Baseball Loses to Mississippi State, 10-7, in Extra Innings
March 5, 2010
By Brett Maikowski
STARKVILLE, Miss. - In the second extra-inning game of the day, Southeast (4-5) fell 10-7 to Mississippi State (5-3). Connor Powers hit a three-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the 10th to lift the Bulldogs over the Redhawks.
Heading into the bottom of the tenth, Trent Wise (0-2) came in to pitch, replacing freshman Shae Simmons. After putting two runners on base, Powers came up to the plate and sent the pitch soaring over the left field wall to seal the 10-7 victory for the Bulldogs.
The Bulldogs got off to a fast start today with three runs in the first two innings off junior Logan Mahon. The first run in the first inning came off a wild pitch and was the only earned run of the three scored. Connor Powers hit a two RBI single through the left side the following inning and gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead.
The Redhawks wasted no time in retaking the lead, as they piled on four runs in the third inning. Sophomore Kenton Parmley and junior Casey Jones each had an RBI single, while junior Louie Haseltine reached base off an error from the third baseman, which brought in Parmley. Junior Blake Slattery scored off a passed ball.
The lead shifted again in the fourth inning, as Powers knocked in his third RBI of the game followed by a Cody Freeman two-run homer to left center field.
Southeast tied the game up in the sixth after Jones hit the first triple of the year for the Redhawks into the right field corner for his second RBI of the game. Sophomore Kody Campbell brought in a run as well.
Simmons replaced Mahon in the fifth inning. Simmons held the Bulldogs to two hits over five innings of play, striking out six. The hits were Simmons' first he has given up this season.
In the top of the eighth, Campbell gave the Redhawks the lead with an RBI double to center field for his second RBI of the day, and his team-leading eighth of the season.
Southeast could not hold on though as Mississippi State tied the game in the bottom of the ninth off a throwing error from center fielder Blake Slattery, sending the game into extra innings for the second time today, in which the Redhawks lost.
Southeast and Mississippi State will return to action tomorrow at 2:30 p.m. at Dudy Noble Field.