EKU rally falls short in 11-9 loss to Bowling Green State

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Eastern Kentucky University scored three runs in the ninth inning, but fell two runs shy of completing the comeback in an 11-9 loss to Bowling Green State. BGSU took the lead with a five-run seventh inning. Junior center fielder Richie Allen drove in five runs for the Colonels, and senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando scored three times.

Junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Hefler took the loss after allowing six runs on eight hits in six innings. EKU fell to 7-8 on the season. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Anthony Ottrando — The senior first baseman was 2-3 with one RBI and three runs scored in the game. The slugger also walked twice and knocked out a double.

Weekend Schedule: Week Five (March 19)

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Conference play starts for UK this weekend, one week after WKU started Sun-Belt play and one week before UofL start its Big East schedule.  Check out the composite schedule below with information about where you can listen or watch the games. Gametracker links will take you to the livestream of the radio broadcast. I’ve also included each teams probable starting pitcher and Baseball America ranking in parentheses when applicable. Clicking on each team’s name will take you to the university’s preview of the series. University of Louisville (9)

  • Friday — vs. Ball State — 3:00 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse (3-0, 0.74) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Ball State — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Dean Kiekhefer (1-1, 4.95) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — vs Ball State — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Tony Zych (1-0, 9.64) — Gametracker

University of Kentucky (22)

  • Friday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 6:30 p.m. — LHP Logan Darnell (3-0, 2.17) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers (3-0, 4.30) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — vs. Ole Miss (21) — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Alex Meyer (3-2, 7.29) — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University

  • Friday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 6:00 p.m. (CT) — RHP Matt Ridings (3-0, 4.76)
  • Saturday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 2:00 p.m. (CT) — RHP Shane Cameron (1-1, 6.41)
  • Sunday — @ Virginia Commonwealth — 11:00 a.m. (CT) — LHP Tanner Perkins (2-1, 3.10)

Murray State University

  • Friday — vs. Mid-Continent — 1:00 p.m. (CT)
  • Friday — vs. Mid-Continent — GM 2
  • Saturday — vs. Mid-Continent — 1:00 p.m. (CT)

Eastern Kentucky University

  • Friday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Stephen Hefler (1-0, 6.60) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — LHP Paul Duncan (1-1, 5.40)
  • Sunday — vs. BGSU — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Anthony Bazzani (1-2, 8.44)

Morehead State University

  • Friday — vs. IPFW — 3:00 p.m. — RHP Jeff Arnold (1-0, 9.00) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. IPFW — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Michael Bottoms (1-1, 6.38) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. IPFW — GM 2 —
  • Sunday — vs. IPFW — RHP Quentin Morgan (2-1, 7.50) —  12:00 p.m. — Live Stats