Tribe Sweeps Double-Header and Wins 12th in a Row
Nashville, Tenn. (April 8, 2003) - Southeast Missouri got two big wins today as they swept a double-header from Lipscomb University by the scores of 5-2 and 6-2. Southeast now moves to 15-8 as they win their 12th game in a row and Lipscomb falls to 11-24.
The Tribe made good after two Lipscomb errors and a couple of walks in its half of the seventh inning to score three unearned runs in winning the game. Bison starter Matthew Griffith pitched into the seventh and allowed only one earned run, but departed with a runner on in the sixth. Kyler Weatherington came in in relief, and proceeded to walk a batter.
After another runner reached on an error by the Bison second baseman, Tristen McDonald grounded back to the pitcher for what looked to be an easy 1-2-3 double play to end the inning. However, Weatherington through wide of the plate, bringing the catcher off the dish and the Bisons got no outs on the play.
Game two started out slow for the Tribe as Lipscomb scored the first run of the game. In the second, however, Southeast answered back as Borowiak homered to left field to start the inning. Gilbert singled and started a streak of three singles in a row with Moulton and Lawson following behind him. That loaded the bases and freshman Aaron Fangman flied to deep left center driving in Gilbert.
Southeast got another run in the fourth as Moulton reached on a fielder's choice and stole second. He moved to third on a wild pitch and then scored on a sacrifice bunt from Lawson.
Christian singled in the fifth inning and Borowiak was hit by a pitch. McDonald then doubled down the right field line scoring Christian and Borowiak was thrown out trying to score to end the inning.
Southeast scored two more before the end of the game as they came away with a 6-2 win.
Sophomore Jon Nourie had 13 strikeouts on the day as he limited the Bisons to just four hits and walked only four walks.
Christian, Borowiak, Gilbert and Moulton each had two hits in the second game.
Southeast now will come home tomorrow to play host to the Salukis of Southern Illinois at 3 p.m. at Capaha Park.