The Eastern Michigan baseball stays hot with a win over Ohio State by a score of 3-1 in Columbus on Wednesday, April 12.
The Eagles jumped out on top in the first inning, scoring a pair of runs from a single off of the bat of outfielder John Montgomery, making the score 2-0. For starting pitcher Justin McMurtrey, it was easy sailing to start the game, as he scattered three hits through the first three innings. McMurtrey ran into trouble in the bottom of the fourth inning, as he let up a run, making the score 2-1, still in favor of the Eagles.
Justin Thompson came on to pitch in relief for McMurtrey in the fourth inning, getting the final out of the inning to limit the damage, keeping the Eagles ahead on the scoreboard. Thompson pitched four more dominant innings, while not allowing a hit and striking out four batters.
The Eagles got another run in the ninth inning off of a home run from first baseman John Hensel Jr, the first of his season. Senior Matthew Beaton would come on to pitch the ninth inning and lock down his third save of the season, securing the 3-1 win for the Eagles. For the Eagles, this is their sixth win over their last eight games.
The Eagles look to stay hot as they head back home to open a three game series against Ohio University at Oestrike Stadium. The first game will be held at 6pm on Friday, April 14.