever Stephen Hefler recorded the win and junior closer Ryne Purcell tallied his seventh save. (Box Score)
  • Cincinnati scored eight runs in the the eighth inning and a ninth-inning Morehead State University rally fell short in its 9-7 loss to the Bearcats. Junior outfielder J. D. Ashbrook was 3-4 with a run scored, and sophomore right-handed pitcher Matthew Robertson surrendered three runs in seven innings for a no decision. Redshirt sophomore reliever Josh Schneider took the loss. (Box Score)

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