EIU Wins, Chase Green Guides SIUE To Win


Published on March 24 2014 7:48 am
Last Updated on March 24 2014 10:38 am
Written by Millie Lange

CHARLESTON, Ill. – Eastern Illinois used an 11-run seventh inning to post a 15-8 come from behind victory over the IPFW baseball team in the series finale between two schools on Sunday afternoon.

The Panthers improve to 6-17 overall and the Mastodons drop to 5-14. EIU won the weekend series, 2-1, after winning the series opener on Friday evening, 10-5. IPFW won game two on Saturday by a score of 14-3.

“I really liked how we fought back, similar to what we did in game one of the series after a rocky defensive inning,” said Eastern Illinois head coach Jim Schmitz. “We really competed and got back in the game. Joe (Greenfield) wasn’t sharp early, but he found his grove and pitched well for us.”

Ben Kennedy (1-1) posted the win for EIU as the senior pitcher threw three strikeouts and allowed three hits and one run in two innings of relief. Joe Greenfield made the start and went six innings while surrendering six hits and seven runs (two earned) in six innings of action.

The Panthers return to action on Tuesday, March 25 when they play host to Saint Louis at 3 p.m.

Chase Green Has Three Hits In SIUE Win

MURRAY, Ky. – Three SIUE pitchers combined to shut out Murray State as SIUE baseball swept the three-game Ohio Valley Conference series with an 8-0 win Sunday at Reagan Field.

"It was a good weekend," SIUE Head Coach Tony Stoecklin said. "We played well all three games. We pitched well, we had timely hitting and we played good defense."

SIUE improved to 7-2 in the OVC and is tied for first in the league with Southeast Missouri. The Cougars are 9-12 overall. Murray State dropped to 4-5 in OVC play and also is 9-12 overall.

Jake Stauffenberg, Jarrett Bednar, and Mike Miller allowed just six hits, struck out nine, and did not walk a hitter to combine for the first shutout of the year.

Chase Green picked up his eighth RBI of the series with a fourth inning double to put the Cougars up 5-0. He finished with two singles, a double and an RBI.