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March 27, 2013

OVC BASEBALL: West Virginia tops EKU, 16-9, on snowy day at Turkey Hughes Field

RICHMOND — The Colonels’ offense showed some life Tuesday against West Virginia at Turkey Hughes Field.

EKU had nine hits and posted its second-highest run total of the season, but still came up short.

The Mountaineers scored five times in the eighth and went on to pick up a 16-9 win over the Colonels. With the loss, EKU falls to 5-15 on the season.

The Colonels scored just seven runs combined during a three-game sweep by Belmont last weekend in Richmond. They entered the non-conference midweek game ranked 10th in the OVC in both hits (171) and runs (94).

EKU scored in five seperate innings against WVU  and got a 2-for-5 performance at the plate from Shaun Ball, including a three-run home run, which cut the WVU lead to 6-3 in the third.

It was his third homer of the spring.

Trailing 8-4 in the bottom of the sixth, EKU scored two runs to close the gap. John Wilson’s RBI double accounted for one of the runs.

West Virginia (11-13) scored one in the seventh before exploding for five in the eighth and two more in the ninth. Ryan Tuntland had an RBI double and Alan Filauro a two-run single in the eighth inning.

Kyle Nowlin and Kenny Hostrander had back-to-back triples in the bottom of the eighth. Wilson’s sacrifice fly capped the two-run inning for the  Colonels.

Hostrander went 2-for-2 with three runs scored, an RBI and a pair of walks. Wilson had two hits in  four at bats, three RBI and a run scored.

Tuntland led the Mountaineer attack with a 4-for-6 performance. He scored four times and drove in two. Filauro also went 4-for-6 with four RBIs  and a run scored.

Cameron Langfels started and went three innings, allowing six runs. Chris Cervantes went 1/3rd of an inning, Eric Nerl went 2 2/3rds innings, Matt Lynch pitched 1 1/3 innings and Cody Creamer pitched the final 1 2/3 innings.

The Colonels take to the road for a three-game, non-conference series at Southern Illinois University beginning on Thursday. First pitch is scheduled  for 4 p.m.

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