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Senior Blaine Tanner delivered the game-tying hit, and fellow senior Clayton Meyer drilled the game-winning single in the eighth inning as the Morehead State baseball team erased a 4-0 deficit to defeat Austin Peay 5-4 and claim an Ohio Valley Conference series at Raymond C. Hand Park Sunday.

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Treshaad Williams and Xavier Moon, teammates in 2014-15 at Northwest Florida State College, have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both have two seasons of eligibility remaining and will be able to play immediately.

Williams and Moon, both Second-Team All-Panhandle Conference selections as sophomores, helped Northwest Florida to a National Junior College Athletic Association national championship in 2015. The duo led the Raiders to a 33-2 overall record, including 23-0 in non-conference action.

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The Morehead State softball team collected 21 hits and took advantage of 10 errors to register a doubleheader sweep of Tennessee State on Saturday afternoon at Tiger Field. The Eagles posted a 4-3 win in the opener and 12-1 victory in a six-inning nightcap.

The Eagles, who have rolled to eight wins in their last nine contests, improve to 21-19 overall, 10-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 7-9 on the road. The Tigers, who have dropped 18 straight affairs, fall to 9-34 on the campaign, 2-20 in league action and 4-12 at home.

Hogge Picks Up All-Conference Honors

Apr 24, 2015
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Morehead State junior golfer Logan Hogge, who ranks fifth in the Ohio Valley Conference with a 72.1 stroke average, has been named to the 2014-15 All-OVC team.

Hogge becomes the first Eagle to earn all-conference honors since Matt Gann in 2006-07.

Hogge, who has recorded six top-10 finishes and three top-five performances this season, owns a team-best .894 winning percentage. He claimed medalist honors on Oct. 21 at the Austin Peay Intercollegiate, which was MSU's first tournament win since Oct. 10, 2006.

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Morehead State Athletics will perform 1,000 community service hours in an upcoming 10-day period. All students, coaches and staff members from the department have been asked to participate in the initiative, with each individual putting in at least three hours.

Morehead State has more than 300 students, across 16 NCAA Division I sports, and employs approximately 75 individuals in its athletic department. The Eagles will make a variety of stops, including neighborhoods, schools, hospitals, nursing homes, parks and donation centers.

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Sophomore Anna Magnusson, who led Morehead State with seven top-10 finishes in 2014-15, has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Women's Golfer of the Year. She was presented the award on Wednesday after the final round of the league championship.

Magnusson, who has earned all-conference accolades each of the last two years, paces the league with a 75.6 stroke average. She finished fourth out of 50 golfers at the OVC Championship with rounds of 74, 71 and 76 en route to a 221 at the Hampton Cove on the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail.

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Morehead State senior leftfielder Nick Newell has been named Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Co-Player of the Week. He also earned the same honor on Feb. 23.

Newell hit .522 (12-for-23) with two runs scored, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, a .522 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage as Morehead State compiled a 4-1 record last week. In the process, he extended his hitting streak to 18 games.

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DeJuan Marrero and LaMontray Harris have signed National Letters of Intent with the Morehead State men's basketball program. Both will be able to play during the 2015-16 school year. Marrero has two years of eligibility remaining, while Harris has four.

"I want to welcome DeJuan and LaMontray to our men's basketball program at Morehead State," Head Coach Sean Woods said. "We are excited to sign both individuals. They've had lots of success at their previous schools and are capable of helping us moving forward."

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Senior leftfielder Nick Newell batted 6-for-10 with three doubles, and a home run in each game, as the Morehead State baseball team completed a series sweep over SIU Edwardsville with a pair of wins Saturday at Allen Field.

The Eagles scored 10 runs in the first three frames of game one to cruise to a 13-5 win, then used a three-run round-tripper by Newell in the eighth inning of the nightcap to erase a 9-8 Cougar lead and win 11-9.

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The Morehead State women's tennis team won the doubles point, but Eastern Kentucky came back to claim the match as the Eagles fell 4-2 in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament at Nashville's Centennial Sportsplex Saturday.

Morehead State concluded the 2015 season 11-10. EKU moved on to the championship match Sunday sporting a 15-7 mark. It marked the final action for seniors Dominique Chante-Mclean and Alex Tachovsky.

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The Austin Peay men's tennis team shut out Morehead Sate 4-0 in the first round of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament Friday as the Eagles' season came to a close.

