Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team saw the University of Cincinnati score five runs in the fifth inning to pull out a 5-2 victory on Wednesday at Marge Schott Stadium.
The Colonels (23-18) grabbed the early lead when Will Johnson led off the game with a walk and later scored on a wild pitch in the top of the first.
The Bearcats (19-21) got all the runs they would need in the bottom of the fifth. Mitch Holding and Jeremy Johnson began the inning with back-to-back home runs. Wyatt Stapp brought home what would prove to be the winning run with an RBI single to right field. A balk and a bases loaded hit-by-a-pitch allowed the home team to score two more times in the inning.
Johnson had an RBI single in the sixth to get EKU within three, but the Colonels never got any closer.
Five different Eastern Kentucky players had one hit each. Johnson finished 1-for-4 with a walk, a run and an RBI. Stapp was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Cincinnati.
The Colonels take to the road for a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series at in-state rival Murray State this weekend. Friday’s series opener is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET.
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