Week Four Highlights: Eastern Kentucky University

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Eastern Kentucky University couldn’t carry its momentum from a four-game winning streak into High Point, N. C. The Colonels were swept in a three-game slugfest and outscored 47-25 total. Check out the week four highlights from the Colonels below, and if you’re looking for good pitching news look elsewhere.

  • Rodriguez sets the table: EKU leadoff man and sophomore shortstop Richie Rodriguez did his job for the weekend by getting on base. In three games, Rodriguez was 9-16 (.563) with four runs scored and one RBI. He is batting .411 with one home run, eight RBI and nine runs scored on the season.
  • Langfels and Ottrando continue to slug: Junior third baseman Jayson Langfels was 7-15 (.467) with a home run, five RBI and five runs scored on the weekend. Senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando was 7-14 (.500) with one home run, nine RBI and four runs scored.
  • Pitching gets ugly: The staff gave up 47 runs in three games against High Point. Only three pitchers escaped their appearance unscathed and each of those appearances lasted less than one complete inning. Two different EKU starters gave up 10 runs, but junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Hefler fared the best with only three runs allowed in six and one-third innings Saturday.

Weekend Schedule: Week Four (March 12)

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Several state schools are either finishing or starting Spring Break so week four of the college season should have plenty of action starting with the weekend games below. Check out the composite schedule below with information about where you can listen or watch the game. 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 (8)

  • Friday — @ Ole Miss (18) — 7:30 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse — Gametracker
  • Saturday — @ Ole Miss (18) — 2:30 p.m. — LHP Dean Kiekhefer — Gametracker
  • Sunday — @ Ole Miss (18) — 1:30 p.m. — RHP Tony Zych — Gametracker

University of Kentucky (22)

  • Friday — vs. IPFW — 4:00 p.m. — RHP Logan Darnell — GametrackerWatch
  • Saturday — vs. IPFW — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers — GametrackerWatch
  • Sunday — vs. IPFW — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Alex Meyer — GametrackerWatch

Western Kentucky University

  • Friday — @ New Orleans — 6:30 p.m. (CT) — RHP Matt Ridings — Live Stats
  • Saturday — @ New Orleans — 4:00 p.m. (CT) — LHP Tanner Perkins — Live Stats
  • Sunday — @ New Orleans — 1:00 p.m. (CT) — RHP Shane Cameron — Live Stats

Eastern Kentucky University

Murray State University

  • Friday — vs. St. Louis — 2 p.m. (CT) — RHP Chris Craycraft — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. St. Louis — 1 p.m. (CT) — LHP Jake Donze
  • Sunday — vs. St. Louis — 1 p.m. (CT) — RHP Dan Huff

Morhead State University (Dunn Hospital Diamond Classic)

  • Friday — @ Evansville — 4:00 p.m. — RHP Tyler Heineman — Live Stats
  • Saturday — @ Purdue — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Michael Bottoms
  • Sunday — @ Le Moyne  — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Quentin Morgan