Early Lead Slips Away; Herd Falls to MSU 7-2|
April 17, 2012
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- An early lead vanished Tuesday at the Kennedy Center as Marshall's baseball team fell to visiting Morehead State 7-2.
Things looked up for the Thundering Herd after three innings of play as starting pitcher Wayland Moore had worked near perfect, retiring eight of the first nine batters he faced and striking out four of the first five. Freshman Andrew Dundon had also given Moore the 1-0 lead on an RBI-groundout in the second.
However, a four-run fourth where Morehead State capitalized on two Herd errors saw the Eagles soar into the lead. MSU added a run in the fifth and two in the sixth to put the game away.
Moore gave up only two earned runs in the fourth but took the loss to move to 1-2 on the season. The junior southpaw allowed three hits and a walk while striking out four in 3.0 innings on the mound.
Garrick Whittle took the win on the MSU side, going 7.0 innings and allowing five hits and three walks. The junior struck out six and was dealt just two runs - only one of which was earned.
Freshman Eric Escobedo went 3-for-4 with three singles and an RBI at the dish. His RBI single came in the sixth when Alfredo Brito was hit by a pitch then moved over by Thor Meeks and Stafford in the ensuing at-bats.