Hits Scarce in 10-3 Loss to Eastern Kentucky
Ballou reaches base for 20th straight game
April 3, 2013
RICHMOND, Ky. -- In the second midweek game in as many days, Marshall’s baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday at Turkey Hughes Field. It was the first of two games to be played between the two programs this season.
Eclipsing the midway point of the 2013 campaign during the loss, Marshall fell to 11-17 (1-2 Conference USA). EKU snapped a string of eight straight losses and improved to 6-19.
Isaac Ballou went 1-for-4, waiting until the top of the eighth to reach base and extend his streak of getting on to 20 games. The senior’s single turned into the Thundering Herd’s first run and came after the Colonels had already built a 10-0 lead.
Marshall got two more runs in the ninth on a Johnathan Beary one-out double.
Freshman Travis Myers, in his second start of the season, was 2-for-4 at the dish, singling in each of his first two at-bats.
Kolin Stanley (0-1) took the loss despite giving up no earned runs. The redshirt sophomore ran into trouble in the third, his only inning of work, when back-to-back singles were followed by a walk and a costly two-out error that scored two runs for the Colonels.
Marshall committed three errors in the loss, each resulting in runs for EKU.
Freshman Sam Hunter threw two perfect innings of relief during the fifth and sixth. The southpaw struck out three, including two looking.
Josh King was also perfect, gathering a strikeout in 1.2 innings.
The Herd struggled on offense with only seven hits coming its way, but still managed to out-hit EKU 7-6.
Marshall will return home for an upcoming weekend series against No. 19 Houston (23-6, 5-1 Conference USA). Games will run Friday through Sunday at Appalachian Power Park in Charleston, W.Va. Friday and Saturday’s first pitch is set for 2:05 p.m. Sunday’s finale will begin at 10 a.m.