Aggie Baseball traveled to Louisiana to take on two top-ranked teams
The Murray State College Baseball team traveled deep into bayou country March 8-10 to take on fifth-ranked Pearl River (MS) Community College and top-ranked LSU-Eunice. The Aggies, ranked #19 nationally, led Pearl River three to two after five innings. The Wildcats responded with 13 runs over the next four innings to defeat the Aggies 15 to eight.
The Aggies then faced top-ranked LSU-Eunice on their home field. Down by one run, MSC evened things up in the top of the third inning following a single by Jonathan Brandon. LSU-Eunice pulled away for good with four runs in the fifth inning to propel LSU-Eunice to a six to one victory. Pitching for the Aggies, Cole Shinsky went five and two-thirds innings, allowing six runs on six hits and striking out one. Mason Brinkley led the Aggies with two hits in four at bats.
The second game in the two-game series saw LSU-Eunice score one run in the first and fourth innings and three runs in the fifth inning before the Aggies got on the board, scoring on a Austin Garrett home run in the top of the seventh inning. The Bengals added three more runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to defeat the Aggies 10 runs to one.