Panthers fall close in second series game against Belmont

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Submitted Photo Kyle Lang, a senior right-handed pitcher, warms up during the Saturday, May 7 Morehead State Series at Coaches Stadium.(Sandy King | Eastern Athletics)

Autumn Schulz, Sports Editor

The Eastern baseball team lost 3-2 Saturday afternoon during their second game of a three-game series against Belmont. 

The Panthers are now 30-17 overall and 10-10 in conference play. The game went on until the 10th inning as it was tied 2-2 until Bruins sophomore outfielder John Behrends walked it off with a hit into right field.  

Senior right-hander Cameron Doherty started on the mound for the Panthers, pitching a total of 6.2 innings, allowing five hits, two runs, and three walks while striking out six. Hayden Birdsong took over for Doherty for three innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out a batter.  

Junior utility player Ryan Ignoffo was the spark behind the Panthers’ offense as he went 1-for-4 with a home run and one RBI. Sophomore catcher Grant Lashure also went 1-for-4 with one RBI and Sean Lynch Jr., a sophomore outfielder, went 2-for-3.  

The Panthers now have four OVC games left in the regular season and will look to avoid the sweep tomorrow at 1:00 p.m.