Midweek Victory for Eagles Baseball
Freshman pitcher Kyle Huckaby (2-1) earned his second win of the season as the Eastern Michigan University (13-19, 4-5 MAC) men’s baseball team beat Mid-American Conference foe Bowling Green State University (9-18, 3-6 MAC) by a score of 4-1 on Wednesday evening in Ypsilanti.
Huckaby gave up a season low in hits with three and another season low in runs against with one in six and one-third innings pitched.
The game saw the Eagles bounce back from Tuesday’s massive defeat at the hands of the University of Michigan with four earned runs on five hits and a season low for the team of three players left on base.
Eastern Michigan’s earned two hits from Jordan Peterson and John Montgomery. Senior Adam Dennison went 3-for-3 on the night. The three players who earned hits for the Eagles also earned the teams only three RBIs.
In the third inning, Jordan Peterson grounded out to shortstop which allowed Austin Wilson to score, bringing the game to 1-1 after three innings.
Three innings later, Mitchell McGeein got walked and allowed Jordan Peterson to score. John Montgomery came up to the plate and singled to right field and allowed John Rubino to score. Adam Dennison then singled and allowed McGeein to score. At the end of six innings, the score was 4-1.
Eagles relief pitcher Matthew Beaton earned his first save of the season, pitching for two innings and giving up no hits while striking out three.
Final score on the night was 4-1 in favor of the Eagles.
Eastern Michigan University baseball will travel to MAC rival Central Michigan University to take on the Chippewa’s in a weekend series. The first game of the series is on April 10 and first pitch is set for 3:05 p.m.
Central Michigan holds a record of 21-12 and a conference record of 7-2.
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