EKU Faces Morehead State in Final Non-Conference Baseball Clash

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Eastern Kentucky University’s baseball team is gearing up for its last non-conference game of the regular season, scheduled against Morehead State University on Tuesday. The matchup, initially slated for a later time, has been moved up to 12 p.m. and will be broadcast live on ESPN+.

The Colonels:

  • Despite a challenging season, with a record of 18-34 overall and 12-15 in the ASUN conference, EKU managed to clinch a victory against Florida Gulf Coast over the weekend.
  • Second baseman Justin Carinci has been a standout performer in recent games, boasting a .389 batting average over the last nine matches, along with impressive stats in runs, doubles, and RBIs.
  • Pitcher Joe Clancy has been a reliable asset on the mound, securing three wins in his last five appearances and maintaining an impeccable record of not allowing a single run in 8 2/3 innings.
  • Miguel Larreal has demonstrated patience and discipline at the plate, earning himself a spot among the top ten in the Atlantic Sun Conference with 35 walks.
  • Jack Waters is set to take the mound for the Colonels, making his fourth start of the season. Despite a 0-0 record, Waters has shown promise with a 6.00 ERA and an impressive strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Scouting the Opponent:

  • Morehead State enters the game with a solid 30-21 overall record and a commendable 14-10 standing in the Ohio Valley Conference. They recently secured two victories out of three against Eastern Illinois.
  • Center fielder Ryley Preece and first baseman Roman Kuntz lead the Eagles’ offensive charge, boasting impressive batting averages, home runs, and RBIs.
  • Will Grimmett anchors the bullpen for Morehead State, leading the team with three saves and showcasing a formidable ERA of 3.33.
  • Bradley Poynter is slated to start on the mound for the Eagles, bringing a 3-2 record and a 7.43 ERA into the game.

Inside the Series:

  • EKU holds a historical advantage over Morehead State, with a record of 143-121-1. The Colonels have dominated recent matchups, winning five of the last six encounters.
  • In their most recent clash earlier this season, Morehead State emerged victorious with a decisive 14-7 win, fueled by a standout performance from Ryley Preece.

As the regular season draws to a close, both teams will be looking to make a statement in this final non-conference showdown. With ESPN+ broadcasting the action live, fans can expect an exciting display of baseball prowess on the diamond.

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