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Baseball Takes Pitcher's Duel Over Northern Kentucky, Wins Third Straight

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On a cold afternoon at the Bill Aker Baseball Complex, the Morehead State baseball team used timely hits and a lights-out performance from the bullpen to win 4-2 over Northern Kentucky for its third win in a row.

Morehead State moved to 10-14 on the season with the win.

Trevor Callahan (1-2) picked up his first collegiate win in the contest in his best outing as an Eagle thus far. The freshman right-hander only gave up two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four NKU batters in his longest outing of the season, 4.0 innings.

After falling behind 1-0 in the second inning, Ryley Preece roped a double to left field that scored Brody Shoupe from second to tie the game. Preece then scored on a double steal with Jackson Feltner to give Morehead State a 2-1 lead.

Northern Kentucky scored a run in the fifth to tie the game, but Jarrett Miller remained true to his 2022 form, coming on with runners on second and third and stranding them there to end the inning. Miller pitched two and a third scoreless innings, striking out two along the way.

In the fifth inning, Alex Jacobs extended his hit streak to 14 games with an RBI single into left that gave Morehead State a 3-2 lead. Jacobs also has reached base in 22 straight games, a team high.

Ashton Roy roped a double down the right field line in the seventh inning and advanced to third on a single from Shoupe before scoring on a wild pitch, a big insurance run for the Eagles.

After Miller recorded the first out of the inning in the bottom of the seventh, John Bakke came out of the bullpen and slammed the door on the Norse, retiring the final eight opposing hitters in order to record an eight-out save, his fifth of the season. Bakke now sits alone in third place in saves in the OVC.

Next up for Morehead State is a three-game set with OVC rival Tennessee Tech (15-7) in Cookeville. After that, another contest with Northern Kentucky awaits the Eagles, this time at Allen Field.

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By Hunter Hurst, Morehead State Athletic Media Relations