UNA BASEBALL: Spoiled chances cost Lions against Murray State | UNA Sports


FLORENCE — History is repeating itself so far this year for North Alabama baseball, and no one in purple is happy about it.

One year after starting its debut Division I season 3-19 before getting more competitive, the Lions are again slumping in March and seem stuck on three wins.

UNA’s losing streak moved to six Tuesday evening with an 8-5 loss to Murray State (10-7).

UNA coach Mike Keehn pointed out Murray State drove in six of its runs with two outs. The Lions (3-13) did not get any two-out RBIs and instead stranded nine runners.

“We get guys on and we get two outs, and then we get out pretty quick. You talk about it, we’ve been addressing it, we give them information,” Keehn said. “And right now for some reason we’re struggling with making adjustments.”

UNA had its chances. Tate Mathis, a senior from Hartselle who was 2-for-3 with a walk, led off the second inning with a single.

Florence grad Landon Langston and Luke Harper followed with a walk and single, respectively. Mathis scored on a wild pitch, and Ben Kiefer and Grayson Throneberry drove in a run apiece for a 3-0 lead.

Kiefer had two RBIs Tuesday, and in the seventh inning…

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