murray baseball 300MURRAY, Ky. (3/18/13) – Murray State first baseman Mike Kozlowski hit for the cycle and drove in four runs, while second baseman Dylan Wheeler hit a grand slam and drove in six runs as the Breds erased an early seven-run deficit to defeat UT Martin 15-13 in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Reagan Field.
With the game tied 12-12 in the bottom of the seventh, Brandon Eggenschwiler singled to right field and scored when Kozlowski completed the cycle with a triple off the top of the fence in right center. Wheeler followed two batters later with an RBI double to left center, before scoring on a Dalton West RBI single up the middle.
UTM threatened in the top of the ninth as they loaded the bases on a hit by pitch and a pair of walks to start the inning. Brock Downey settled in from there as he got a strikeout, an RBI groundout to second base and a flyout to center to end the game.
Downey (2) earned the save as he walked one and struck out one in one inning of work.
The Skyhawks (7-11, 1-4 OVC) got on the board early as a throwing error to start the game was followed by a single into right center. A wild pitch moved both runners up a base for Byron Johann to deliver a two-run single back through the middle.
UTM extended its lead in a big way in the third as they sent 10 hitters to plate, scoring five times. They loaded the bases with one before a passed ball and a two-run double down the left-field line scored three runs. The fourth run came in to score on a throwing error, while the fifth scored on a sacrifice fly to right field.
The Breds (9-10, 3-2 OVC) had an answer in the home-half of the inning as they matched the Skyhawks by scoring five runs of their own. Taylor Mathews started the one-out rally by beating out a chopper to second base. Eggenschwiler followed with a walk and Kozlowski delivered an RBI single to center field. Noah Zipko followed with a single to left to load the bases.
The Skyhawks quickly regained the momentum as a pair of singles started the fourth inning for Wade Collins to deliver an RBI double just inside the first-base line. Nico Zych followed by plating two runs with a single to center field.
The wild high-scoring affair continued in the bottom of the fourth as the Breds took their first lead of the game. The inning started with walks to Ty Stetson and Mathews, before Eggenschwiler reached on a hard hit grounder off the first baseman. With one out, Zipko drew a bases-loaded walk to score Stetson. Wheeler stepped into the box against the new Skyhawk reliever by hitting the second pitch he saw over the fence in right field for a grand slam. The rally continued with two outs as West reached on a bad hop single over the head of the shortstop and Paul Ritzheimer walked. Stetson delivered in his second at bat of the inning with an RBI single to right field.
UTM tied the game in the fifth as Matt Young hit a two-double to left center and scored on Johann’s bloop double to right field.
MSU regained the lead in the home-half of the inning as Kozlowski hit a solo home run to right field.
The Skyhawks tied the game in the top of the seventh without the virtue of a base hit. A hit by pitch, followed by a wild pitch and a groundout moved a runner to third with one out. The third-base umpire then called a balk to score the tie run.
Cameron Wallace (1-0) got credit for the victory after allowing one run on two walks and a strikeout over 1.1 innings. Trevor Lundgrin (0-1) took the loss after giving up three runs on four hits over two innings.
Kozlowski finished the day 4-for-6 with three RBIs and four runs scored. Wheeler went 3-for-5 with a grand slam, six RBIs and three runs scored. Eggenschwiler added four hits in five at bats, while West added three hits and three RBIs.
The two teams will play the second game of the doubleheader approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of the first game.
SurfKY News
Information provided by John Brush
Graphics provided by SurfKY Graphics your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

1 DOW 16,472.37
+200.36 (1.23%)    
2 S&P 1,951.36
+27.54 (1.43%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,707.77
+80.69 (1.74%)    

Stock Report Sponsored by

In Other News...

Wolf Week Celebration Returns to LBL Oct. 3-9

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — Celebrate Wolf Week, Oct. 3-9, at Woodlands Nature Station in Land Between The Lakes National… Read More

Upcoming Events at Land Between the Lakes

KENTUCKY (10/2/15) — Land Between the Lakes offers a variety of fun programs for all ages and interests. Have you heard… Read More

Most Read This Week

September 30, 2015 9913

Dawson Woman Dead After Princeton Factory…

by SurfKY News
October 01, 2015 6615

UPDATE: Madisonville Woman Charged after Bank…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 29, 2015 5782

UPDATED: Witness Describes Crash at Dawson…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
September 28, 2015 4464

Woman Charged with Methamphetamine Possession…

by SurfKY News
September 30, 2015 3974

Four Arrested After Allegedly Exposing Children…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

September 04, 2015 35081

UPDATE: Attack on WKP Never Happened, Say Police

by SurfKY News
September 16, 2015 11987

Mining Accident Fatality - Update

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

October 02, 2015 1522

Mahr Park Project Manager Describes Present,…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1378

Hopkins County Health Department Food Scores Thru…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1237

KSP Post 2 Welcomes New Commander

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1138

KSP Arrests Man On Gun Charge

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1053

Madisonville Police Reports Released

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 1006

Sinister On Center Horror House Begins Tonight in…

by SurfKY News
October 03, 2015 964

Happenings, Meetings Listed for Following Week

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 774

Elkton Man Charged with Alleged Assault

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 739

‘Right-to-Try’ for Terminally Ill Kentuckians: A…

by SurfKY News
October 02, 2015 688

Gov. Beshear, Beam Officials Celebrate Urban…

by SurfKY News