Morehead State baseball rallied for a 5-3 victory at Charlotte Tuesday afternoon as the Eagles tied the program record for the best start ever at 7-1.
Trailing 3-2 in the top of the eighth, MSU scored twice to take the lead for good. Senior Jake Hammon cranked an RBI single to score senior Connor Pauly before sophomore Stephen Hill pushed his team into the lead with a sacrifice fly.
The 1984 team also started 7-1.
In the ninth, junior Ryan Layne added an insurance run as his single through the right side scored scored senior Reid Leonard.
MSU staked itself to a 2-0 lead when senior Trevor Snyder pulled a two-run single through the left side.
Meanwhile, freshman right-hander Landon Weins continued his masterful start to his career. He worked 4.2 innings, scattering just five hits with four strikeouts to move to 1-0. In three appearances, Weins' ERA sits at 0.73.
Junior righty Jake Ziegelmeyer got the final two outs for his second save in 2019 and fifth of his career.
Hammon moved his reached-base streak to 30 games, while Pauly extended his to 37 contests. Pauly, Snyder and Hammon each totaled two hits, part of nine by the Eagle batters.
Morehead State is scheduled to host New Jersey Tech this weekend on Saturday and Sunday. Check MSUEagles.com or Twitter and Facebook (MSUEagles) for updates due to impending weather.