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Murray State clinched the final series of the regular season with a 8-3 victory over Eastern Kentucky.

With the win Murray State (23-28, 14-15 OVC) must win tomorrow and hope EIU loses a game and SIU-E loses tonight and tomorrow.

Murray State would start the scoring off in the first with Michael Hargrove driving in a run with two outs.

Eastern Kentucky (23-30, 11-17 OVC) Bryan Soloman tripled and Ben Fisher singled to give the Colonels a 2-1 lead. Kyle Nowlin hit a triple in the second to drive in Doug Teegarden.

Anthony Bayus and  Kollin Dowdy hit back to back home runs in the fifth to tie the game up at 3-3.

Matt McGowan would give the Racers the lead back with a double.

Dowdy hit his second home run of the game in the seventh to give the Racers a 5-3 advantage.

Murray State would add a run on in the ninth with a Matt McGowan sac fly. Then would add two insurance runs in the ninth to give the Racers a 8-3 lead.

EKU and Murray State will battle for the last time of the season tomorrow at 1 p.m.


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Compiling all OVC non-conference games

2016 Football Standings

OVC Overall
Jacksonville State 7-0 10-2
UT Martin 6-2 7-5
Tennessee Tech 5-3 5-6
Tennessee State 4-3 7-4
Eastern Illinois 4-4 6-5
Murray State 4-4 4-7
SEMO 3-5 3-8
Eastern Kentucky 2-6 3-8
Austin Peay 0-8 0-11


2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVC Overall

EAST

Belmont 15-1 23-7
Morehead State 10-6 14-16
Jacksonville State 9-7 20-15
Tennessee State 8-8 17-13
Tennessee Tech 8-8 12-20
Eastern Kentucky 5-11 12-19

WEST

UT Martin 10-6 22-13
SEMO 9-7 15-18
Murray State 8-8 16-17
Austin Peay 7-9 11-19
Eastern Illinois 6-10 14-15
SIUE 1-15 6-24


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