BluGrass Baseball Tuesday Review: Week Seven

College Baseball

Four Kentucky Division One colleges were in action Tuesday, and each team won its game. Check out short recaps of those contests, including one in-state matchup below, with links to athletic department recaps.

  • Senior first baseman Andrew Clark‘s two-run ninth inning home run off Indiana’s ace led No. 9 University of Louisville to a 5-4 victory over the¬†Hoosiers. Clark was 2-5 with one home run, three RBI and one run scored in the game, and freshman left fielder Kyle Grieshaber tallied three hits in the game. UofL closer Neil Holland earned the win with one and two-third perfect innings of relief. (Box Score)
  • Sophomore right-handed pitcher Sean Bouthilette gave the University of Kentucky the mid-week pitching performance it had been looking for with six innings of one-run ball in a 11-2 blowout win over Cincinnati Tuesday. Senior infielder Gunner Glad was 4-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored, and sophomore left fielder Chad Wright was 3-3 in the game. (Box Score)
  • A four-run sixth inning led Murray State University to a 6-5 win over Belmont Tuesday. Senior right-handed pitcher Alex Love earned the victory with four scoreless innings of relief, and senior second baseman Kyle Tiernan was 3-5 with two RBI and two runs scored. Senior left-handed pitcher Matt McGaha recorded his second save of the season. (Box Score)
  • In Tuesday’s in-state matchup Morehead State University blew out NAIA foe Georgetown College 12-3. Morehead junior right-handed pitcher Jeff Arnold allowed three runs on five hits in seven innings for the win. Eagles senior outfielder J. D. Ashbrook, sophomore designated hitter Cameron Flynn and senior first baseman Michael Bottoms each homered in the game. Georgetown center fielder Chris Wood was 3-4 with a home run, three RBI and one run scored. (Box Score)

Week Four Highlights: Murray State University

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After a brief mid-afternoon break we’re back on the highlights series with our fourth installment, the Murray State University Thoroughbreds. The Breds took two of three games from St. Louis in Murray this weekend. I’m writing this as I get my first view of the Breds this season at Cliff Hagan Stadium. On a side note, I’m going to start referring to the team by the baseball mascot, the Thoroughbreds, instead of the standard mascot, the Racers.

  • Moore hits for the cycle: Murray State freshman third baseman Colton Moore posted the best weekend of his young career and started off the series by hitting for the cycle Friday. Moore was 4-5 in the game with six RBI, two runs scored, one home run, one triple and one double. For the series, Moore was 10-16 (.625) with one home run, four doubles, a triple, seven RBI and three runs scored.
  • Cunningham continues to rake: On the season, senior first baseman Wes Cunningham is batting .406 with five home runs and 17 RBI. Over the weekend, Cunningham was 7-15 (.467) with a home run, one triple and three doubles.
  • Craycraft wins third: On Friday Senior right-handed ace Chris Craycraft picked up his third win of the season in four starts for the Breds.¬†Craycraft allowed four runs, three earned, on nine hits in seven innings for the win. He also struck out six and walked two. On the season he is 3-1 with a 3.96 ERA and 18 strikeouts in 25 innings pitched.