The midweek college baseball schedule gets underway tonight on what might be the biggest day for in-state baseball of the season as the top four teams all face off against each other. BluGrass Baseball will be blogging live from the UK/UofL game in Lexington but will also have its eye on the WKU/Murray State game to the west. The Cats and Cards showdown will be televised live on the Big Blue Sports Network across the state.
- WKU (21) vs. Belmont — 6 p.m. (CT) — RHP Brian Edelen (3-0, 3.28) — Live Stats
- Morehead State University @ Cincinnati — 6:30 p.m. — Live Stats
- EKU @ ETSU — 3 p.m. — RHP Anthony Bazzani (1-3, 9.00) — Live Stats
Belmont University used a four-run sixth inning to beat its season Kentucky college in as many days. The loss dropped Western Kentucky University to 6-2 on the season and ended its six-game winning streak. Freshman catcher Ryan Huck hit his first career home run, and sophomore center fielder Kes Carter was 2-4 in the game.
Sophomore right-handed reliever Phil Wetherell took the loss after allowing four runs in two and one-third innings. Redshirt junior right-handed pitcher Brian Edelen allowed just one hit in three innings in his first start of the season. Senior designated hitter Matt Rice drove in one run for the Hilltoppers. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Ryan Huck — Huck was 1-3 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored in the game. The long ball was the first of Huck’s collegiate career and came in his first start at catcher. The freshman is now 5-10 (.500) with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored on the season.
Murray State University put the possible game winning run on base in the ninth inning Tuesday, but couldn’t bring it home and instead lost its third straight game. Belmont University used a two-run ninth inning to stretch a one-run lead to an 8-6 victory over the Racers. Murray State was led by senior first baseman Wes Cunningham, who was 2-4 with an RBI. Junior left fielder Zach Noonan and freshman shortstop Brandon Elliott both drove in two runs for the Racers.
On the mound, senior right-handed pitcher Dan Huff took the loss after surrendering six runs, three of which were earned, in six innings. Murray State fell to 4-3 on the season and has lost three straight after winning its first four games of 2010. (Box Score)
BluGrass Baseball POG: Wes Cunningham — No one player really stood out with his performance for Murray State Tuesday, but Cunningham earns the player of the game honors for being the only Racer to record multiple hits. Cunningham was 2-4 with an RBI and a walk in the game and now is batting .438 with two home runs and seven RBI on the year.