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Eastern Michigan baseball player Jackson Martin steps up to bat during the Eagles' game against Kent State in Ypsilanti, 16 April.

EMU baseball splits Saturday double-header with Bowling Green

EMU baseball hosted Bowling Green for game two and three of the four-game series

The Eastern Michigan University baseball team hosted Bowling Green on Apr. 30, for games two and three of a four-game series.

Saturday's doubleheader marked the 60th matchup between the Eagles and Falcons since 1999.

In the first game of the series, the Eagles fell short against Bowling Green in a low scoring affair. The final score favored Bowling Green 2-1, bringing the Eagles' win-loss record versus the Falcons to (39-21).

While the Eagles struggled offensively, freshman Adam Falinski recorded a dominant showing on the mound. Falinski struck out a total of 11 Bowling Green hitters over seven innings and only conceded two earned runs.

In the second game of the day, the Eagles soared to a 6-3 victory over the Falcons, improving EMU's win-loss record versus Bowling Green to (40-21).

EMU struck early, tallying three runs off a home run by Matt Kirk in the first inning. The Eagles' lead in the first inning would hold until the final score.

Senior Hopkins tallied four hits on the day, tying a career-high as an Eagle.

EMU pitchers faced 36 Bowling Green hitters in the game, striking out nine. Zach Fruit accounted for six of the strikeouts and Trevor House collected the other three.

Next week the Eagles will be hosting Northern Illinois for a four-game series on Friday, May. 6.

For more information and to stay up to date on EMU men’s baseball, you can visit EMUEagles.com.