UofL wins, EKU falls on weather-shortened Saturday

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Saturday was a raining day on the diamond for Kentucky teams. UK, WKU, Morehead State and Murray State were all rained out, and EKU lost one game of its doubleheader to weather. The Colonels and Cards did manage to get in one game each, so check out recaps and awards from those contests below:
  • Freshman right-handed reliever Matt Koch earned his first career victory with three scoreless innings of relief in No. 13 University of Louisville‘s 3-1 victory over Seton Hall. Junior right-handed closer Neil Holland recorded his tenth save of the season after recording the last five outs of the game. Senior shortstop Adam Duvall was 2-3 with a run scored, and senior third baseman Phil Wunderlich and redshirt sophomore outfielder Stewart Ijames both homered. (Box Score)
  • Eastern Kentucky University wasted a 7-1 lead in an 18-9 loss to UT Martin. Junior third baseman Jayson Langfels was 3-5 with two home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. Senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando tallied three hits and two RBI. Freshman right-handed reliever Chris Barte was the only Colonel pitcher to hold UT Martin scoreless in his appearance. Barte recorded the final two outs of the game. (Box Score)

Hitter of the Day: 3B Jayson Langfels (EKU)

  • Stats: 3-5, 2 HR, 5 RBI, 3 R
  • Honorable Mention: Adam Duvall (UofL), Anthony Ottrando (EKU), Joey Stevens (EKU), Phil Wunderlich (UofL), Stewart Ijames (UofL)

Pitcher of the Day: RHP Matt Koch (UofL)

  • Stats: 1-0, 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 2 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Neil Holland (UofL), Dean Kiekhefer (UofL)

Four-run sixth leads EKU to 9-6 win over UNC Greensboro

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Eastern Kentucky University took the lead with a four-run sixth inning, and the Colonel bullpen preserved the lead in a 9-6 victory over UNC Greensboro. Junior center fielder Ryan Faidley was 3-4 and scored three runs for the Colonels. Junior third baseman Jayson Langfels was 2-5 with one RBI and one run scored.

Freshman right-handed reliever Chris Barte earned his first career victory after allowing one run in one and one-third innings. Junior right-handed closer Ryne Purcell recorded the save with a scoreless ninth inning. EKU improved to 5-3 on the season. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Ryan Faidley — The junior outfielder scored three of EKU’s nine runs in the game and added a team-high three hits. Faidley is batting .389 on the season with four runs scored.