Murray State rallies from down five to win 16-6

College Baseball

Murray State University used a six-run fifth inning to take turn a five-run deficit into a one-run lead en route to a 16-6 win over Mid-Continent College. The Thoroughbreds scored seven runs in the bottom of the seventh to put game one of a double-header out of reach. Breds senior first baseman Wes Cunningham launched two home runs and drove in four. Senior right-handed pitcher Chris Craycraft earned the win after allowing six runs, only one of which was earned, in seven innings. Craycraft struck out seven and walked one. Shortstop Brandon Elliott was 3-3 with three RBI and three runs scored. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Wes Cunningham — Cunningham has been the most impressive hitter in the Bluegrass so far in 2010. The senior slugger was 2-3 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in game one Friday. On the season, Cunningham is batting .442 with eight home runs and 27 RBI.

Weekend Schedule: Week Five (March 19)

College Baseball

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