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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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OVC Ball
Predicting the OVC race…in mid-December

2016-17 Basketball Standings

OVCOverall

EAST

Belmont8-014-4
Morehead State6-310-12
Tennessee Tech5-39-14
Jacksonville State5-413-11
Tennessee State4-413-8
Eastern Kentucky2-69-14

WEST

UT Martin5-315-8
Murray State5-311-11
SEMO5-310-13
Austin Peay3-57-15
Eastern Illinois1-79-12
SIUE0-85-17
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