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Herd Baseball Looks Forward to Eventful Midweek

Nathan Gomez has hit safely in Marshall's last eight games

April 29, 2013

CBS GameTracker: MSU | EKU

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Two of the Marshall baseball team’s final three midweek games of the 2013 season are scheduled for this week as the Thundering Herd will play Morehead State on Tuesday before facing Eastern Kentucky on Wednesday. 

The Last Meeting
Morehead State7
April 17, 2012
Huntington, W.Va.
Early Lead Slips Away; Herd Falls to MSU 7-2
An early lead vanished Tuesday at the Kennedy Center as Marshall's baseball team fell to visiting Morehead State 7-2.

The Last Meeting
Eastern Kentucky10
April 3, 2013
Richmond, Ky.
Hits Scarce in 10-3 Loss to Eastern Kentucky
In the second midweek game in as many days, Marshall's baseball team suffered a 10-3 loss to Eastern Kentucky at Turkey Hughes Field. It was the first of two games to be played between the two programs this season.

Tuesday’s game will be played at Linda K. Epling Stadium in Beckley, W.Va., at 4:30 p.m.  Wednesday’s game will take place at V.A. Memorial Stadium, home of the Chillicothe Paints, in Chillicothe, Ohio, at 3 p.m. 

Each game can be tracked through CBS GameTracker or by following Marshall baseball’s official Twitter account @MU_Baseball. 

Marshall (16-26, 5-10 Conference USA) is 57-72-3 in the all-time series against Morehead State (15-30, 9-12 Ohio Valley Conference).  The Eagles represent one of three teams the Herd has met more than 100 times (Charleston (W.Va.) and Ohio).

Morehead State defeated Marshall twice last season, with wins of 11-8 (March 13) and 7-2 (April 17).  Sophomore Eric Escobedo went 3-for-4 with an RBI in the April meeting. 

Marshall is 28-38 all-time versus Eastern Kentucky (15-26, 11-10 Ohio Valley Conference) which includes a 10-3 loss on April 3 of this season.  In that meeting, senior Nathan Gomez and freshman Travis Myers each finished with two hits. 

Since the April 3 meeting, Marshall and EKU have experienced contrasting success as the Herd is 5-9 over the last month and the Colonels are 9-6.  Eastern Kentucky’s 9-6 record during the last four weeks includes a three-game series sweep at Morehead State and a 10-3 loss to the Ohio Bobcats.