Eagles fall to U of M in extras

The Eastern Michigan University baseball team fell to no. 13 University of Michigan in an extra inning thriller on Tuesday, April 11 in Ann Arbor. The Eagles lost by a score of 2-1 in this 13 inning affair.

The University of Michigan jumped ahead early in the second inning, as they plated one run after grounding into a double play. The score would stay the same until the seventh inning, when the lone run for the Eagle’s offense came off of a single to left field from infielder Devin Hager, scoring outfielder Jordan Peterson, evening up the score at one run a piece.

This game was highlighted by a great pitching performance from senior Kevin Shul, who held the No. 13 University of Michigan to just one run over six innings while striking out four batters and only walking two. Freshman James Harness came on to pitch in relief in the seventh inning, firing off six scoreless innings to get the Eagles through 12 innings, still tied at 1-1.

The University of Michigan eventually won on a walk off double to center field in the bottom of the 13th inning, winning by a score of 2-1. The Eagles now move to a 12-20 record on the season

The Eagles, who have won five of their last seven games, will next head to Columbus to take on Ohio State University on Wednesday, April 12. 

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