Redhawks Salvage Series With 4-3 Victory
April 30, 2006
By Nathan Saverino, Redhawks Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (Sunday, April 30, 2006) - The Southeast Missouri baseball team managed to take one game of a three game series against Eastern Illinois on Sunday afternoon. Josh Parham pitched 5.0 inning of no-hit relief work as the Redhawks defeated the Panthers, 4-3. Parham allowed just one runner to reach base while he was on the mound.
After a solid starter from Phillip Riley, Parham (1-2) came on to record his first victory of the season. Parham allowed only one runner on base with a walk over five innings of work after struggling in outing as of late. In his last 10 appearances coming into Sunday's contest, the southpaw gave up 17 runs on 19 hits in 12.1 innings of work. Today he struck out two batters and did not allow a run as Southeast (16-26, 7-11 OVC) held on for a key conference victory.
Trailing 3-1 to Eastern Illinois (24-18, 10-8 OVC), Southeast tied the game in the sixth despite an interesting sequence. After two singles to lead off the inning, Jordan Payne came up to bat in Daryl Graham's spot in the line-up. Payne was called out for batting out of order, but the Redhawks overcame the mistake.
Daryl Graham loaded the bases with a one-out walk, but was retired as Omar Padilla reached base on a fielder's choice. The groundout scored Aaron Rave from third, and Chris Gibson scored from third on Daniel Schuh's RBI single to tie the game at three.
Southeast scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh with some help form a Panthers error. Riley walked to lead off the inning. Rave laid down a sacrifice bunt to advance Riley, and was able to reach base after an errant throw by the pitcher. Riley later scored on Daryl Graham's groundout to short.
Andrew Graham led the Redhawks at the plate today with a 3-5 performance including a run scored.
The win moved Southeast into a tie for seventh place in the Ohio Valley Conference, but they remain two games behind Tennessee Tech. The golden Eagles defeated Murray State today, 16-4.
The Redhawks return to action this Wednesday evening at Capaha Field. Southeast will complete a home-and-home series against Arkansas State as the Indians and Redhawks are set to square off at 6:30 p.m.