Season Review: Western Kentucky University

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Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

In the fifth of the season review post series we’ll look at Western Kentucky University, who was ranked in the top 25 for much of the season before slumping to a six-place Sun Belt Conference finish. The Hilltoppers finished the 2010 season at 35-23.

  • Hitter of the year: C Matt Rice — Rice led the Hilltoppers in batting average (.369), home runs (10), RBI (65) and on-base percentage (.446). The junior catcher, a mechanical engineering major, excelled in the classroom as well and has a chance to become WKU’s first ever Rhodes Scholar. Rice was named the BluGrass Baseball first-team all-state catcher and started each of WKU’s 58 games.
  • Pitcher of the year: RHP Matt Ridings — The senior ace’s season ended on a heartbreaking note with an injury in his final start that led to Tommy John surgery this week, but Riding’s performance in 2010 was outstanding. Ridings led WKU in wins (9), ERA (3.01), strikeouts (90), innings pitched (92.2) and batting average against (.218) in route to being named a Louisville Slugger third-team All-American. The Sun Belt pitcher will look to earn a late-round draft selection despite the injury and rehab his way back to a professional career.
  • Season high point: A 24-8 drubbing of in-state rival University of Kentucky on April 20 improved WKU’s record to 28-12 on the season and appeared to put WKU on track for an at-large NCAA tournament bid. The Hilltoppers were for one night at least the second best team in the state and on the verge of stepping out of the spotlight of UK and UofL.
  • Season low point: Following the UK win, WKU finished the season in a 7-11 slump, culminated by a heartbreaking 9-8, 10-inning loss in the first round of the Sun Belt tournament. WKU could not rebound from the defeat and was eliminated in its next game with a 7-3 loss to FIU.
  • Miscellaneous: Second baseman Matt Payton was named a finalist for the Lowe’ Senior Class award and batted .354 with seven home runs, 55 RBI and 63 runs scored…Sophomore outfielders Jared Andreoli and Kes Carter had breakout campaigns with identical .341 batting averages…Redshirt sophomore closer Rye Davis saved nine games and struck out 63 batters in just 49.2 innings pitched.

BluGrass Baseball Hitting Leaderboard: June 1

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Check out the  BluGrass Baseball hitting leaderboard updated through conference tournament action. Remember, these stats are final for all teams except UofL. To be eligible for the percentage categories (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) a player must have at least 2.5 at-bats per team game. The college leaderboard is now permanently accessible on its own page on the left sidebar here.

Batting Average

  • Zack Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .432
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .432
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .412
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .408
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .377

Home Runs

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 22
  • Phil Wunderlich — UofL — 20
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 18
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 17
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — 17

RBI

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 86
  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 77
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — 67
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 66
  • Matt Rice — WKU — 65

Runs

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 77
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 69
  • Adam Duvall — UofL — 66
  • Matt Payton — WKU — 63
  • Jeff Arnold — UofL — 62

Stolen Bases

  • Chris Bisson — UK — 32/39
  • Neiko Johnson — UK — 24/25
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — 21/28
  • Logan Robbins — WKU — 18/20
  • Jeff Arnold — UofL — 16/19
  • Jonathan Roof — Michigan St. (St. Mary’s) — 16/22

On-Base Percentage

  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .540
  • Zack  Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .514
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .481
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .485
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .476

Slugging Percentage

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .824
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .795
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .765
  • Phil Wunderlich — UofL — .697
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — .696

Royse, Cunningham, Ridings receive conference awards; 29 Kentucky players named to all-conference teams

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Tuesday saw the naming of all-conference teams across the country and the awarding of pitcher and player of the year honors. Kentucky collegiate players received their fair share of recognition, and I’ve listed those honors below:

