Baseball Uses Three Doubles and Four Home Runs to Power Past Southern Illinois, 11-4
April 26, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri State Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. - The Southeast Missouri baseball team completed the season sweep over Southern Illinois with an 11-4 victory at Capaha Field today. The Redhawks improved to 25-15 after blasting three doubles and four home runs as a team.
Michael Adamson led the way at the plate for the Redhawks with a 3-for-3 performance. He drilled two doubles in the game, scored twice, walked once and drove in a run, improving his batting average to .364. Blake Slattery, Kenton Parmley, Louie Haseltine and Nick Harris smashed home runs in the game. Slattery had two hits and drove in three and Parmley drove in two runs. Haseltine's long drive was his 31st homer of his career, launching him into a tie for eighth place in the All-Time ranks.
Trenton Moses, who was named Louisville Slugger National Hitter of the Week, picked up another national honor, as he was named Pro-Line Athletic Co-National Hitter of the Week by the National College Baseball Writer's Association.
Brad LaBruyere picked up his sixth victory in his tenth start of the year. He threw four shutout innings, gave up just four hits and struck out four batters. Jon Dicus struck out one batter in his lone inning of work, Christian Hull struck out one batter in 0.2 innings and Kirk Boeller struck out two batters in one inning. He gave up two runs on four hits. Trent Wise struck out two batters in the ninth inning, securing the Redhawks victory.
The Salukis had runners on first and third with just one out in the second inning, but LaBruyere picked up a strikeout and a groundout to get out of the inning unscathed.
The Redhawks were unable to do anything in the run column off of starter Andrew Bever until the third inning, when they put six runs on the scoreboard.
Taylor Heon led off with a single to right field and Kenton Parmley blasted the second pitch of the at-bat over the scoreboard in left field. Nick Harris drove his 46th double of his career to right center just two pitches later. Michael Adamson drove a carbon-copy double to right center to score Harris and give the Redhawks a 3-0 lead. Trenton Moses walked, but Bever struck out Brett Russell to record the first out of the inning. Casey Jones beat out a double play ball to third base, but Moses would become the second out at second base. Blake Slattery hit a mammoth shot over the scoreboard for another three runs for Southeast. The Redhawks had five hits in the inning.
LaBruyere gave up a single, but got a foul out and a double play ball to end the inning and his night on the mound.
Nick Harris hit his 27th career home run on a two out drive to left field. Adamson picked up his second double of the game on a 2-and-2 count, but Moses would end the inning with a fly out to right field.
Brett Russell walked to leadoff the Redhawks fifth inning and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Casey Jones advanced Russell to third with a single through the left side. Jesse Tierney plated Russell on a ground out to third base and Taylor Heon drove in Jones with a two out single to right field.
Southeast answered back with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Louie Haseltine, who entered the game in the top of the sixth inning, mashed a solo home run on a full count to start the inning. Brennan Malham singled through the left side to move Michael Adamson to second after he reached on a walk. Kody Campbell also entered the game in the top of the sixth inning, and he would earn an RBI with a single through the left side, increasing the Redhawk lead to 11-2 after six innings.
Southern Illinois scored two more runs in the top of the eighth inning on four hits off of reliever Kirk Boeller.
Trent Wise ended the game with two strikeouts and a groundout in the ninth inning.
Southeast travels to Murray State this weekend in a battle of two of the top offensive teams in the Ohio Valley Conference.