Baseball Falls to Auburn, 6-1
Feb. 21, 2010
By Brett Maikowski
AUBURN, Ala. - Southeast (1-2) was unable to produce much offense today, as they lost to Auburn (2-1) by a score of 6-1. The Redhawks were only outhit 8-7, but left 11 runners stranded on the bases.
Southeast was held scoreless through six innings of play and only had three hits in that span. Taylor Heon, Kenton Parmley, and Ky Burgess each hit a single in the first few innings, but the Redhawks weren't able to put any hits together to make an impact on the scoreboard.
Auburn starting pitcher Cole Nelson (1-0) was the key to the Tigers' success today as he threw 6 1/3 innings, striking out three, while only allowing three hits. Nelson was the first starter of the weekend for either team to earn a win.
Jordan Underwood (0-1) made it through 3 1/3 innings with four strikeouts, three walks, and two earned runs. Following Underwood, Southeast utilized a big part of their bullpen as they brought in five more pitchers throughout the remainder of the game. Corey Harness and Brad LaBruyere allowed the remaining three runs.
Heon was the only Redhawk with more than one hit in the game, as he grabbed two singles and a pair of walks to get on base four times. Heon leads the starters from the weekend in batting average (.462), slugging percentage (.538) and runs (4) following the season-opening series.
The only run for the Redhawks came in the seventh inning. Brennan Malham pinch hit for Louie Haseltine and got on base from a walk. Blake Slattery followed with a single and Malham advanced to third off a fly out from Parmley. Malham finally came across the plate after Heon reached base on an error by the third baseman.
Southeast will return home for their home-opener, which is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 p.m. against Mid-Continent. The first home series for Southeast will begin Friday at 2 p.m. against IPFW.