UAPB Baseball Falls To Eastern Illinois
PINE BLUFF, Arkansas — Five University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff pitchers totaled 12 strikeouts, but the Golden Lions fell to the Eastern Illinois Panthers 10-5 Tuesday at the Torii Hunter Baseball Complex.
Sophomore Frank Perez got the ball to start for UAPB and took the loss. Junior Jordan Jones was a bright spot for the Golden Lions, coming out of the bullpen and throwing one shutout inning, allowing no hits, with no walks and two strikeouts.
Junior Aiden Martinez led the way offensively for the Golden Lions, going 3-for-4 in the ballgame with a double and an RBI. Junior Isiah Cohens compiled a standout performance at the plate as well, going 1-for-5 with three RBI. Sophomore Carlos Velez also contributed, going 1-for-4 for UAPB with a double.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Trailing 2-0, the Golden Lions first put runs on the board in the second inning. UAPB got an RBI single from Martinez, scoring Velez from third base.
The Golden Lions deficit grew to 7-1 before their offense got back on the scoreboard, cutting into that deficit in the fifth inning. UAPB scored once on an RBI single off the bat of Cohens, which tightened the Panthers lead to 7-2.
Eastern Illinois expanded their lead to 10-2 before the UAPB offense got back in action, reducing that lead to 10-5 in the seventh. The Golden Lions scored three runs in the frame, two of them coming across on a Cohens. The Golden Lions were unable to get any closer, as neither team scored again in the ballgame.
» Martinez led the Golden Lions, compiling three base knocks in the ballgame.
» Golden Lions pitchers combined to strike out 12 Eastern Illinois hitters.
» UAPB’s highest scoring inning was the seventh, when it pushed three runs across.
» UAPB pitchers faced 49 Eastern Illinois hitters in the game, allowing one ground balls and 14 fly balls while striking out 12.
» The Golden Lions drew four walks from Eastern Illinois pitching.
» Martinez led the Golden Lions at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
The Golden Lions will be back in action Thursday, March 15, against Eastern Illinois. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.