Baseball team falls to Salukis Tuesday

Staff Report

The Eastern baseball team came up short Tuesday in an high-scoring matchup against Southern Illinois, losing to the Salukis 10-9 on the road.

The Panthers are now 2-2 on the season after winning 2-of-3 against Nicholls State to open the season.

The Panthers jumped ahead 4-0 by the second inning before allowing 6 unanswered runs to Southern Illinois, five of which came in the bottom of the third.

Eastern would get the lead back in the fourth, scoring 3 runs, but then lost it again in the bottom of the inning, allowing the Salukis to 3 runs of their own. Southern held on to their lead, eventually winning by 1 run.

Redshirt-sophomore Logan Eickhoff led the team with 3 hits and 3 RBI in the game. His fellow redshirt-sophomore Trey Sweeney added 2 hits and 2 RBI and redshirt junior Dalton Doyle contributed a 2-run single.

Redshirt-freshman Hayden Birdsong got stuck with the loss for Eastern, allowing 4 earned runs in 3.2 innings on the mound.

Eastern is back in action this weekend, playing Arkansas Little Rock on the road on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.


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