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Preece Hits for the Cycle as Baseball Eagles Claim Series Win Over EKU

Mar 13, 2021

Credit MSU Athletics

Freshman center-fielder Ryley Preece became the first Morehead State player to hit for the cycle since 2018 in the first game as the Eagle baseball team claimed a series win over rival Eastern Kentucky with a 14-5 victory Saturday afternoon.

The Colonels turned the tables and claimed the series finale of the doubleheader 11-0 in seven innings.

Morehead State moved to 2-1 in OVC play and 7-7 overall, while the Colonels sit at 5-9 and 1-2 in the league now.

Preece had a triple in the first inning, a double in the second, his first career home run in the fifth and a single to lead off the eighth. The Johnson Central (Ky.) High School product also scored three times.

The Eagles start a mid-week two-game set at West Virginia on Tuesday at 3 p.m. ET.