Sweep by Morehead continues UTM woes
Posted: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 12:00 pm
UT Martin had another bad weekend.
The Skyhawks were swept by Morehead in their Ohio Valley Conference series at Skyhawk Field, falling to 10-29 overall and 3-18 in the league.
UTM returns to action today at Central Arkansas. First pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.
Morehead 11, UTM 6
Four UTM players produced multi-hit outings, but Morehead State scored the first eight runs of the game Sunday to complete the weekend sweep.
The Skyhawks were led offensively by Taylor Cox, who went 3-for-4 with a pair of RBI’s out of the No. 6 hole.
Grant Glasser, Sonny Mastromatteo and Nico Zych all had two hits, a run scored and an RBI, while Byron Johann, Luis Paublini and Drew Erie each scored a run.
On the mound, starting pitcher Dalton Potts (4-5) was charged with the loss after allowing eight runs in 22⁄3 innings. John Skubina pitched well in relief, allowing just one run while fanning four over a career-high 51⁄3 innings to give UT Martin a chance at the end of the game.
Morehead 7, UTM 3
The Skyhawks fell behind early and could not recover until the late innings, in Saturday’s loss.
Despite being hit with the loss on the mound, Cox (0-4) fired a career-high seven innings and allowed two earned runs for the second straight start.
Also hitting for himself, Cox picked up a pair of hits, including a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth for his first career long ball.
Glasser (3-for-5) and Hagen Nelson (2-for-3 with an RBI and walk) also led UT Martin offensively. Byron Johann and Luis Paublini each scored a run for the Skyhawks.
Morehead 3, UTM 1
The Skyhawks held the lead for the majority of Friday’s game, but the Eagles closed out the game with three runs in the seventh and eighth innings.
For the most part, sophomore Carter Smith carved up the Eagles, keeping Morehead State scoreless through six innings.
He allowed an unearned run in the seventh before departing in the eighth inning with the score still tied at 1-1. Ultimately, the lefthander was tagged with the loss, falling to 0-3 despite career-highs of 71⁄3 innings and seven strikeouts while conceding just two earned runs on four hits.
Haynes registered two hits to lead UT Martin. Haynes also scored the Skyhawks’ lone run, while Paublini tallied an RBI for UTM.
Published in The WCP 4.23.13