Eastern Kentucky University baseball 2019
Courtesy EKU Athletics

Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team lost 7-3 at the University of Kentucky on Tuesday.

EKU senior Ryland Kerr led off the game with a single through the left side for the first official hit at UK’s new Kentucky Proud Park.

Kentucky (4-3) got on the board first.  With two outs in the bottom of the second, Cam Hill reached base on a throwing error and Dalton Reed scored on the play.  The Wildcats added to the lead with three runs in the bottom of the fifth, including T.J. Collett’s two-run home run over the wall in left field.

EKU (6-3) scratched out a run in the top of the sixth.  Marcus Hill drew a one-out walk, moved to second and third on back-to-back wild pitches.  He then scored on Kerr’s ground ball to short.

UK pulled away with three runs in the bottom of the sixth to make it 7-1.

Logan Thomason’s two-out, two-run, bases loaded hit through the left side in the top of the ninth set the final score.

Kerr finished the day 1-for-4 with an RBI.  Thomason was 1-for-1 with two driven in.

Collett had one hit in five at bats, scored a run and drove in two.  Alex Rodriguez was 2-for-2 with two walks.

The Colonels will host Boston College and Evansville this weekend.  Please monitor EKUSports.com for changes to the schedule.  EKU and BC will play at 4 p.m. on Friday.  Eastern and Evansville will face each other at 4 p.m. on Saturday and again at noon on Sunday.  The weekend concludes with a second game against Boston College at 4 p.m. Sunday.

— www.EKUSports.com —

Kevin Britton

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding

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