The Eastern Michigan baseball teams' bats were held silent by Notre Dame on Wednesday, April 26. The Eagles fell to the Fighting Irish by a score of 0-5 in South Bend, IN.
Runs were hard to come by on Wednesday night, as the Eagles offense scattered nine hits over nine innings without crossing the plate once. The Eagles only got one extra base hit the entire game, coming off of the bat of right fielder John Montgomery in the top of the second inning.
Despite the lack of offense in Wednesday’s affair, the Eagles held the Fighting Irish to just one run through the first seven innings. The Eagles got a strong start out of freshman James Harness, who fired off three scoreless innings and striking out three. Next, Justin McMurtrey came on in relief and threw two innings. The only bad pitch of McMurtrey’s outing resulted in a solo home run for Notre Dame, making the score 0-1.
The score would remain the same until the bottom of the eighth inning, when the Notre Dame offense scored four more runs, making the score 0-5 in favor of the Fighting Irish. Eastern Michigan would go on to lose by that score, moving to a 17-24 record on the season.
The Eagles will next head out to Buffalo, New York, to take on the University at Buffalo in a three game series. Game one of the series will start at 3pm on Friday, April 28.