EMU baseball pitcher Steve Weber outdueled in 2-1, MAC tournament loss to Miami
A complete-game effort by Eastern Michigan pitcher Steve Weber ended in a loss when Miami (Ohio) scored in the tenth inning for a 2-1 win at the Mid-American Conference baseball tournament Thursday in Avon, Ohio.
According to EMUEagles.com, Weber tied a MAC record for innings pitched in a single tournament game and became the first EMU pitcher since 2006 to toss a complete game in a tournament game. Jeff Fischer also lost that game by a 2-1 score to Kent State.
The No. 6-seeded Eagles (25-30) are still alive in the double-elimination tournament. They play Central Michigan at 12:30 p.m. Friday. EMU beat the Chippewas in a first-round game.
Weber allowed two earned runs on nine hits with two walks and five strikeouts. Miami starter Mac Thoreson was even more effective, two hits and one unearned run through nine innings.
Kevin Bower's RBI single in the top of the tenth inning put Miami ahead 2-1 and Matt Rosinski blanked the Eagles in their final at-bat to record his 10th save of the season.
Ben Magsig and Lee Longo were the only Eagles to record hits. Sam Ott picked up an RBI on a first-inning, bases-loaded groundout.