college roundup: Bowling Green baseball player leaves 9-3 win at Eastern Michigan by stretcher
A Bowling Green baseball player that left Eastern Michigan’s Oestrike Stadium on a stretcher Sunday was released from the hospital and traveled back to Ohio with the team following a 9-3 win over the Eagles.
Andrew Kubuski collided with an Eastern Michigan player when he dove head first back to second base on a pickoff attempt in the first inning.
Kubuski, who returned to Oestrike after the game, was diagnosed with a concussion and a broken nose at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, according to a Bowling Green spokesperson.
The official Bowling Green baseball Twitter account said paramedics worked to stabilize Kubuski’s neck before gave a “thumbs up” sign as the stretcher was loaded into the ambulance.
The Falcons’ victory prevented a three-game sweep of the Mid-American Conference series by Eastern Michigan (22-24, 12-9) and spoiled the Eagles’ Senior Day.
EMU contributed to the loss with a season-high six errors that led to four unearned runs. Freshman starter Ryan Lavoie lasted 1/3 inning, allowing four runs on two hits and two walks.
Brian Bien had three of Bowling Green’s 10 hits. EMU seniors Tucker Rubino and Brent Ohrman each went 2-for-5 in their final home games. (Boxscore)
The Eagles, one game behind Toledo in the MAC West standings, conclude their regular season with weekend series at Buffalo (Friday-Sunday) and Toledo (May 17-19), with a mid-week trip for a single game at Kent State in between.
Central Michigan 10, Eastern Michigan 2: The Eagles (21-36, 7-16 MAC West) ended their season with a lopsided loss in Mount Pleasant. The Chippewas’ Ashley Gilson went 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two runs scored and a home run. McKenna Russ homered for EMU. (Details)