Skyhawks one-up again
Posted: Wednesday, May 11, 2011 12:02 am
By: UTM Sports Information
UT Martin sent four runs across the plate in its final two innings to secure a 9-8 triumph over Morehead State at Skyhawk Field on Sunday.
With the win, UTM wins its third straight Ohio Valley Conference series and is now 9-8 in the OVC, which is tied for the third-best mark in the league standings.
The Skyhawks split a doubleheader on Saturday, falling 10-9 in Game 1, but prevailing 7-6 in the nightcap.
UT Martin will play at Belmont on Wednesday.
UTM 9, Morehead 8
In his first start since April 23 at Eastern Kentucky, senior Drew Mason gave the Skyhawks a lift at the plate with three hits.
Mason was one of six Skyhawks who drove in at least one run, as Chase Okey led UT Martin with two RBI.
Morehead 10-6, UTM 9-6
Karlen scored the game-winning run in Game 2.
With UT Martin trailing by a run heading into the bottom of the seventh, Matt Milligan provided the game-tying RBI with a two-out single to second base to extra innings.
In the first game, UT Martin’s bats provided an early lead, but a big Morehead State fourth inning and two late runs carried the Eagles to the victory.