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Baseball Splits Home Doubleheader With Austin Peay

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May 15, 2010

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CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - The Southeast Missouri State baseball team recorded a crucial twinbill split over Austin Peay at Capaha Field on Saturday afternoon. The Redhawks dropped the series opener 8-4 before winning a pitcher's duel 2-1 in the doubleheader nightcap.

Michael Adamson's solo home run to lead-off the sixth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and proved to be the game-winner in game two.

Senior pitcher Kyle Gumieny pitched around a two-out single in the top of the seventh and retired Jon Clinard to snap the Redhawks (28-21, 11-7 OVC) four-game losing streak.

The Redhawks got on the scoreboard first scoring a run in the second inning. Brett Russell walked and later scored on Tim Rupp's two out single.

Meanwhile freshman pitcher Shae Simmons was nearly unhittable in his first collegiate start. He allowed just two Austin Peay (24-24, 5-12 OVC) singles in five innings. He walked one and struckout three.

His only blemish was an unearned run by the Govs in the fifth inning to tie the game at 1-1.

Gumieny came into the game in relief and picked up win, improving his record to a team-best 8-1. He pitched two shutout innings and allowed three singles and struckout one.

Gov's starter Ricky Marshall (6-6) received the tough-luck loss in his complete game effort. He allowed two runs on five hits and two walks.

Adamson collected his 28th multiple hit game of the season with a 2-3 performance. His home run was his sixth of the season. He is just four hits short of the Redhawks single season record for hits in a season.

A five-run second inning by the Govs was the deciding factor in the opening game. Matt Kole's two-run double off of Redhawks starter Nick Thomas capped the big inning.

The Govs added a run in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to jump out to an 8-0 lead.

The Redhawks responded with a four-run inning in their half of the sixth. Russell, Rupp and Kenton Parmley each collected RBIs in the inning. Casey Jones scored from third on a botched double-play that extended the inning.

Three Gov relief pitchers combined to shutdown the Redhawks in the final three innings, making a winner out of starter Stephen Huff (5-5). Huff pitched 5.2 innings allowing four runs (one earned) off of six hits and five walks. He struckout seven.

Thomas fell to 6-2 on the year after allowing eight runs (six earned) off of eight hits in 5.1 innings.

Parmley led the Redhawks offense with his team-best 12th three-hit game of the season.

Senior Jim Klocke went 2-4 with a walk and a run scored. It was his 28th multi-hit game of the season.

Clinard and John Hogan each collected three hits. Chris Lewellyn hit his fourth home run of the season leading off the sixth inning.

The Redhawks conclude the series and their home schedule tomorrow afternoon at 1:00 p.m. The Redhawks will honor their senior players prior to the first pitch. A win by the Redhawks tomorrow will clinch a berth to the Ohio Valley Conference Baseball Championship Tournament.

 
 

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