The Richmond Register

Sports

March 29, 2013

OVC BASEBALL: EKU falls on road

RICHMOND — The Eastern Kentucky University baseball team jumped out to a 2-0 lead, but couldn’t hold off Southern Illinois University and suffered a 6-2 loss Thursday in Carbondale, Ill.

The loss was the fifth-straight for the Colonels (5-16).

EKU drew first blood with two runs in the top of the third. Kenny Hostrander led off the inning with a hit, but it looked as if he’d be stranded after the next two batters were retired. Demetrius Moorer drew a walk to keep the inning going. Doug Teegarden followed with a two-run double down the left field line.

It was the freshman’s second double of the season.

Southern Illinois got on the board in a big way in the bottom of the fifth. After a strikeout to start the inning, five straight Salukis reached base. A single by Jake Welch drove in two and tied the score. A single by Matt Jones put SIU on top 3-2.

EKU starter Brent Cobb gave up only three hits in the first four innings but allowed four hits in the fifth.

The Salukis pulled away in the eighth. After a pop-up, four straight batters reached base. With the bases loaded, Wes Neece drove in two of  the runners with a double down the right field line, just out of the reach of first baseman Bryan Soloman.

A third runner scored on a wild pitch.

Teegarden finished with two hits in four at bats and two RBI. Welch went 3-for-5 with a run and two RBI for SIU.

Cobb (2-5) went 7 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs on 11 hits, walked one and struck out four. Sam Coonrad (2-2) gave up two runs on four hits in seven and one third innings. He walked two and struck out five.

The Colonels and Salukis will continue their three-game series with game two at 3:30 p.m. today.

1
Text Only
Sports
AP Video
Ariz. Inmate Dies 2 Hours After Execution Began Crash Kills Teen Pilot Seeking World Record LeBron James Sends Apology Treat to Neighbors Raw: Funeral for Man Who Died in NYPD Custody Migrants Back in Honduras After US Deports Israeli American Reservist Torn Over Return Raw: ISS Cargo Ship Launches in Kazakhstan Six Indicted in StubHub Hacking Scheme Former NTSB Official: FAA Ban 'prudent' EPA Gets Hip With Kardashian Tweet Bodies of MH17 Victims Arrive in the Netherlands Biden Decries Voting Restrictions in NAACP Talk Broncos Owner Steps Down Due to Alzheimer's US, UN Push Shuttle Diplomacy in Mideast Trump: DC Hotel Will Be Among World's Best Plane Crashes in Taiwan, Dozens Feared Dead Republicans Hold a Hearing on IRS Lost Emails Raw: Mourners Gather As MH17 Bodies Transported Robot Parking Valet Creates Stress-free Travel Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Poll

What county fair attraction do you like most?

Amusement rides
Beauty pageants
Flora Hall craft exhibits
Horse shows
Livestock, poultry shows
Truck, tractor pulls
Mud, dirt races
Gospel sing
I like them all
     View Results