Feb. 14, 2010

Courtesy of Emporia State Athletics

EMPORIA, Kan. - The Emporia State baseball team used seven innings of hitless baseball as they rolled to a 15-3 win over Arkansas Tech in nine innings. Jake Hosey did not allow a hit over the first five frames as he picked up his first career win.

ESU jumped out early as Dorain Williams tripled to right center field to lead off the game. He then scored on a balk to put ESU up 1-0. David Albritton then picked up his first RBI of the contest driving home Jeremy Francis for a 2-0 lead.

ESU kept the heat on in the second inning as they put together four runs after their were two outs. Williams recorded his second hit of the afternoon to drive in a run. Jeremy Francis added a two RBI single later in the inning scoring Williams.

The Hornets would score again next in the fourth inning as they put up six runs to put the game out of reach. Tyler Knight, the hero of Saturday's contest hit a double to deep right center driving in one. Marc Albers and Jacob White would also add RBI singles in the Hornets big inning.

Emporia State would add two more runs in the bottom half of the seventh as Kevin Wempe and Tyler Herrig would add RBI singles.

Williams finished the game with two hits, scoring three runs and adding an RBI. Jeremy Francis went two for three with two RBI and scored three runs as the top of the Hornet line-up accounted for six of the 15 runs. Kevin Wempe went three for five and had an RBI along with two runs scored. David Albritton continued his early season hot hitting adding three more RBI.

On the mound Jake Hosey struck out two over five innings of hitless baseball. Spencer Blades struck out two as he continued to keep the Wonder Boys hitless. Austin Anderson struck out one as ESU pitchers struck out eight on the day while keeping ATU hitless. ATU would break through in the top of the eighth inning grabbing two of their three hits.

ESU will next face Central Oklahoma on Feb. 16 with a scheduled 2:30 p.m. first pitch from Edmond, Okla.