  • University of Louisville (9) junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse was named the Big East Conference pitcher of the year.
  • Western Kentucky University senior right-handed pitcher Matt Ridings was named the Sun Belt Conference pitcher of the year.
  • Murray State University senior first baseman Wes Cunningham was named the Ohio Valley Conference player of the year.
  • First team All-Southeastern Conference: 3B Zack Cox (Arkansas, PRP)
  • Second team All-SEC: 2B Chris Bisson (University of Kentucky)
  • First team All-Big East: P Neil Holland (UofL), P Thomas Royse (UofL), 1B Andrew Clark (UofL), 2B Ryan Wright (UofL)
  • Second team All-Big East: C Jeff Arnold (UofL), 3B Phil Wunderlich (UofL), SS Adam Duvall (UofL), OF Stewart Ijames (UofL)
  • First team All-Big Ten Conference: SS Jonathan Roof (Michigan St., Paducah)
  • First team All-Sun Belt: RHP Matt Ridings (WKU), RP Rye Davis (WKU), C Matt Rice (WKU), OF Kes Carter (WKU)
  • Second team All-Sun Belt: 2B Matt Payton (WKU)
  • First team All-OVC: 1B Wes Cunningham (Murray St.), SS Drew Lee (Morehead State University), 3B Jayson Langfels (Eastern Kentucky University), OF J. D. Ashbrook (Morehead St.).
  • Second team All-OVC: 1B Anthony Ottrando (EKU), UT Michael Bottoms (Morehead St.), SP Chris Craycraft (Murray St.), RP Matt McGaha (Murray St.)
  • Freshman All-OVC: RHP Anthony Bazzani (EKU), OF Austin Grisham (EKU), SS Brandon Elliott (Murray St.), 3B/DH Colton Moore (Murray St.)
  • Honorable Mention All-Missouri Valley Conference: SP Patrick Cooper (Bradley, Danville)

BluGrass Baseball Postseason All-State Team

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Matt Rice bats for WKU: BluGrass Baseball photo

Now that the collegiate regular season is officially over it’s time to name the BluGrass Baseball postseason All-State team. You can see the preseason and mid-season teams on the All-State team page here. I had to do a little maneuvering to fill out the team, for instance both the first and second team include a pitcher who didn’t start on the weekend in the final SP slot. Matt McGaha qualified for the ERA title, so I had no problem including him despite only pitching in relief, but Brian Edelen was the best of a lackluster group of candidates for the third SP spot on the second team. He made 11 starts on the season. UK utility man Gunner Glad spent most of his time at first base, but his outfield time gives him the nod for the final second-team outfield position. Check back tomorrow for the player, pitcher and freshman of the year awards.

Stats are listed as batting average/on-base percentage/slugging percentage for batters.

First Team

  • C — Matt Rice — Western Kentucky University — .373/.446/.579, 10 HR, 63 RBI, 49 R
  • 1B — Wes Cunningham — Murray State University — .415/.484/.835, 20 HR, 77 RBI, 69 R
  • 2B — Ryan Wright — University of Louisville — .361/.412/.635, 14 HR, 66 RBI, 52 R
  • 3B — Zack Cox — Arkansas — .432/.514/.607, 8 HR, 47 RBI, 60 R
  • SS — Drew Lee — Morehead State University — .412/.485/.765, 17 HR, 66 RBI, 60 R, 13 SB
  • OF — J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .432/.540/.795, 18 HR, 55 RBI, 69 R, 14 SB
  • OF — Stewart Ijames — UofL — .344/.426/.590, 12 HR, 57 RBI, 40 R
  • OF — Kes Carter — WKU — .343/.418/.492, 7 HR, 53 RBI, 38 R, 13 SB
  • DH — Jayson Langfels — Eastern Kentucky University — .373/.483/.736, 16 HR, 50 RBI, 53 R
  • SP — Thomas Royse — UofL — 9-1, 2.71 ERA, 88 SO/25 BB, 93 IP, .249 BA against
  • SP — Matt Ridings — WKU — 9-1, 3.01 ERA, 90 SO/17 BB, 92.2 IP, .218 BA against
  • P — Matt McGaha — Murray St. — 5-1, 3.36 ERA, 50 SO/11 BB, 61.2 IP, .272 BA against
  • RP — Neil Holland — UofL — 7-0, 15 saves, 2.08 ERA, 48 SO/14 BB, 47.2 IP, .158 BA against

Second Team

  • C — Taylor Davis — Morehead St. — .350/.412/.596, 11 HR, 57 RBI, 40 R
  • 1B — Andrew Clark — UofL — .385/.488/.708, 12 HR, 56 RBI, 45 R
  • 2B — Matt Payton — WKU — .363/.436/.597, 7 HR, 55 RBI, 62 R
  • 3B — Phil Wunderlich — UofL — .356/.440/.707, 19 HR, 55 RBI, 49 R
  • SS — Adam Duvall — UofL — .346/.408/.620, 12 HR, 45 RBI, 63 R
  • OF — Bryan Propst — Murray St. — .339/.403/.645, 13 HR, 45 RBI, 51 R
  • OF — Jared Andreoli — WKU — .338/.410/.481, 5 HR, 48 RBI, 60 R, 14 SB
  • OF — Gunner Glad — University of Kentucky — .336/.423/.565, 12 HR, 45 RBI, 49 R
  • DH — Anthony Ottrando — EKU — .353/.459/.721, 17 HR, 67 RBI, 47 R
  • SP — Shane Cameron — WKU — 4-2, 4.89 ERA, 74 SO/23 BB, 81 IP, .275 BA against
  • SP — Dean Kiekhefer — UofL — 3-3, 4.28 ERA, 38 SO/18 BB, 61 IP, .258 BA against
  • P — Brian Edelen — WKU — 4-1, 3.58 ERA, 28 SO/28 BB, 50.1 IP, .272 BA against
  • RP — Rye Davis — WKU — 3-4, 9 saves, 2.58 ERA, 60 SO/19 BB, 45.1 IP, .234 BA against

