Posted: Mar 28, 2019
SIUE Cougars (8-14, 4-5 OVC) vs.
Eastern Kentucky (14-12, 3-3 OVC)
Roy E. Lee Field / Simmons Baseball Complex
SCHEDULE CHANGE: First pitch for Friday's game has been moved to 3 p.m. because of forecasted rain later in the evening
THE COUGARS are eighth in OVC play at the start of the weekend. SIUE won its only home OVC series, taking two of three from Southeast Missouri March 15-17.
HOME COOKING: SIUE is 5-2 at home this season, already surpassing last season's home win total (4).
ROAD WARRIORS: The Cougars have already played 15 road games. SIUE is 3-12 on the road this year.
CONFERENCE CALL: SIUE is playing its eighth Ohio Valley Conference season in 2019. Through three series this year, the Cougars are 85-131 all-time in league play. SIUE's best finish was third in 2015 when it was 19-11.
TRIPLE THREAT: The Cougar infield trio of Brady Bunten, Jordan Ross and Justin Perkins turned a rare triple play Wednesday at Evansville. It was SIUE's first of the Division I era.
SERIES STUFF: Eastern Kentucky holds an 18-9 advantage in the series. The Cougars are 7-5 at home in the series. Last year, EKU swept the series from SIUE in Richmond, Kentucky.