Strong pitching efforts helps ‘Breds in Saturday victory

Junior pitcher Cameron Finch throws a pitch to sophomore Rick Linton. Finch is now 1-1 for the season. || Beamer Barron/TheNews
Junior pitcher Cameron Finch throws a pitch to sophomore Rick Linton. Finch is now 1-1 for the season. || Beamer Barron/TheNews

Junior pitcher Cameron Finch throws a pitch to sophomore catcher Rick Linton. Finch is now 1-1 for the season. || Beamer Barron/The News

The Thoroughbreds (3-3) defeated the Bowling Green Falcons 2-1 in the middle game of the series.

It was a low hitting game for both teams. Murray State only recorded two hits for the entire game, compared to 11 hits in the previous game against the Falcons (2-3). The teams’ two hits came in the first inning when Junior Ty Stetson hit a lead-off double to center field and in the seventh inning when Junior Brandon Eggenschwiler singled to left field.

Bowling Green recorded seven hits, half of what they had yesterday.

The ‘Breds got the lead early in the first and hung on to the lead for the entire game.

The play started in the first inning when Stetson hit his lead-off double. Senior Brandon Elliot was up to bat next. He reached on a throwing error by the Falcons third baseman redshirted-freshman Trey Keegan. Stetson scored on the play and Elliott advanced to second.

The Falcons starting pitcher, redshirted-junior Mike Frank, threw a wild pitch, which advanced Elliot to third. Senior Dylan Wheeler earned the RBI when he grounded out to first and brought Elliot home. The score at the end of the first was 2-0.

The scored stayed the same for the next three innings before Bowling Green tried to rally in the fifth inning. The team scored one run before ‘Breds starting pitcher, junior Cameron Finch struck out the fourth hitter up. There were no more runs for the rest of the game.

Finch took the win allowing seven hits and one run during 6.2 innings of play. This is Finch’s first win of the season. Reliever sophomore Brock Downey also contributed to the win allowing zero hits in 2.1 innings.

The final game of the series starts at 1 p.m. Sunday.

 Staff Report