Baseball Sweeps IPFW, 6-5
Feb. 28, 2010
By Brett Maikowski
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - With two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, Michael Adamson hit a two RBI double to right center to give Southeast (4-2) a 6-4 lead en route to the three-game sweep over IPFW (0-6).
Southeast continued its recent trend against IPFW by taking the lead first in the game. Today the Redhawks put up two runs in the first inning off of starting pitcher Lucas Kesterson. The bases were loaded for sophomore Kody Campbell, who delivered with a two run single to left center.
The Redhawks held this lead for the entire span that junior college transfer Jordan Underwood pitched, as Underwood only gave up one run in five innings. He also struck out four batters.
Senior John Salazar entered the game in the sixth to relieve Underwood, but could not hold on to the lead for the Redhawks, as he allowed a three-run homer to designated hitter Brett Clark, which gave IPFW their first lead of the series.
Freshman Shae Simmons (1-0) quickly entered the game following the home run and pitched three solid innings of relief. Simmons struck out four, while allowing no hits and only one walk. He earned the win after the Redhawks regained the lead in the bottom of the eighth inning.
Junior Trent Wise pitched in the ninth inning to close out the game, but IPFW threatened to retake the lead. Jordan Kohler led off with a double to right center field and touched home plate following a sacrifice fly by Cody Galbraith to bring the Mastodons within one. Wise held on to the lead and picked up his first save of the year.
Southeast will return to action on Tuesday when they take on the Billikens of Saint Louis University at 2 p.m. Junior Jon Dicus is set to pitch for the Redhawks.