BluGrass Baseball Hitting Leaderboard: May 25

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Check out the final regular season hitting BluGrass Baseball leaderboard updated through Sunday’s games. Stats will continue to update through postseason play for UofL, WKU, Murray St. and EKU, but the season is over for Morehead St. and, barring a miracle NCAA bid, UK. To be eligible for the percentage categories (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) a player must have at least 2.5 at-bats per team game. The college leaderboard is now permanently accessible on its own page on the left sidebar here.

Batting Average

  • Zack Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .432
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .432
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .415
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .412
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .385

Home Runs

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 20
  • Phil Wunderlich — UofL — 19
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 18
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 17
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — 17

RBI

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 77
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — 67
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 66
  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 66
  • Matt Rice — WKU — 63

Runs

  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 69
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 69
  • Adam Duvall — UofL — 63
  • Matt Payton — WKU — 62
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — 61

Stolen Bases

  • Chris Bisson — UK — 32/39
  • Neiko Johnson — UK — 24/25
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — 19/26
  • Logan Robbins — WKU — 17/19
  • Jonathan Roof — Michigan St. (St. Mary’s) — 16/22

On-Base Percentage

  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .540
  • Zack  Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .514
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .488
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .485
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .484

Slugging Percentage

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .835
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .795
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .765
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — .736
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — .721

BluGrass Baseball Week 13 Awards

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Player of the week: OF Lance Ray (UK)

  • Stats: 9-19 (.474), 4 HR, 13 RBI, 11 R, 2 2Bs, 1 3B
  • Honorable Mention: Marcus Nidiffer (UK), Stewart Ijames (UofL), Andrew Clark (UofL), Matt Payton (WKU), Bryan Propst (Murray St.), Drew Lee (Morehead St.), Richie Rodriguez (EKU)

Pitcher of the week: RHP Matt Ridings (WKU)

  • Stats: 1-0, 8.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Anthony Bazzani (EKU), Jordan Cooper (UK), Tony Zych (UofL), Matt McGaha (Murray St.), Matthew Robertson (Morehead St.)

Freshman of the week: RHP Anthony Bazzani (EKU)

  • Stats: 1-0, 2 G, 1 GS, 11 IP, 9 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 7 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Jordan Cooper (UK), Walter Wijas (UK), Justin Amlung (UofL), Tanner Perkins (WKU), Colton Moore (Murray St.)

BluGrass Baseball Sunday Review Week 13

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Sunday saw huge postseason implications for several Kentucky schools both good and bad. Check out the UK Athletics’ video of Marcus Nidiffer’s game-winning grand slam above and recaps and awards from Sunday’s games, which included a tie between two Kentucky teams:

