BluGrass Baseball Weekend Schedule: Week 10

College Baseball

The midpoint of the college season has passed so the postseason watch is officially on. Each of the three Ohio Valley Conference teams will have a chance to make the NCAA tournament as the conference automatic qualifier, and the other three Kentucky colleges are still in the running for an at-large bid. UK’s chances will likely hinge on this weekend’s series with Auburn, who the Cats are competing with for the final spot in the Southeastern Conference tournament.

University of Louisville (13) vs. Seton Hall

  • Friday — 5 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse (7-1, 2.45) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — 4 p.m. — LHP Dean Kiekhefer (3-2, 4.34) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. — RHP Gabriel Shaw (4-0, 2.40) — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University vs. Florida International

  • Friday — 6 p.m. (CT) — RHP Matt Ridings (7-1, 3.99) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — 3 p.m. (CT) — RHP Shane Cameron (4-1, 4.73) — Live Stats
  • Sunday — 12 p.m. (CT) — TBA — Live Stats

University of Kentucky @ Auburn

  • Friday — 7:30 p.m. — LHP Logan Darnell (3-2, 4.77) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — 12 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers (4-4, 4.92) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — 2 p.m. — TBA — Gametracker

Morehead State University @ Tennessee Tech.

  • Friday — 2 p.m. — RHP Michael Bottoms (4-2, 6.66) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — GM 2 (DH) — RHP Matthew Robertson (1-2, 9.19)
  • Sunday — 2 p.m.  — LHP Tyler Hieneman (1-2, 8.53)

Murray State University vs. Eastern Illinois

  • Saturday — 1 p.m. — RHP Chris Craycraft (5-2, 4.34)
  • Saturday — 4 p.m. — RHP Jake Donze (5-4, 5.89)
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. — TBA

Eastern Kentucky University @ UT Martin

  • Saturday — 1 p.m. — RHP Stephen Hefler (3-3, 7.09) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — GM 2 (DH) — LHP Paul Duncan (3-2, 7.33)
  • Sunday — 1 p.m. — LHP Greg Terry (2-2, 5.53) — Live Stats

Morehead held to three hits in 13-2 blowout by UT

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Morehead State University tallied just three hits Wednesday in a 13-2 blowout by the University of Tennessee. Sophomore third baseman Taylor Davis, senior first baseman Michael Bottoms and sophomore left fielder Andrew Deeds each recorded one hit in the game for the Eagles. Sophomore left-handed pitcher Tyler Hieneman took the loss after allowing seven runs in just two-thirds of an inning. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Cody Gibson — Frankly no Eagle deserves a player of the game honor, but we’ll take this chance to recognize Morehead freshman right-handed closer Cody Gibson, who pitched a scoreless innings in the game. On the season, Gibson has three saves but an ugly 11.70 ERA after several bad appearances.

Morehead gives up sixth in ninth but holds on for 12-9 win

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A six-run ninth inning from Lehigh University wasn’t enough to complete the comeback, as Morehead State University prevailed 12-9 to finish 2-2 in the UNC-Wilmington Hughes Bros. Baseball Classic. Senior center fielder J. D. Ashbrook, senior shortstop Drew Lee and sophomore third baseman Andrew Deeds each homered in the game for Morehead with Lee launching two long balls. Sophomore left-handed reliever Tyler Hieneman earned the victory with two and one-third scoreless innings of relief.

Lee drove in five runs for the Eagles, Deeds drove in three and Ashbrook drove in two. Sophomore catcher Taylor Davis also added two hits in the game. Freshman right-handed reliever Cody Gibson almost let Lehigh back in the game by giving up six runs in the ninth inning, but senior lefty Michael Fafhs earned a save by recording the last out of the game. (Box Score)

BluGrass Baseball POG: Drew Lee — Lee led all Morehead batters with two home runs and five RBI in a 2-5 performance. The preseason All-American has four home runs on the young season.

Weekend Schedule: Week 2 (Feb. 26)

College Baseball

The midweek matchups were mostly a washout with weather postponments, but week two of the college season starts in full force today. Each of the state’s division one teams is in action with Eastern Kentucky University kicking off its season today. Check out the composite weekend 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 (13) — Big Ten/Big East Challenge

  • Friday — vs. Michigan (Fla.) — 7:30 p.m. — RHP Thomas Royse (1-0, 0.00) Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Michigan State (Fla.) — 4:30 p.m. — LHP Dean Keikhefer (-0-0, 0.00)
  • Sunday — vs. Minnesota (Fla.) — 10:00 a.m. — RHP Tony Zych (o-0, ***)

University of Kentucky

  • Friday — vs. Bowling Green St. — 4:00 p.m. — RHP Alex Meyer (1-0, 3.60) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Bowling Green St. — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Taylor Rogers (1-0, 0.00) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — vs. Bowling Green St. — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Logan Darnell (0-0, 3.00) — Gametracker

Western Kentucky University — QTI Baylor Classic

  • Friday — vs. Texas A&M (Tex.) — 6:00 p.m. — RHP Matt Ridings (0-0, 13.50) — Gametracker
  • Saturday — vs. Texas State (Tex.) — 5:00 p.m. — LHP Tanner Perkins (1-0, 0.00) — Gametracker
  • Sunday — @ Baylor (Tex.) — 1:00 p.m. — RHP Shane Cameron (0-0, 3.86)

Murray State University

  • Friday — vs. South Dakota St. — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Chris Craycraft (1-0, 4.50) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. South Dakota St. — 1:00 p.m. — LHP Jake Donze (1-0, 1.50) — Live Stats
  • Sunday — vs. South Dakota St. — 12:00 p.m. — RHP Marc Harmon (1-0, 3.86) — Live Stats

Morhead State University — UNC-Wilmington Hughes Bros. Baseball Classic

  • Friday — vs. Liberty — 12:30 p.m. — RHP Michael Bottoms (1-0, 6.00) — Live Stats
  • Saturday — vs. UNC Wilmington — 1:30 p.m. — RHP Trey Smith (0-1, 12.46)
  • Saturday — vs. Lehigh — 5:00 p.m. — RHP Jeff Arnold (0-0, 9.00)
  • Sunday — vs. Lehigh — 10:00 a.m. — LHP Tyler Hieneman (0-0, 2.57)

Eastern Kentucky University

  • Friday — @ Western North Carolina — 4:00 p.m. — RHP Matt Harris — Gametracker
  • Saturday — @ Western North Carolina — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Stephen Hefler — Gametracker
  • Sunday — @ Western North Carolina — 2:00 p.m. — RHP Anthony Bazzani — Gametracker