Baseball Sweeps Murray State In Doubleheader, Wins Game Two 17-7
April 30, 2011
MURRAY, KY. – After splitting last weekend’s series, the Southeast Missouri State baseball team picked up a doubleheader sweep over Murray State. Southeast won game one 5-4, but exploded for 17 runs in game two en route to a 17-7 victory that improved the Redhawks to 10-5 in Ohio Valley Conference play.
Jordan Underwood picked up his fourth win of the season in game one after throwing 6.0 innings. He struck out four batters and gave up three runs, two earned, on four hits. Trent Wise threw the seventh inning, striking out one batter and walked one batter. Logan Mahon recorded his seventh save of the season in a two inning effort. He got out of a bases loaded jam in the ninth inning on a line drive double play.
Casey Jones led the offense with two hits in five at-bats. He drove in two runs on his second career triple, walked twice and scored once. Trenton Moses, the reigning national hitter of the week, continued his hot hitting with two hits in three at-bats. He also walked twice and improved his batting average to .383. Tim Rupp went 2-for-4, Nick Harris smacked his fourth home run of the season on his lone hit and Brett Russell drove in two runs on his lone single of the game.
The Redhawks drew seven walks in the game and had ten hits in 35 at-bats. The ‘Breds had just six hits in 30 at-bats, but walked eight times, including three in the final inning.
Nick Harris drew a one out walk in the top of the first inning, but would be retired on a fielder’s choice grounder off the bat of Michael Adamson. Adamson stole second base and Trenton Moses walked to set up first and second for Brett Russell. Russell laced a single to center to score Adamson from second, giving the Redhawks a 1-0 lead. Casey Jones followed suit and drilled a full count triple to right center to give the Redhawks a 3-0 lead.
Jordan Underwood set down the ‘Breds in order in the bottom of the first inning, posting a strikeout to end the inning.
Nick Harris led off the Redhawks third inning with a solo shot down the left field line, giving the visiting squad a 4-0 lead. Trenton Moses and Casey Jones also drove singles in the inning, but Southeast could not put any other runs across the plate in the inning.
Underwood gave up just his first hit in the game with two outs in the bottom of the third inning, but it was a shot that would give Brandon Elliot the trot around the bases.
Southeast would hold a 4-1 lead heading into the top of the fifth inning.
Trenton Moses poked his second hit of the game with one out in the fifth inning, but Southeast was unable to extend its lead.
Colton Moore and Elliot Frey led off the fifth inning with walks. Leadoff hitter Wes Warren singled on a bunt to third base and the attempted throw from Moses went down the right field line, which would bring in one run and move Frey to third. Brandon Elliot picked up an RBI with a ground out to Parmley, cutting the Redhawks lead to 4-3 after five innings.
Murray State had the tying run on third base in the sixth inning, but Underwood got Colton Moore to strikeout to end the inning and end Underwood’s day on the mound.
Trent Wise threw a very solid inning out of the bullpen in the seveth inning. He struck out Ellion Frey to start the inning, recorded the second out on a ground out before surrendering a single to right field. Wise got Travis Isaak to fly out to end the inning.
Logan Mahon entered the game in the eighth inning and retired three batters in a row to send the game into the top of the ninth inning with the Redhawks on top 4-3.
Kenton Parmley smacked a single up the middle with one out in the ninth, but Nick Harris’ ground ball to third sent Parmley back to the dugout on the fielder’s choice. Harris legged out the ground ball, not allowing Murray State to complete the inning ending double play. That proved to be huge, as both Michael Adamson and Trenton Moses drew walks to load the bases. Brett Russell battled the at-bat to a full count and drew a walk, which resulted in Nick Harris jogging across home plate. Casey Jones ended the inning with a long fly out to the warning track down the left field line.
Cody Larson drew a leadoff walk to start the ‘Breds ninth inning. Drew Pixley came in to run for Larson, but would take the easy jog to second base after Colton Moore drew a four pitch walk. Ty Stetson pinch ran for Moore and moved all the way to third on a bunt single to third and a throwing error from Moses. Pixley would cross home plate on the play, cutting the Southeast lead to 5-4. Wes Warren sacrificed Frey to second base on a bunt to Tierney. Brandon Elliot was intentionally walked to load the bases with one out, putting the game in Travis Isaak’s hands. Isaak got down in the count 0-and-2, but crushed a line drive right at Casey Jones. Jones made the catch and stepped on first to end the game on a double play.
In game two, the Redhawks put 17 runs on the board in the third and fourth innings en route to picking up the sweep with a 17-7 win.
Brad LaBruyere earned his seventh win of the season, as he improved to 7-1. He went 6.1 innings, gave up five earned runs on six hits and struck out three batters.
Michael Adamson and Casey Jones led the Redhawk offense in game two. The two had three hits in the game, scored three times and had three RBI. Adamson had two doubles and his sixth home run of the season. Jones hit his 14th double of the year and his third home run of the season. Kenton Parmley went 1-for-2 with two runs and three walks. Nick Harris had a team-high four RBI in game two. He scored three times and had two hits, one of which was his fifth blast of the season. Blake Slattery had two hits in three at-bats and drove in three RBI. Trenton Moses went 2-for-4 and scored three runs while droving in his 40th RBI of the season.
Ty Stetson led off the ‘Breds first inning with a walk and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Brandon Elliot. Travis Isaak got an RBI on a single to right center to give Murray State a 1-0 lead after one inning.
The score would stay that way until the Redhawks put six runs on the board in the top of the third inning. Ky Burgess started the inning with a one out walk and Kenton Parmley looked at four balls in a row to get on first. Nick Harris picked up an RBI with a single through the left side. Michael Adamson hit a towering foul ball near the first base coaches box and headed towards the dugout as the first baseman camped underneath the ball. Cody Larson could not come up with the ball, giving Adamson another chance at giving the Redhawks the lead. The next pitch to Adamson was drilled over the left field wall for a three run home run, giving Southeast a 4-1 lead. Casey Jones smoked a double down the left field line. Trenton Moses singled to right field on the next pitch and moved to second when Louie Haseltine was pegged with a 1-and-1 pitch. Blake Slattery earned an RBI on a single through the right side that would plate Moses. Taylor Heon earned an RBI the easy way, drawing a walk on four pitches that scored Casey Jones. The Redhawks would make the final two outs of the inning without scoring another run, but put six runs across in the inning.
Nick Harris started off the fourth inning by reaching on a fielding error by the third baseman and advanced to third on a double to left by Michael Adamson. Trenton Moses tied the All-Time hit by pitch record with his 27th hit by pitch of his career. Casey Jones singled to center field to score Harris and Haseltine picked up an RBI on a hit by pitch. Blake Slattery drove in two runs with a double down the right field line, increasing the Redhawk lead to 10-1. Taylor Heon drove in Haseltine with a sacrifice fly to left field. Kenton Parmley walked with two outs to set up first and third for Nick Harris. Harris took the first pitch of the at-bat and blasted it off the scoreboard in left center for a three run home run. Adamson hit his second double of the inning and Trenton Moses drove him in with a single to center field. Casey Jones drilled a two run homer to left field to give Southeast a 17-1 lead after four innings.
Brad LaBruyere toed the rubber in the bottom of the seventh inning giving up just three hits through six innings, but gave up three hits and four earned runs before being replaced by Josh Syberg. Syberg gave up two runs on three hits, but the Redhawks closed out the game with a 17-7 advantage over Murray State.
The two teams are scheduled to face off at 1 pm tomorrow, but severe weather is expected to enter the area.