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Following one of the most prolific days in Morehead State baseball history, senior catcher Jack Gardner has been voted the OVC Player of the Week.

It is the first weekly honor in his career and the second Player of the Week for the program in 2021, joining Ryley Preece's accolade on April 12.

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Morehead State baseball launched four home runs, including two from senior catcher Jon Burghardt, as the Eagles topped Murray State 11-6 at Allen Field Sunday in a non-Ohio Valley Conference game.

The Eagles (23-16) won three of four from the Racers (22-20) this weekend and have now topped Murray in seven of the previous eight meetings.

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Morehead State freshman first baseman Jackson Feltner launched three home runs, including two in the opening-game win, and senior second baseman Bryce Hensor totaled four hits on the day as the Eagle baseball team split a double dip at Jacksonville State Saturday.

The Eagles pitched a shutout and won 3-0 in the opener before seeing the home team score six times in the sixth after a lengthy weather delay to hold on and hand MSU a 9-5 setback in the nightcap.

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All 10 Morehead State hitters who appeared in Sunday's 14-4 victory over Eastern Illinois had at least one hit and scored at least once, including freshman first baseman Jackson Feltner who finished 4-of-5 with a career-high five RBI at Allen Field.

The Eagles, who recorded three wins over the Panthers in the same season for the first time in program history, improved to 18-13 overall. The game did not count, however, in the OVC standings. Feltner's two-run double in the bottom of the seventh ended the game early as the 10-run rule on the final day of a series was invoked.

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Morehead State's Ryley Preece had a week to remember, and his prolific offensive output at Austin Peay has earned him the latest Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week honor.

A native of Paintsville, Ky., and a Johnson Central High School alum, Preece helped Morehead State win a series at Austin Peay for the first time since 2015 and move into first place early here in the OVC race.

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After visiting SIUE rallied for a six-run outburst in the ninth inning to claim game one 12-8, Morehead State baseball doubled that output in a single frame in game two today as the Eagles used a 12-run sixth-inning to defeat the Cougars 13-8 and win the series at Allen Field two games to one.

Morehead State, which has only lost three OVC home series since 2018, improved to 12-11 overall and 4-2 in the OVC. The Cougars are now 12-12 and 6-6.

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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.

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Morehead State baseball continued its upward trend in 2021 and opened the Ohio Valley Conference portion of the schedule with a 5-2 win over eastern Kentucky at Allen Field Friday afternoon.

The Eagles have now won six of their last seven games, four straight, and evened their record at 6-6. The Colonels slipped to 4-8. Morehead State has now won nine straight home games in the series since 2015.

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Freshman first baseman Jackson Feltner recorded four hits, senior designated hitter Arthur Sells notched four RBI and junior third baseman Stephen Hill scored four runs as the Morehead State baseball team won its third straight game Tuesday night, coming out on top 12-9 in a slugfest over Ohio at Allen Field.

Sells opened the Eagle run-fest with a two-run double in the first and closed the night with a sacrifice fly in the eighth. In between, Feltner had a pair of RBI singles, and senior second baseman Bryce Hensor cranked his first home run of the year, a two-run shot.

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Behind the long ball, Morehead State overpowered Southern Illinois en route to an 11-7 victory Saturday, evening the teams' series at a game apiece. The Eagles (4-5) benefit from a pair of home runs in a five-run eighth inning to put away the Salukis (6-5) in a back-and-forth affair at Allen Field.

Morehead State tallied three total home runs in the game as sophomore pinch hitter Zach Boyd and senior rightfielder Arthur Sells collected their second homers of the season while redshirt junior shortstop Logan Goodnight connected on the first home run of his Morehead State career.

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With a pedigree encompassing more than 450 collegiate wins and more than 50 draft picks by Major League organizations, Mik Aoki has been chosen to lead the Morehead State baseball program.

An event to introduce Aoki to the community and media is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at the Morehead Buffalo Wild Wings.

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After leading the Morehead State baseball program to 228 victories and two Ohio Valley Conference Tournament titles, head coach Mike McGuire is returning to South Carolina to lead the USC Upstate baseball program.

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The saying "third time's the charm" may not come to fruition for everyone, but Morehead State baseball alum Patrick McGuff is really hoping it's a true statement for himself.

After being drafted by the Minnesota Twins out of MSU in 2016 and pitching for the club's rookie and single-A ball clubs (Elizabethton [Tenn.] and Cedar Rapids [Iowa]), McGuff was released in 2017, only to find a spot with the independent Frontier League Evansville Otters in 2018. He did so well the Cincinnati Reds picked him up to finish the season in their organization's minor league circuit.

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Propelled by a first-inning grand slam from junior third baseman Dom Peroni, a third-inning three run homer by junior second baseman Ryan Layne and a shutdown job in the ninth frame by senior left-hander David Looney, Morehead State baseball completed a series sweep over Southeast Missouri with an 8-7 triumph at Allen Field Saturday.

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In a contest that featured 30 combined hits, Morehead State baseball hammered four home runs and rallied with a big fourth-inning to oust Southeast Missouri 13-9 Thursday at Allen Field.

The win moved the Eagles to 35-19 overall and 17-11 in the OVC and tied the program's record for regular season wins (35 in 2015). Southeast Missouri slipped to 23-30 overall and 10-18 in the league and will need to beat the Eagles both times the rest of the weekend or risk missing the OVC Tournament for the first time.

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Five doubles and a pair of solo homers in the first four innings powered the Morehead State baseball team to an 8-5 victory over visiting Dayton Tuesday at Allen Field.