  • Redshirt sophomore outfielder Stewart Ijames led No. 9 University of Louisville to an 8-4 win over St. Johns with two home runs. Ijames ended the game with three hits, three runs scored and six RBI. Redshirt freshman right-handed pitcher Justin Amlung earned the win after allowing three runs in five and two-third innings. He struck out two and walked three. Junior right-handed closer Neil Holland allowed one run over the final two and two-third innings to record his 13th save of the season. (Box Score)
  • In the final home at-bat of his University of Kentucky career, senior catcher Marcus Nidiffer launched an eighth-inning grand slam to give the Cats the lead and send them to a 6-4 win and series sweep of LSU. The win moved UK into a tie for seventh place in the Southeastern Conference, and the Cats now control their own destiny for a conference tournament bid. The game saw UK walk 12 LSU batters and hit two but also strand 16 Tigers on base. Junior left-handed pitcher Logan Darnell earned the win in his first relief appearance of the season after missing two weeks with shoulder tendonitis. (Box Score)
  • Western Kentucky University likely saw its at-large hopes for an NCAA tournament bid vanish Sunday with a 4-3 loss at Louisiana-Lafayette. The loss ensured WKU would lose its third consecutive conference series. Senior first baseman Jake Wells and senior second baseman Matt Payton each tallied two hits in the game, but Louisiana-Lafayette scored three runs in the seventh inning to tie the game and won on a walk-off double in the bottom of the tenth inning. Sophomore right-handed pitcher Phil Wetherell took the loss. (Box Score)
  • In a game that was actually played Saturday but not considered official until Sunday, Murray State University and Morehead State University ended their rain-shortened series with a 4-4 tie. The game was suspended in the eighth inning Saturday, but more rain Sunday prevented the teams from finishing the contest or playing the scheduled game three. Morehead senior shortstop Drew Lee and junior first baseman Michael Fear each tallied two hits for the Eagles. Murray St. senior left fielder Bryan Propst and junior catcher Drew Pixley also recorded two hits. Both starting pitchers, sophomore Matthew Robertson for the Eagles and redshirt junior Jake Donze for the Breds, allowed four runs in seven innings, though all four of Robertson’s runs were unearned. (Box Score)
  • Eastern Kentucky University dropped the rubber match of its series with Jacksonville State in an 11-3 blowout Sunday. The Colonels are currently sixth in the Ohio Valley Conference, but will have to wait for other teams to finish their conference schedule next week to see if they earn one of the six OVC tournament bids. Junior third baseman Jayson Langfels, junior left fielder Ryan Faidley and sophomore second baseman Dustin Dunlop each tallied two hits in the game for EKU Sunday. Junior right-handed pitcher Stephen Hefler took the loss. (Box Score)

Hitter of the day: OF Stewart Ijames (UofL)

  • Stats: 3-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1 2B
  • Honorable Mention: Marcus Nidiffer (UK), Jake Wells (WKU), Bryan Propst (Murray St.), Drew Lee (Morehead St.), Jayson Langfels (EKU)

Pitcher of the day: Matthew Robertson (Morehead St.)

  • Stats: ND, 7 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Justin Amlung (UofL), Nick Kennedy (UK), Logan Darnell (UK), Tanner Perkins (WKU), Jake Donze (Murray St.)

BluGrass Baseball Friday Review: Week 13

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Check out these recaps from a wild day of games for Kentucky schools and the video of the day’s hero above:
  • No. 9 University of Louisville suffered a rare Big East series opening loss with an 8-5 loss to St. Johns Friday. Junior right-handed pitcher Thomas Royse took a no decision after allowing four runs in seven innings. Junior right-handed reliever Gabriel Shaw took the loss after allowing two runs in one inning of work. Redshirt sophomore right fielder Stewart Ijames was 2-4 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored. Senior first baseman Andrew Clark also tallied three hits in the game. (Box Score)
  • Senior Matt Ridings was almost unhittable in a sterling 2-1 win for Western Kentucky University over Louisiana-Lafayette.  Ridings allowed one run on two hits in eight and one-third innings while striking out eight and walking two. Junior closer Rye Davis pitched the final two-third innings to earn his ninth save of the season. Senior second baseman Matt Payton and freshman designate hitter Ryan Huck each tallied two hits. (Box Score)
  • Junior designated hitter Lance Ray gave the University of Kentucky a dramatic 11-9 win over LSU with a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth. Ray also launched a three-run home run in the first inning and finished the game 2-4 with two home runs, six RBI and three runs scored. Freshman right-handed reliever Walter Wijas held LSU scoreless on two hits in four and one-third innings out of the pen, and right-handed pitcher Braden Kapteyn was credit with the win. (Box Score)

Hitter of the Day: DH Lance Ray (UK)

  • Stats: 2-4, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • Honorable Mention: Stewart Ijames (UofL), Andrew Clark (UofL), Chad Wright (UK), Ryan Huck (WKU)

Pitcher of the Day: RHP Matt Ridings (WKU)

  • Stats: 1-0, 8.1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 8 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Thomas Royse (UofL), Walter Wijas (UK)

BluGrass Baseball Hitting Leaderboard: May 11

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Check out the hitting BluGrass Baseball leaderboard updated through Sunday’s games. To be eligible for the percentage categories (batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage) a player must have at least 2.5 at-bats per team game, which means UofL senior first baseman Andrew Clark has qualified for the first time since before he missed three weeks with injury. The college leaderboard is now permanently accessible on its own page on the left sidebar here.

