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Governors sweep Eastern Kentucky in double-digit fashion

The Governors built up a winning momentum earlier in the week against Lipscomb to propel them into a series victory in sweeping fashion against Eastern Kentucky.

After powering through an out-of-conference win against Lipscomb 11-8 the Govs geared up to face the Eastern Kentucky Colonels in a three-game series at home.

The Govs opened up the series in powerful fashion only allowing the Colonels one run during the contest for a 10-1 win.

Junior left fielder Logan Gray drove in the first two runs of the contest in the first inning with an RBI double followed by a leadoff homerun in the third to get the momentum going in a 9-0 run. He went on to finish the night with four hits and four RBI’s.

Junior pitcher Alex Robles shutout the Colonels for six straight innings with a solo homerun in the seventh inning to end his streak and give the Colonels their only run of the night. Robles then went on to strike out six of the remaining seven batters in the contest.

After making a statement in game one, the Govs were ready to put away the Colonels in game two but weren’t able to do so in the same double-digit fashion.

The Govs had a season-low five hits against the Coronels during the contest but they made the best out of each opportunity as they drove in runs on three of the five hits.

Junior right fielder Chris Hamilton sent that ball over the fence for the third consecutive game which helped to answer the opening run by the Colonels in the first.

Gray was able to get in on the action once again and picked up two RBI’s to assist in the close victory against the Colonels with a final score of 4-3.

Going into game three with plenty of momentum from a close game the day before and a near blowout to open the series, the Govs set out to sweep the Colonels at home.

The Govs meant business and it was evident after the second inning of what seemed to be a Govs batting practice session with a score of 6-0.

Gray sent the ball on a trip over the fence twice during the contest

The nail in the coffin for series was supplied by junior first baseman Dre Gleason when he knocked it out of the park for a three-run home run to finish off the eighth inning with six runs and a final score of 14-0.

The Govs will head up to Kentucky to face Morehead State in a three-game series starting 4 p.m. on Friday, April 29, 2016.

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