25th-ranked Tennessee Tech took both games of a doubleheader from Murray State Friday at Reagan Field as the Racers fell in game one, 9-2 and 15-5 in the night cap.
MSU (17-17, 5-9 OVC) was held to four hits in the first game while TTU (28-5, 16-1 OVC) had 15. Davis Sims provided the lone RBI in the loss as his third inning double to left center scored Brandon Gutzler. The Racers' other run came when Jaron Robinson scored from third base on a double play in the seventh.
Grant Wood collected two of the Racers' hits in the loss while Gutzler and Sims both went 1-of-4. Trevor McMurray fell to 4-2 on the season as he took the loss in game one. McMurray pitched 4.1 innings and allowed five runs. Caleb Hicks, Connor Holden and Alec Whaley all made appearances out of the bullpen in the contest.
In game two, MSU got four of its five runs in the final three innings, as well as six of its seven hits in the game two loss. Bryan Chilton went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run to lead the Racers offensively. Tyler Duke, Gutzler, Ryan Perkins and Sims all had an RBI each in the loss. Perkins hit his third homer of the year in the third inning to tie the score 1-1 before the Golden Eagles exploded with a six-run top of the fourth to take control of game two.
Peyton Hayes was saddled with the loss in the second game while Tyler Horsley, Jake Jones and Cole Womack all pitched relief.
There will be no game Saturday due to forecasted rain in the area. The series finale is still set for 1 p.m., Sunday at Reagan Field.