EKU recap, WKU blowout notes and records

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Check out a recap from EKU’s Tuesday win and more notes from the WKU offensive onslaught:
  • Eastern Kentucky University beat up on NAIA University of the Cumberlands for a 15-2 win Tuesday. Sophomore outfielder Michael Garcia was 2-3 with four RBI and a run scored. Junior outfielder Richie Allen and senior first baseman Anthony Ottrando both homered for the Colonels. (Box Score)
  • You can read the full recap of the Western Kentucky University romp over the University of Kentucky below, but there are just too many stats to consider to condense into one post. The game was played in front of 6,183 fans, the largest crowd to ever watch a college baseball game in Kentucky. WKU became just the fourth team to have 16 consecutive batters reach base in a game and the first since 1998. (Box Score)
  • Mike Stunson of the College Heights Herald recaps the WKU win.
  • Nick Baumgardner of the Bowling Green Daily News also has a recap of the blowout.

Hitter of the Day: C Matt Rice (WKU)

  • Stats: 5-6, 1 HR, 2 2Bs, 3 RBI, 3 R
  • Honorable Mention: Matt Payton (WKU), Jared Andreoli (WKU), Logan Robbins (WKU), Lance Ray (UK), Joey Stevens (EKU), Michael Garcia (EKU)

Pitcher of the Day: RHP Brian Edelen (WKU)

  • Stats: 1-0, 5 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 3 SO
  • Honorable Mention: Ross Hammonds (WKU), Anthony Bazzani (EKU), Chase Greene (UK)
  • Greene gets the nod for being the only UK pitcher with any success against WKU.

BluGrass Baseball Week 10 Midweek Schedule

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The week 10 midweek action is headlined by three intrastate matchups, including two for WKU against the state’s two other NCAA at-large contenders. Murray State is the only school not playing a Kentucky rival this week, though Morehead is off until the weekend. Check out the schedule below with links to gamecasts and probable pitcher when available:

Tuesday

Wednesday

  • WKU @ University of Louisville (13) — 6 p.m. — TBA vs. TBA — Gametracker
  • Murray State University @ Southern Illinois — 3 p.m. (CT) —Live Stats

EKU Schedule Breakdown

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eku logoWe’re doubling up on the schedule breakdowns today with EKU in addition to the UK breakdown below. The Colonels will kick the 2010 season off on Feb. 26. I’ve included in-state games and some other interesting matchups below:

  • March 3 — @ Tennessee
  • April 17-18 — @ Morehead State
  • April 20 — vs. University of the Cumberlands
  • April 28 — @ WKU
  • May 8-9 — vs. Murray State
  • May 18 — @ UofL
  • May 26-30 — OVC tournament

You can see the full schedule here.