RICHMOND, Ky. (FOX 56) – After losing the first two games of its series against Central Arkansas, the Eastern Kentucky baseball team needed to salvage the series with a win on Saturday afternoon at Earle Combs Stadium.

The Colonels got a clutch home run from Roderick Criss in the bottom of the 6th inning, a laser to straightaway centerfield to take the 6-5 lead. After the Bears tied it again in the top of the 7th, another clutch home run from Will King took the lead back with a two-run shot to remember, taking the 8-6 lead.

The ball was flying out of the ballpark in this game with eight total home runs between both teams, EKU getting five of them with a three-run shot from Logan Thomason proving to be a key moment in the 5th inning.

Saturday’s win bumps Eastern Kentucky up to 22-13 overall and 9-6 in the ASUN conference, also sporting a 13-4 mark in home games. The success in Richmond is a welcomed sight as the Colonels host Savier on Tuesday and North Alabama next weekend for a three game series.