Haseltine's Game Tying Pinch Hit Double In The 8th Sparks Baseball's Win Over 16th Ranked Arkansas, 6-5
May 4, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri State Sports Information
FAYETTEVILLE, ARK. – Louie Haseltine’s pinch hit double tied the game in the eighth inning to spark the Southeast Missouri State baseball team’s win over 16th ranked Arkansas, 6-5. Ky Burgess singled home Cole Bieser to give the Redhawks a 6-5 lead in the eighth inning. Southeast improved to 28-17 on the season, while the Razorbacks dropped to 30-14. It was the first win over a ranked opponent since the Redhawks beat 16th ranked Alabama on February 27, 2009, 8-4.
Logan Mahon picked up his fifth win of the season for Southeast after pitching the final 2.1 innings. He struck out two batters and gave up just two hits. Jordan Underwood started the game for the Redhawks and pitched three innings. He gave up two earned runs on three hits and struck out two batters. Trent Wise threw 2.1 innings, striking out one batter and giving up two runs on one hit. Shae Simmons struck out one batter in 1.1 innings. He gave up one earned run on one hit.
Ky Burgess led the offense with two RBI and two hits. Brett Russell went 2-for-5 with two RBI and one run scored. Russell’s double was his sixth of the season. Kenton Parmley went 2-for-5 and Trenton Moses went 0-for-2, but scored twice and walked three times. Taylor Heon went 1-for-3 and Blake Slattery went 1-for-3 with one run scored and one RBI.
Southeast opened the game with two runs in the top of the first inning on one hit. Arkansas’ starter Ryne Stanek retired Kenton Parmley and Nick Harris to start the game, but then issued walks to Michael Adamson and Trenton Moses. Adamson made his 100th career start for Southeast. The 3rd round draft pick from 2010 got Brett Russell in a 1-and-2 count, but the next pitch was drilled to the left center field wall for a two run double. Casey Jones ended the inning with a hard hit groundout to second base.
Dominic Ficociello walked with two outs in the first and advanced to second base on a balk by Jordan Underwood. James McCann singled to center field to drive in the run and he advanced to second on Blake Slattery’s fielding error. Underwood retired Kyle Robinson to end the inning.
The Razorbacks had second and third with one out in the bottom of the second inning, but Underwood struck out Tim Carver and Jacob Rice to end the inning, escaping the jam without a run.
Southeast increased its lead to 3-1 with one run in the fourth inning. Blake Slattery singled up the middle and advanced to second on a ground out by Taylor Heon. Ky Burgess picked up his sixth RBI of the season when he singled to right field to drive in Slattery.
Arkansas cut the Redhawk lead to 3-2 with one run in the bottom half of the fourth inning. A single and double started the inning, setting up second and third for Franco Broyles. Trent Wise, the Bentonville, Ark. native, replaced Underwood on the mound and got Broyles to ground into a fielder’s choice. The run scored on the play, but Kenton Parmley threw to third base to get Matt Reynolds out at third. Wise retired the next two batters to end the inning and keep the Redhawk lead intact.
Arkansas took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth inning. James McCann walked and Kyle Robinson singled down the left field line to bring up Matt Reynolds with no one out. He grounded into a fielder’s choice, retiring Reynolds at second and moving McCann to third. Shae Simmons entered the game and got Franco Broyles to fly out to center, but that would also bring McCann across home plate. Reynolds moved to second on a passed ball and moved to third on a fielding error by Simmons off the bat of Jarrod McKinney. McKinney took off for second base, drawing a throw from Simmons and activating Reynolds to take off for home. The run would cross home plate after the throw from Taylor Heon was off-line.
The Razorbacks held a 4-3 lead after six complete innings of play.
Arkansas scored another run in the bottom of the seventh inning, increasing the score to 5-3. Simmons got the first two outs in the seventh inning before giving up an eight pitch walk to Ficociello. He moved to second on a passed ball and scored on a double to left center off the bat of James McCann. After Simmons walked Robinson, Logan Mahon entered the game and struck out Matt Reynolds to end the inning.
Trenton Moses led off the Redhawks eighth inning with his fourth walk of the series. Brett Russell picked up his second hit of the game on a line drive to right field and moved to second on a wild pitch. After Jones made the first out of the inning, Blake Slattery plated Moses with a ground out to short, which moved Russell to second. Louie Haseltine came in to pinch hit and picked up his second pinch hit in as many nights, tying the game with his 32nd double of his career. Speedy Cole Bieser came in to pinch run for Haseltine and wasted no time using his speed, scoring Ky Burgess’ single to center field on the first pitch. Kenton Parmley singled up the middle, giving the Redhawks their third consecutive hit of the inning, but Nick Harris struck out on a full count to end the inning.
Mahon got a ground out and strikeout to start the eighth inning, but Tim Carver singled to short stop to keep the inning alive for the Razorbacks. Mahon ended the inning by picking off Carver.
Mahon got the first out of the ninth inning on a fly out to Nick Harris and got the second out of the inning on a foul out to catcher Jesse Tierney. Ficociello kept the Razorbacks alive with a single to right field, but a fly out to Tim Rupp ended the game, giving the Redhawks the win, 6-5.