LEXINGTON – Kentucky's baseball team saw an eight-game win streak snapped today, as Kentucky fell to Morehead State University 12-5 at Hagan Field.
Kentucky trotted five freshmen pitchers to the mound, choosing to hold their normal starters for the five-game trip to the Sunshine State. The Eagles countered with staff ace Adrian Duran. Duran went 7 1/3 innings and earned the win to improve his record to 3-1.
Kentucky allowed the opposition to score first for the first time this season when the Eagles plated three runs in the top of the second. The Wildcats answered with a run in the home half of the inning. Morehead extended its lead to 5-1 in the third.
The Eagles added two more runs in the fourth, and then tacked on three more in the top of the seventh, giving Morehead State a 10-1 lead. Kentucky was able to rally for four runs in the final four innings, but the Eagles lead proved insurmountable.
Morehead State's Bryan Engram was the offensive star of the game. Engram went 4-for-5, drove in three runs, and scored three runs. Eight of the Eagles reached base safely via base hits, and the visitors finished with 15 for the game.
Kentucky was led offensively by Antone DeJesus and Billy Grace, with two hits each. The rest of the Kentucky line up was anemic, and produced only two hits.
Scott Green is expected to take the mound Friday against Northern Iowa in Bradenton, Florida. First pitch is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET. The game will be the first of five games Kentucky will play in the Sunshine State. Kentucky will also play Illinois State, two games against Rhode Island and Miami (Ohio).
Kentucky falls to MSU, 12-5
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