Eagles top Falcons in Friday tilt 8-6

Max Porter, Sports Reporter, Falcon Media Sports Network

Bowling Green State University Baseball fell to the Eastern Michigan Eagles yesterday afternoon at Steller Field, 8-6.

The Falcons got off to a great start early on, scoring three runs in the first inning. 

This was just a tease for what occurred from there on- a back and forth battle, with EMU scoring three runs in the second inning.

Kyle Gurney had the spark that started the first-inning hit streak, smacking a line drive over the fence, giving BG a 1-0 lead.  

This hit also extended Gurney’s on-base streak to 16 games, with 15 of the last 16 games via a hit. 

One of the Falcons’ biggest moments of the game was Sam Seidel’s second base steal off Nathan Archer’s strike-out swing, causing him to steal third. The bases were loaded when Tyler Ross got a hit as well. 

Nathan Rose helped Seidel  go two for two as his sacrifice fly scored Seidel a run, making the score 4-3. 

Seidel has reached in 24 of his 27 games, with him also scoring three runs and stealing three bases.

The 14 stolen bases throughout Seidel’s freshman campaign is the Falcons’ highest for any team member.

Ross tied the game to 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI single set up by Archer.  

The Eagles pulled ahead in the top of the ninth, tallying three and winning the game by a final score of 8-6. 

The weekend series continues with a doubleheader beginning at noon on April 15.

For more information about the team, visit the athletics webpage.