The Eagles, who improved to 23-2 at home in 2019, also moved to 34-19 overall and are just one victory shy of the program's regular-season win record of 35, set by the 2015 OVC Championship team.

Morehead State built a 8-1 advantage after the first five at-bats and then held on as seven pitchers combined to bend but not break in the victory. The Eagles held Dayton hitless until the sixth inning.

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After what could be considered a magical week with the bat, Morehead State baseball junior designated hitter Jon Burghardt has been selected as the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

His selection is the sixth time an MSU athlete has earned a league weekly award this season, with six different players earning honors. That sets a program record for most awards in a season, breaking the mark of five established by the 2015 squad and tied in 2016.

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For the third consecutive game, junior designated hitter Jon Burghardt provided a momentum-shifting home run, and senior left-hander David Looney held Murray State in check for three-plus innings Saturday as the Morehead State baseball team toppled the Racers 7-5 at Allen Field.

The Eagles improved to 31-17 overall, the best record in the Ohio Valley Conference, and to 14-9 in league action, now one game ahead of the Racers (19-24/13-10).

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Senior shortstop Reid Leonard totaled seven hits, including the go-ahead RBI single in the opener, and senior left-fielder Jake Hammon belted a two-out, two-run homer to take the lead in game two as the Morehead State baseball team defeated Eastern Illinois 11-8 and 10-8 in a doubleheader at Allen Field Thursday.

Leonard became just the fifth player in OVC history to reach 300 career hits with his prolific day, which also included a solo home run in the second contest.

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Morehead State baseball belted three first-inning home runs and added a three-run round-tripper later on as the Eagles took care of Alabama A&M 11-5 Wednesday for the program's fifth consecutive victory. The game was an Education Day contest played in front of the largest crowd of the season.

MSU improved to 23-11 and 17-1 at home in 2019, while the Bulldogs fell to 12-24. In the Eagles' five consecutive home wins, they reached the double-digit plateau in runs in all five.

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Morehead State hitters recorded 25 hits, including eight of the extra-base variety, while four pitchers combined for 17 strikeouts and allowed just two hits as the Eagle baseball team upended Alabama A&M 19-0 at Allen Field Tuesday afternoon.

The Eagles, who improved to an Ohio Valley Conference-best 22-11, have scored in double digits now in four straight contests and 10 times overall this year and have outscored Alabama A&M (12-22) 36-1 in the teams' last four meetings since 2018.

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Morehead State's senior left-fielder Jake Hammon has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Player of the Week.

Over a quartet of games last week, the Smyrna, Tenn., native hit .529 with eight RBI, two home runs, five runs scored and a .941 slugging percentage.

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Morehead State junior right-handed pitcher Jason Goe was virtually untouchable Sunday at UT Martin, and his effort has earned him Ohio Valley Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week.

A 6-foot-3 hurler from Dry Ridge, Ky., Goe struck out a career-high 13 batters in the Eagles' 6-2 victory at UTM and didn't walk a batter while only surrendering two hits. His honor is the third league weekly award for the program this season, and he is the first Eagle to be named Pitcher of the Week this season.

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For the second consecutive game, Morehead State's pitching staff recorded double digit strikeouts as the Baseball Eagles fended off Alabama State 7-4 Wednesday for the team's sixth consecutive victory.

"It was a good homestand, very pleased with it," said head coach Mike McGuire.

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Senior pitchers Garret Rogers and David Looney combined for 14 strikeouts, and Morehead State had eight hitters each garner an RBI as the Eagles defeated Alabama State 9-2 Tuesday for the team's fifth straight win.

Rogers, the starter, fanned a career-best eight in the first six innings to improve to 2-1. Looney entered in the seventh and sat down six more Hornet batters via strikeouts for his first save of the year and second of his career.

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After a stellar offensive week, Morehead State senior center-fielder Connor Pauly has been tabbed the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week.

It is the second weekly award in his career after earning the same honor last year on April 9.

Pauly registered multi-hit games in all five contests last week as the Eagles went 4-1, including a win over Big 12 foe West Virginia and a series sweep against OVC rival Eastern Kentucky.

His prolific production included a .478 batting average (11-for-23), four home runs, 13 RBI, two doubles and 1.087 slugging percentage.

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After spotting Eastern Kentucky a run in the first inning, Morehead State's baseball team erupted for 13 runs over the next three frames and rolled to a 15-4 victory over the Colonels Sunday at Allen Field to secure a series sweep.

MSU (14-5/4-2 OVC) has now swept the Colonels two straight times when the regular season series is held in Morehead. EKU slipped to 11-8 and 0-3 in the OVC.

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Senior Connor Pauly went 3-for-4 with a home run, but the Morehead Sate baseball team couldn't contain visiting West Virginia Tuesday afternoon in the first of two mid-week matchups. The Mountaineers bested MSU 9-3.

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Morehead State baseball battled Belmont in a doubleheader Sunday with both teams taking a game each in a closely contested OVC dogfight. The Bruins took the first game 2-0 before the Eagles edged Belmont 4-3 in the seven-inning nightcap.

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After trading the lead six times throughout the game, Morehead State baseball dropped a back-and-forth affair Wednesday evening from Jim Patterson Stadium. The Eagles (9-2) and eighth-ranked Cardinals (9-3) alternated the lead for the first five innings before Louisville seized the lead for good in the sixth, holding on for a 10-9 victory.

The Cardinals did their damage throughout the game on the bases, stealing nine bases against the Morehead State pitching staff.

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