MOREHEAD, Ky. – After three and a fifty percent innings of what seemed to be a pitchers’ duel, runs arrived in bunches for both of those Belmont and the Morehead Point out baseball crew, but the Eagles (15-17, 5-2 OVC) prevailed and took the sequence opener 12-7.
Starter Luke Helton (W, 2-4) took the ball for the Eagles and shut down the Bruins (21-12, 7-3 OVC) for the initially 4 innings, holding the opposition scoreless through four. Helton was roughed up a bit in the fifth and sixth, supplying up six operates about all those two frames, but his reliable commence to the contest gained him his second get of 2022, and allowed MSU to take the direct early and maintain it right up until the quite end.
In the next inning, Nick Gooden led off with a one to established the stage for Chase Vinson, who blasted a two-run residence run over the ideal subject fence to give Morehead Condition a 2- guide early on.
5 operates crossed in the base of the fourth for Morehead State, such as 1 on a shift-beating one by Brody Shoupe to get started the offensive barrage. Ryley Preece then stepped in and tripled down the correct area line, clearing the bases in the method. He then scored on an RBI groundout from Jackson Feltner that gave the Eagles a 7- direct.
Belmont didn’t go absent quietly even though, reducing the score to 7-4 in the fifth on a two-run double and a two-run homer. Morehead Condition erased their get the job done in the bottom half even so, as Isaias Guzman smacked a two-run solitary prior to Chase Vinson went deep all over again for his next two-run home run of the day and fifth of the season to make it 11-4.
Tommy Crider chased Luke Helton in the sixth with a two-run homer, but Jarrett Miller came on for him and struck out the aspect to stop the inning with the rating standing at 11-6. Next a scoreless two halves, Chase Vinson (3-3, 2 HR, 5 RBI) saved his profession day likely with an RBI double down the correct field line.The three-hit performance was VInson’s next three-strike match of the time, his first coming versus Eastern Michigan on March 5th.
A single far more operate crossed for Belmont, but it was far too minor, way too late as John Bakke took the ball from Miller and slammed the doorway on the Bruins’ comeback hopes in an inning and two-thirds of get the job done. Bakke notched a couple of strikeouts in the non-conserve circumstance, bringing his K full to 41 on the year.
Game two of the final OVC series concerning the two rivals comes Friday at 5 p.m. ET. Alex Kafka will take the ball for Morehead State, as they glance to win their tenth straight series in the pleasant confines of Allen Area. The recreation is not accessible on ESPN+, but live stats will be delivered with a url out there on the baseball routine site.