Eastern Kentucky opened up a 3 game series today vs #5 South Carolina Gamecocks.
After the Louisville blow out loss I wasn’t sure how this team would come out today but luckily they were ready.
EKU would be led on the mound by Senior Brent Cobb who threw 5.2 inning, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits and just 2 walks.
The scoring would begin in the second inning when South Carolina Junior Kyle Martin hit a solo shot. Then teammate Sophomore Max Schrock would match him in the third.
The Colonels would keep them off the board agin until the 6th inning when Joey Pankake would double to open the inning. Pankake would eventually score on a fielder’s choice play at the plate. Next batter Brison Celek would hit a shot into left field scoring Grayson Greiner. The Colonels would pull the senior pitcher and bring in a freshman Caleb Johnson who pitched perfectly. He pitched 2.1 innings with a strikeout. He would retire all seven batters he faced.
South Carolina would not let their starting pitcher go for a complete game shutout as they brought on Junior Cody Mincey in the 8th.
Joel Seddon would close out the Colonels in the 9th with 2 strikeouts. #5 South Carolina beat EKU 4-0.
South Carolina now has 33 straight shutout innings of baseball. There’s a reason they are the #5 team in the nation.
There was an offensive star for the Colonels today. Kyle Nowlin went 3-3 with a double, 2 singles, and a walk.
Game 2 in the series will be tomorrow at 4 pm.
Game 2 will feature Senior Tanner Perkins of EKU facing Sophomore Jack Wynkoop of South Carolina.