The Govs moved on the semifinals with a 13-7 record. The Eagles wrapped up the 2015 campaign at 6-16.

In doubles, Dimitar Ristovski and Iago Seffrin topped sophomores Ritchie Kruunenberg and Gabriel Ruiz, 8-6, on court one. Juniors Garrett Mandrell and Enrique Samudio fell 8-4 to Manuel Montenegro and Aleh Drobysh at No. 3.

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Morehead State sophomores Andrea Leblanc and Ritchie Kruunenberg have been tabbed to the First-Team All-Ohio Valley Conference tennis squads.

Leblanc, a Mexico City native, earned her second straight all-conference nod after being named to the second-team in 2014. Kruunenberg, a transfer from Vincennes (Ind.) College and a native of Nieuw Vennep, Netherlands, is the first MSU men's player to earn a spot on the first-team since Greg Anderson in 2009.

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Junior pitcher Matt Anderson shut out West Virginia Tech in the final four innings for his first career save, and four Morehead State batters had multi-hit outings as the Eagle baseball team knocked off the Golden Bears 7-4 Tuesday at Allen Field for a nation-leading 11th straight victory.

Morehead State, which is tied with Big 10 member Illinois for the nation's longest current winning streak, improved to an Ohio Valley Conference-best 22-13. WVU-Tech, an independent NAIA team, fell to 22-19.

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  Morehead State freshman Mackenzie Grossmann has been named the adidas Ohio Valley Conference Pitcher of the Week for the period of April 6-12. She becomes the first Eagle to collect the accolade since Alex Gjevre on April 19, 2010.

"Congratulations to Mackenzie to this honor," Head Coach David Williams said. "She pitched well over the weekend. Mackenzie has been a consistent performer for us this season. She has done a nice job of scattering hits and getting ground-ball outs."

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On the strength of four home runs Sunday, the Morehead State baseball team established a program-record with its 10th straight win. The Eagles handed host UT Martin a 17-7 defeat at Skyhawk Park.

Morehead State, which has scored double-digit runs in eight of the 10 wins in the streak, improved to 21-13 overall, 8-7 in the Ohio Valley Conference and 12-0 against UTM in the last four seasons. The 1985 and 1991 teams previously held the school standard with nine consecutive wins. The Skyhawks, who have dropped seven of their last nine games, fell to 10-23 and 5-13 in the league.

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The Morehead State football program concluded a month of workouts with its annual Spring Game on Saturday at Jayne Stadium.

The game format featured offense versus defense with the offense winning 24-16. The defense earned points via turnovers, three-and-outs and safeties. The squad played three 15-minute quarters.

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Freshman right-hander Mackenzie Grossmann fired her first collegiate shutout to propel the Morehead State softball team to a 1-0 victory and three-game weekend sweep of Ohio Valley Conference opponent Belmont on Sunday afternoon at University Field.

The Eagles improve to 16-18 overall, 7-7 in league play and 7-4 at home. The Bruins, who have dropped five straight contests, fall to 9-27 overall, 4-12 in conference action and 2-10 on the road. MSU also closes out the three-game weekend set with a 9-3 scoring advantage.

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The Morehead State softball doubleheader against Atlantic 10 Conference opponent Dayton, originally scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m., has been canceled due to anticipated weather.  The twin-bill will not be made up.

The Eagles continue their home-stand on Wednesday when Atlantic Sun Conference foe Northern Kentucky visits for a 2 p.m. doubleheader.  Morehead State wraps up its week with a three-game Ohio Valley Conference series against Belmont on Saturday and Sunday.

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Morehead State will host its annual Spring Football Game on Saturday, April 11 at Jayne Stadium. Tailgating will begin at 3 p.m. ET. An alumni flag football game is slated to follow at 4:30, with current players and coaches hitting the field at 6.

Admission is free. The stadium will open at 4 p.m.

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For the second consecutive week, Morehead State sophomore Ritchie Kruunenberg has been named Ohio Valley Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week.

A native of Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands, he shares this week's accolade with Dimitar Ristoviski of Austin Peay.

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Morehead State and Cleveland State split a softball doubleheader on Tuesday afternoon at University Field. MSU rallied for two runs in the seventh inning of the opener to post a 5-4 walk-off win, while CSU built an early lead and hung on for a 3-2 victory in game two.

