On May 1, the Eastern Michigan University baseball team played the final game of a three game series against Bowling Green State University at Oestrike Stadium in Ypsilanti, MI. The match resulted in a 19-4 victory for the Eagles over the Falcons.
The Eagles from a three-run output resulting from home runs made by Warkentin and Freshman Aaron Dolney early in the game. Dolney had a home run and two RBI.
Senior Daniel Warkentin hit three home runs to contribute to the Eagles’ win. Warkentin’s three home runs are tied for third most in a game this season, behind Georgetown’s Ubaldo Lopez and Yale’s Jake Gehri who have hit more in a contest. He went 3-for-5 from the plate and brought in three RBIs.
Junior Luke Russo provided a dominant pitching effort for the Eagles, throwing five shutout innings and seven strikeouts, only conceding two hits and two walks.
Senior Brady Huebbe showcased a powerful bat at the plate, hitting 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, tallying four RBI. Huebbe surpassed 100 career hits, joining teammate and senior Shane Easter in the 100+ hit club.
Senior Will Oberg added to the Eagles’ dominance at the plate, hitting 3-for-4, completing a double, a home run, and three RBI.
Collectively the Eagles ended up with eight home runs, recording a new season-high that surpassed the previous six at Morehead State on Mar. 5.
Eight home runs is the seventh-most by any team in a single game in the NCAA Division I this season and the second-highest number in the program’s history. 19 runs by EMU is also a season best, as well as 20 hits for the victory.
Next up, the Eagles will battle Northern Illinois in a four-game series on May 6-8 at Ralph McKinzie Field in DeKalb, IL. The first game for Friday is set to play at 3 p.m. CT (4 p.m. ET).