The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team will host Kentucky State University on Wednesday at Earle Combs Stadium.

The game will begin at 4 p.m.

INSIDE THE SERIES

–  Eastern Kentucky leads the all-time series 19-9.

–  The two teams have not met since 2009.

–  EKU is 6-2 at home this season and 37-22 at Earle Combs Stadium since the reconstruction in 2017. 

THE COLONELS

–  Eastern Kentucky is 10-5 after sweeping a three-game set at home against Oakland University over the weekend.  

–  The Colonels have 49 stolen bases.  That is third in the nation and 24 more than any other Ohio Valley Conference team.

–  Will Johnson second in the nation in stolen bases (14), fourth in walks (21) and 23rd in home runs (5).    

–  Nick Howie is 23rd in the country in on-base percentage (.554) and 29th in walks (15).

–  Aaron Ochsenbein is 10th in NCAA Division I baseball with nine appearances. 

–  Freshman Jacob Ferris will start on the mound for the Colonels.  The right-hander is 1-1 with a 6.08 ERA.  He has 14 strikeouts in 13 and one-third innings of work.

SCOUTING THE OPPONENT

–  Kentucky State is 10-2-1 this season.  The Thoroughbreds will play at Murray State on Tuesday night.  

–  KSU’s series at Oakland City over the weekend was cancelled.  Kentucky State beat Asbury University on Monday, 13-8.

–  Jay Poullard leads the team with a .500 batting average.

–  Russell Sims has a .366 average and a team-best 16 RBIs.  He was 2-for-3 with a walk, three runs and two RBIs as the leadoff hitter on Monday at Asbury.

— www.EKUSports.com —

Kevin Britton

Assistant Athletics Director for Communications & Branding

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