Nunnally and Carinci Power EKU Baseball to 14-5 Win Over Morehead State

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Tait Nunnally hit a 2-run homer, and Justin Carinci racked up four hits, including his first home run of the season, leading Eastern Kentucky University to a 14-5 victory over Morehead State University on Tuesday.

Early Momentum for the Colonels

The Colonels wasted no time getting on the board. Carinci opened the game with a double to right center, advanced to third on a fly out, and scored on a Conner Davis sacrifice fly. After Max Williams singled through the left side, freshman outfielder Nunnally blasted his 11th home run of the season over the right field wall, giving EKU a 3-0 lead.

Building the Lead

EKU extended their lead in the second inning. With the bases loaded and no outs, DJ Sullivan scored when Carinci was hit by a pitch. Miguel Larreal’s RBI single to center made it 5-0, and Davis drove in two more with a single to right field.

Morehead State’s Response

The Eagles (30-22) narrowed the gap in the third inning. After a bad bounce on a ground ball loaded the bases with two outs, Nick Gooden hit a 2-run single to center. Hunter Thomas added another run with an infield single, reducing the deficit to 7-3.

Colonels’ Continued Dominance

The Colonels (19-34) answered back in the fourth with four more runs. Carinci’s 2-run single to left highlighted the inning, making it 11-3. Carinci later hit his first home run of the season in the ninth. Nunnally’s double down the right field line added two more runs, bringing the final score to 14-5.

Standout Performances

Carinci finished 4-for-5 with three runs and four RBIs. Nunnally went 3-for-6, scoring twice and driving in four runs. Davis contributed by going 1-for-1 with three RBIs.

EKU starter Jack Watters struck out six in three innings, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks.

Morehead State Highlights

For the Eagles, Gooden went 2-for-4 with a walk and two RBIs, while Roman Kuntz finished 2-for-5 with two runs scored.

Upcoming Series

The Colonels will conclude the regular season with a three-game series at home against Jacksonville, starting on Thursday.

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