Parmley's Aggressive Base Running in the Ninth Boosts Baseball Over Saint Louis, 6-4
April 13, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri State Sports Information
ST. LOUIS, MO.- The Southeast Missouri baseball team scored two runs in the top of the ninth inning to beat the Saint Louis Billikens, 6-4. Southeast picked up the season split with the win over the Billikens and improved to 19-14 on the season.
Kenton Parmley manufactured the go-ahead run in the ninth inning by himself, as he stole third base and then scored on the throwing error by the catcher.
Corey Harness picked up the win in relief. He improved to 2-0 on the season after pitching 1.1 innings. He struck out one batter and did not allow a hit. Ryan Prickett threw a solid inning in the fifth, striking out one and not allowing a hit. Logan Mahon earned his third save of the year after retiring the final two batters of the game.
Nick Harris led the Redhawk offense in his first game back in the starting lineup with two hits in three at-bats. Brett Russell, who pinch hit for Harris in the seventh inning, went 2-for-2 with two RBI. Tim Rupp and Louie Haseltine each had two hits in the game.
Kenton Parmley led off the game with a single, but also made the first out, as he was picked off first base. Taylor Heon popped out for the second out, but Michael Adamson kept the inning alive with a single. Nick Harris, who made his first start since injuring his knee on March 1, smacked a single through the left side in the first inning, but the Redhawks were unable to do any damage in the run column.
Ky Burgess led off the second inning with a double to left center and would score on a passed ball later in the inning. Tim Rupp singled to left field and moved to third base on a double to center field off the bat of Louie Haseltine. Kenton Parmley picked up an RBI with a sacrifice fly to right field.
Southeast scored two runs in the inning on three hits.
Nick Thomas gave up two hits in the second inning and had runners on second and third, but was able to get a fly out to right field to end the inning with no runs crossing home plate.
Harris recorded his second hit of the game with a single down the left field line with one out in the third inning. Southeast could not bring Harris around to score, recording two fly outs in a row to end the top of the third inning.
The Billikens scored one run in the bottom of the fourth inning on three hits.
Thomas pitched into the fifth inning, but would be replaced by Ryan Prickett after putting the first two Billikens on base. Both runners would come around to score, giving Saint Louis its first lead of the game.
Saint Louis plated another run in the bottom of the sixth inning on two hits.
Southeast Missouri fought back in the top of the seventh inning, tying the game with two runs. Rupp singled to center to lead off the inning and Kenton Parmley singled through the left side two batters later. Taylor Heon hit a hard ground ball to third baseman Travis Parker, who stepped on third for the second out, but threw wild to first base to keep Heon on the bases. The throw moved Heon all the way to third base and scored Parmley from first base. Brett Russell roped a single to left field with two outs to plate Heon, tying the game for Southeast.
Shae Simmons got one out in the sixth inning and threw a perfect seventh inning.
Corey Harness entered the game in the eighth inning and retired the first two batters easily, before getting a great diving play from Tim Rupp to end the inning. Rupp dove to his right, brought up chalk from the third base line as he stood up and fired a strike to Casey Jones at first base, shifting the momentum to the visiting squad.
Haseltine drilled a single to right center to lead off the ninth inning. Parmley reached on a fielder's choice that retired pinch runner Cole Bieser on the play, and moved to second on a single by Taylor Heon. Parmley then stole third base and would give the Redhawks the go-ahead run after the error by catcher Connor Gandossy. Southeast added an insurance run when Brett Russell singled home Heon from third.
Logan Mahon pitched the final two outs, earning a strikeout on the last play to seal the win for the Redhawks.
The Redhawks will host UT Martin this weekend in a three-game set.