Penguins Drop Series Opener at EKU

Web Charles
Web Charles

The Youngstown State baseball team was held to four hits and fell 11-0 to Eastern Kentucky in the first game of a three-game series with the Colonels on Friday afternoon at Whitaker Bank Ballpark.

EKU did all off its scoring in the middle three innings after not having a baserunner in the first three innings. The Colonels scored five runs in the fourth, two in the fifth and four more in the sixth.

Web Charles had two hits, and Andrew Kendrick and Lorenzo Arcuri both had one for the Penguins.

EKU starter Jack Piekos allowed three of those hits and struck out 10 batters in six innings of work to earn the win. YSU's Joe King was perfect through three innings but allowed six consecutive hits to open the fourth. He left with four runs in and runners at the corners with nobody out, and EKU's fifth run came on a wild pitch.

EKU's two runs in the fifth came on another wild pitch and a two-out error, and Ben Fisher hit a two-run home run for the Colonels in the four-run sixth.

Youngstown State and EKU will play at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Earle Combs Stadium in Richmond, Ky.