The Morehead State baseball team earned a playoff berth in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) Tournament after defeating the Belmont Bruins 9-6 in the series finale in May. The Eagles earned their seventh consecutive OVC tournament berth since 2014. MSU was a No. 3 seed and faced No. 2 seed Murray State. After dropping an emotional nail-biter to Murray State, the Austin Peay Governors held MSU to just five hits. They defeated the Eagles 3-1 in the OVC Tournament to end Morehead State’s season. In its first full season under head coach Mik Aoki, the Eagles managed to post the program’s seventh consecutive above .500 season (full seasons) at 24-23.  

Beach Volleyball   

A day after clinching at least a share of the Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Regular Season Championship, Morehead State beach volleyball secured its place as the first OVC Beach Volleyball Regular Season Champion with two victories on the final day of the OVC Weekend at Eastern Kentucky University.   

Morehead State secured the championship and the No. 1 seed in the 2021 OVC Beach Volleyball Championship with a 4-1 defeat of UT Martin in the tournament’s opening match. The Eagles secured another 4-1 victory in the day’s final game, defeating Jacksonville State to finish the regular season 10-1 overall and 9-1 in conference play.   

With the season winding down, Morehead State beach volleyball continued making history at the 2021 Ohio Valley Conference Beach Volleyball Championship. 

MSU dropped its opening match to No. 4 seed Austin Peay 3-2, before capturing the program’s first postseason victory, a 3-0 sweep of in-state rival and No. 6 seed Eastern Kentucky. MSU was eventually eliminated by No. 5 seed Jacksonville State 3-2. 

MSU Beach Volleyball’s final record was 11-3 for the 2021 season. 

Cross Country/Track and Field   

Both MSU cross country squads finished in the top half of the conference in the 2020-21 OVC Cross Country Championship, one of only four schools to do so. The Eagles earned fifth place in the men’s 8k while finishing sixth in the women’s 5k.   


Before the 2020 football season, moved to the spring of 2021 this year due to COVID-19, the official poll in voting on how teams would finish in the Pioneer League had the Morehead State Eagles last – seventh place.    

One of the program’s core slogans is “Toughness. Effort. Discipline. No Excuses.” Finish. Now more than ever, that slogan rang true as the Eagles far exceeded what many told them they could accomplish. MSU finished 4-3, including 4-2 in the PFL, finishing in a tie for second place and came within literal points of winning a championship.   

The Eagles earned the first winning record since 2015 and finished with a perfect home record for the first time since 1949.   


The student-athletes of MSU Rifle managed a total record of 6-2. While it served as host of the OVC Championship, the team ultimately finished second place to Murray State in both smallbore and air rifle.   

While the team did not qualify for the NCAA Tournament this year, the Eagles shot a season-best 4,659 aggregate total at the NCAA Qualifier match at the University of Kentucky in February.   


The 2020 Morehead State Soccer season came to a close as the Eagles fell 2-0 to Belmont at E.S. Rose Park. Morehead State ended its season with a final record of 2-8 while the Bruins finish at 5-4-1 on the year.   


Morehead State softball ended its 2021 season with two losses to Murray State in a doubleheader at Racer Field.    

The loss in game two gave Morehead State a 2-2 record in extra-inning games on the year, with Lennon Spicer earning the decision in all four contests. Overall, the Eagles finished the 2021 season with an 11-30 record while going 3-26 in the OVC.