Weak pitching leads to 6-0 loss at Notre Dame

Freshman Brent Mattson delivers a pitch against Wayne State on March 25 2015.

The baseball team at Eastern Michigan University (9-17, 2-4 MAC) dropped their third straight game on Tuesday evening when they traveled to South Bend, Ind., to take on Notre Dame (17-10, 3-9 ACC).

The Eagles were shut out 6-0 by the Fighting Irish even though the Eagles had racked up more hits. Eastern ended the night with 10 hits, but left seven runners on base.

Freshman pitcher Adam Hornstra made his first start of the year for the Eagles pitching only 3 innings and giving up 4 runs on 5 hits while also garnering the loss. Hornstra was replaced in the fourth inning by fellow freshman Brent Mattson, who fared better against the Fighting Irish, allowing only 2 runs on 2 hits and earning 2 strikeouts on the night.

Notre Dame took an early lead in the second inning after a Ryan Lidge single lead to the first score of the game. The Irish took a more commanding lead after five consecutive base-hits and a walk with the bases loaded that led to 4-0 score after four innings.

The game went scoreless until the eighth inning when Notre Dame added two more runs to their tally, leaving the game at 6-0 after the Eagles failed to mount a comeback.

Eastern Michigan centerfielder Austin Wilson had the best night at the plate for the Eagles, going 2-for-3. The team’s leader in runs batted in, Mitchell McGeein, struggled at the plate going 1-for-4 on the night.

Looking Forward:

The Eastern Michigan University baseball team will look to end their losing streak when they host the Michigan State Spartans (12-13, 2-4 BIGTEN) at Oestrike Stadium, at 6 p.m. on April 1.

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