The Eagles, who compete in the Ohio Valley Conference, move to 12-15 overall and 4-4 at home. The Vikings, who play in the Horizon League, are now 16-11 overall and 5-6 on the road.

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Senior right fielder Brandon Rawe homered twice, including a grand slam, and the Morehead State baseball offense produced its second straight 20-hit game as the Eagles defeated East Tennessee State 16-9 at Thomas Field Tuesday night.

Morehead State improved to 14-13 overall, 8-7 on the road and evened the two-game season series with the Buccaneers, who slipped to 12-15 overall. The Eagles had 23 hits last Sunday vs. Eastern Kentucky and had 20 tonight, marking the first back-to-back 20-hit outbursts since a doubleheader on April 17, 2010.

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The Morehead State baseball team erupted for season highs in runs and hits en route to a 20-6 victory over Eastern Kentucky in the finale of an Ohio Valley Conference series Sunday at Allen Field.

Morehead State (13-13, 5-7 OVC) pounded out 23 hits, including eight of the nine batters in the lineup registering multi-hit days. It was the highest run total since notching 22 in the season finale at Jacksonville State in 2013.

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Senior utility man Chris Robinson hit a walk-off RBI single in the ninth inning Saturday as the Morehead State baseball team put the skids on a six-game losing streak with an 11-10 triumph against Eastern Kentucky at Allen Field.

Robinson, who was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple, lifted a one-out line drive that dropped into right centerfield to score sophomore centerfielder Ryan Kent. Kent led off the last frame with a double off the wall in deep left center.

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Freshman right-hander Mackenzie Grossmann picked up the victory in game one and save in game two as the Morehead State softball team registered a 7-4, 6-5 doubleheader sweep of Ohio Valley Conference rival Eastern Kentucky on Saturday afternoon at Hood Field.

The Eagles improve to 11-13 overall, 3-3 in league play and 3-4 on the road with their seventh win in 10 contests. The Colonels slip to 13-18 overall, 4-4 in conference action and 2-4 at home. MSU will aim for its first three-game OVC sweep since April 26-27, 2014, on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.

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Ranging from tweeting contests to free ice cream, Morehead State has announced special promotions for the remainder of the 2015 baseball and softball seasons.

A special baseball ticket package is available for five Friday games. Families can purchase four tickets and receive four $4 concession stand vouchers for only $25. The family pack is available March 27, April 3, April 17, May 1 and May 15.

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Junior Taylor Johnson, senior Jumell Wilson and freshman Joe Fischer from the Morehead State rifle program have been tabbed as Collegiate Rifle Coaches Association Scholastic All-Americans after posting 3.2-or-better grade point averages during the fall semester.

"Taylor, Jumell and Joe are well-rounded student-athletes," Head Coach Alan Joseph said. "They are the type of people we want in our program. We want individuals who can compete at a high level, but also young men and women who have good character and take their academics seriously."

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Morehead State sophomore Ritchie Kruunenberg (Nieuw-Vennep, Netherlands) has been named the Ohio Valley Conference Men's Tennis Player of the Week. Kruunenberg is in his first season at MSU after transferring from Ohio Dominican.

Kruunenberg went 2-0 last week at No. 1 with straight set wins over Belmont and Tennessee State to improve to 4-0 in OVC singles this season. He defeated the reigning OVC Player of the Year Mauricio Antun of Belmont, 6-4, 6-2. Antun was previously 10-0 in league singles matches since last season after transferring from Virginia Tech.

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The 2015 Morehead State soccer team will play 20 regular-season matches prior to the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. The Eagles have 10 home contests, plus 10 road tilts in the states of Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee and Wyoming.

"We are looking forward to the upcoming season," Head Coach Warren Lipka said. "We have put together another very challenging non-conference schedule, which should prepare us for conference play. Our league seems to get better every year, and I would expect that to continue in 2015."

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Senior utility player Chris Robinson and senior right-fielder Brandon Rawe collected three RBI apiece, and the Morehead State baseball team used a pair of four-run outbursts to defeat the Tennessee Vols 11-8 Wednesday night at Lindsey Nelson Stadium.

Morehead State (9-4), which improved to 6-2 on the road this year, knocked off Tennessee (7-6) for just the third time since 1987 and first time since 2008. UT leads the series 32-3. Eleven of MSU's 13 contests in 2015 have been decided by three runs or less.

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