Batting Average

  • Zack Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .446
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .438
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .433
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .416
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .389

Home Runs

  • Phil Wunderlich — UofL — 19
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 18
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 17
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 15
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — 14
  • Cameron Flynn — Morehead St. — 14

RBI

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 72
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 64
  • Anthony Ottrando — EKU — 61
  • Matt Rice — WKU — 60
  • Ryan Wright — UofL — 59

Runs

  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — 66
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — 66
  • Jared Andreoli — WKU — 58
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — 56
  • Matt Payton — WKU — 56

Stolen Bases

  • Chris Bisson — UK — 26/33
  • Neiko Johnson — UK — 23/24
  • Logan Robbins — WKU — 15/17
  • Richie Rodriguez — EKU — 14/21
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — 13/16
  • Jeff Arnold — UofL — 13/16
  • Jared Andreoli — WKU — 13/18

On-Base Percentage

  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .540
  • Zack  Cox — Arkansas (PRP) — .525
  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .509
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — .498
  • Andrew Clark — UofL — .494

Slugging Percentage

  • Wes Cunningham — Murray St. — .870
  • J. D. Ashbrook — Morehead St. — .801
  • Jayson Langfels — EKU — .764
  • Drew Lee — Morehead St. — .762
  • Phil Wunderlich — UofL — .750

BluGrass Baseball Saturday Review: Week 12

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Wes Cunningham: BluGrass Baseball photo

Recaps from a busy Saturday of baseball in the Bluegrass:

  • No. 9 University of Louisville wasted an excellent start from freshman right-handed pitcher Matt Koch in a 2-1 loss to Georgetown in 10 innings. Koch allowed one run on three hits in eight innings and struck out six batters while walking just one. The Cards managed just four hits in the game and scored their only run on a fourth-inning home run from sophomore shortstop Ryan Wright. Previous Saturday starting pitcher Dean Kiekhefer took the loss after allowing a run in the tenth. (Box Score)
  • Western Kentucky University fell just short of its second straight ninth inning, come-from-behind win in a 8-6, 10-inning loss to UALR. Senior second baseman Matt Payton and sophomore shortstop Logan Robbins each tallied three hits in the game. Redshirt sophomore closer Rye Davis took the loss after allowing two runs in the tenth inning. (Box Score)
  • Freshman right-handed pitcher Jordan Cooper led the University of Kentucky to a must-win 2-1 victory against No. 6 South Carolina. Cooper allowed one run on four hits in six and two-third innings while striking out five and walking just two. Sophomore designated hitter Braden Kapteyn gave UK the lead with a two-run double in the fifth inning. Junior right-handed pitcher Matt Little pitched the finale two and one-third innings for his seventh save. (Box Score)
  • Murray State University moved into first place in the Ohio Valley conference after sweeping a doubleheader from Eastern Kentucky University with a 8-1 win in game one and a 9-6 win in game two. Breds senior first baseman Wes Cunningham tallied five hits, a home run and six RBI on the day. Senior right-handed pitcher Chris Craycraft earned the victory in game one with a complete-game performance. He struck out eight and walked one. Senior left-handed pitcher Matt McGaha took the victory in game two. (Box Score GM 1)
  • EKU Sophomore shortstop Richie Rodriguez was 3-7 with three runs scored in the doubleheader. Junior left-handed pitcher Paul Duncan took the loss in game one and sophomore left-handed pitcher Greg Terry took the loss in game two. (Box Score GM 2)
  • Morehead State University was swept in its Saturday doubleheader by UT Martin with a 10-9 loss in game one and a 17-8 loss in game two. Senior shortstop Drew Lee was 4-6 on the afternoon, and sophomore catcher Taylor Davis launched two home runs in game two. Sophomore right fielder Cameron Flynn and sophomore third baseman Andrew Deeds also homered in game two. (Box Score GM 1) (Box Score GM 2)

Hitter of the day: 1B Wes Cunningham (Murray St.)

  • Stats: 5-7, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R, 1 BB
  • Honorable Mention: Richie Rodriguez (EKU), Drew Lee (Morehead St.), Taylor Davis (Morehead St.), Cameron Flynn (Morehead St.), Braden Kapteyn (UK), Jason Laws (Murray St.), Colton Moore (Murray St.), Matt Payton (WKU), Logan Robbins (WKU)

Pitcher of the day: RHP Chris Craycraft (Murray St.)

  • Stats: 1-0, 9 IP, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 6 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Jordan Cooper (UK), Matt Koch (UofL), Matt McGaha (Murray St.), Matt Little (UK)