After a brutal week last week against some of the nation’s best Eastern Kentucky got back to work at UNC-Asheville on Friday afternoon.
EKU started the game off by ending their 35 inning scoreless drought when UNC-Asheville shortstop, Tommy Houmard, couldn’t make a play on a Bryan Soloman grounder and Doug Teegarden scores on the error.
In the third the Bulldogs would fight back after Phillip Treadway singles. After that single Kyle Towles doubles to put Bulldogs on second and third with just one out. EKU’s Brent Cobb would strike out Tommy Houmard for a big second out and Robert McIntosh would line out to end the Bulldogs scoring threat.
The Colonels would get a big 1 out triple from TJ Alas in the fourth and he would eventually score on a Kenny Hostrander sac fly to make it 2-0 EKU.
A crazy ending to the Colonels half of the 5th hands EKU a 3-0 lead after Sean hagan scores while Bryan Soloman gets in a pickle trying to steal second base.
The Bulldogs would finally respond in the 5th when they are able to get the bases loaded and a balk call scores the run.
In the 9th inning Ben Fisher would single with 2 outs and advance to second on a wild pitch. Then Kyle Nowlin would move him to third on a single and steal second for himself but the Colonels would not be able to add any insurance runs.
Eastern Kentucky would go on and win 3-1. With the victory EKU is now 2-6 on the year and will play UNC-Asheville again tomorrow at 2 pm. Tanner Perkins will get the start for EKU while Dean Roland will take the mound for the Bulldogs.