MacDonald has 6 RBI but Arkansas State falls to Memphis

MacDonald has 6 RBI but Arkansas State falls to Memphis

Press Release from Arkansas State Athletics

The Arkansas State baseball rallied from a seven-run deficit, but it wasn’t enough as it fell 11-9, Tuesday evening at FedEx Park. Following the loss, the Red Wolves dropped to 23-22 overall while Memphis improved to 22-20.

Kyle MacDonald displayed impressive offensive efforts in the fifth, to pull within 10-6, when he launched a two-run home run to left center. The Mississauga native struck again in the sixth when he ripped a two-run double to left center bringing across Will Huber and Karsen Reid.

MacDonald finished the night three-for-four with six RBIs, two doubles, a walk and a run while taking over the team-high in RBIs.

A-State got two runs back in the third, to pull within 8-3, when Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year MacDonald ripped a two-run opposite field double to right center bringing across Drew Tipton and Eli Davis.

Memphis posted a big first inning, tacking on seven runs, when it scored back-to-back runs on two A-State errors and Cale Hennenmann sent a two-out grand slam to left which built an 7-1 advantage over the Red Wolves. The home team added on another run in the second.

Noah Stone (1-1) struggled in his efforts, when he pitched a third of an inning, allowing five runs on one hit with two walks and a strikeout. Senior Zachary Patterson seen action out of the bullpen, pitching 2.1 innings, allowing three runs on two hits, while walking three and punching out four.

A-State will return to action when it hosts Appalachian State in a three-game weekend series May 3-5. The series will begin Friday at 6:30 and continue Saturday at 4 p.m. while the series finale is set for Sunday at 1 p.m.

For the latest on A-State baseball, including schedule changes, check AStateRedWolves.com and follow the team by logging onto the Arkansas State Baseball Facebook page or by following the team on Twitter (@AStateBaseball) and Instagram (arkansasstatebaseball).

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