Lefthander Greg Moviel got his first start of the season, pitching 1-1/2 innings. Moviel got off to a rocky start, throwing several wild pitches in the first inning and walking Murray's lead off hitter. Moviel recovered to strike out Murray's fourth at bat, holding the thoroughbreds scoreless.
Murray State catcher Dustin Hennigar advanced to second on a sacrifice grounder by Michal Perconte. The Thoroughbreds would go on to score their only 2 runs of the game before the second inning was over.
With the bases loaded and two outs in the top of second, Murray State threatened to take the lead. Sophomore right-hander Michael Wagner relieved Moviel at the mound. Murray State's next batter, left fielder Clint Griggs, grounded out to end the inning with the game tied. Wagner held Murray State to 1 hit and 0 runs through 3 1/2 innings.
Mike Baxter stole home in the fourth inning while Aaron Garza was at bat, putting the Commodores up 3-2. Tony Mansolino attempted the same feat in the sixth inning but was caught stealing at home plate.
The bottom of the fifth brought the most controversial call of the game. Richardson was hit by a ball and walked to first after assuming the wild pitch call. The umpire, however, called a foul ball and demanded Richardson return home. After deliberations with both coaches and other referees the foul call stayed. Richardson then struck out swinging and was followed by quick outs from Jones and Baxter to end the inning.
Freshmen left-hander David Price stepped in for Wagner at the top of the sixth inning. Price held the Thoroughbreds to one hit through the sixth and seventh innings. Price was relieved by Cody Crowell, who struck out two hitters in the eighth inning. Senior Ryan Rote threw the final inning, striking out Murray State's DH to end the game 5-2.