Head Coach Mark Hogan Gets Win Number 500 As Baseball Sweeps Eastern Illinois
May 20, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO. – Head Coach Mark Hogan picked up his 500th career win as the Southeast Missouri skipper, as the Redhawk baseball team swept Eastern Illinois today. Southeast took the first game 9-5, while winning game two, 9-6. The wins put Southeast at 31-20 on the season and 13-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Redhawks and Panthers meet tomorrow at 1:10 pm to conclude the regular season. A Southeast victory would secure the second spot in the OVC tournament and a first round bye. A loss and a Jacksonville State loss to Morehead State would also give the Redhawks second place.
The Redhawk baseball program will honor 18 seniors before tomorrow’s contest. The ceremony will start at 12:45 pm.
Michael Adamson led the offense with six hits in seven at-bats on the day, as he smacked his seventh home run of the season in game one and his 14th stolen base in game two.
In game one, Adamson went 3-for-3 with a home run, three runs scored, one RBI and a walk. Trenton Moses continued his impressive season with a 3-for-4 game. He had a double, a sacrifice fly, two runs scored, while increasing his average to over .400 on the season. Casey Jones and Blake Slattery each had two hits, with Slattery picking up two RBI.
Jordan Underwood improved his record to 5-0 after giving up just two earned runs in 6.2 innings. He struck out two batters, scattered seven hits and walked three before giving the ball to Ryan Prickett. He gave up just one hit in 1.1 innings. Corey Harness made his first appearance in over a month. He got just one out, while giving up three runs on three walks and one hit. Trent Wise recorded the final two outs of the game, giving up just one hit.
The Panthers scored the day’s first run with one run in the top of the second inning. Ben Thoma singled to lead off the inning and advanced to second on a groundout before moving to third when Underwood’s failed pickoff attempt went into center field. Cameron Berra singled him home with a drive to left field.
The Redhawks took a 4-1 lead with four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning. Michael Adamson started the surge with a one out single through the left side and moved all the way to third on Trenton Moses’ single through the right side. Brett Russell hit a sacrifice fly to left center to plate Adamson. Casey Jones singled up the middle and Blake Slattery drove Moses in with a single down the right field line. Louie Haseltine continued the hitting spree with an RBI single up the middle. Tim Rupp picked up an RBI with a single to left field that plated Slattery.
Adamson led off the bottom of the fifth inning with his seventh long ball of the season when he stroked the 1-and-2 pitch to left field. Moses doubled down the left field line on the next pitch, ending starting pitcher Mike Hoesktra’s day. Matt Clark came in and recorded the first out on Russell’s sacrifice bunt. Blake Slattery singled to left center to score Moses from third, extending the Redhawks lead to 6-1.
In the sixth inning, Tim Rupp drew an eight pitch walk to start the inning, sparking Kenton Parmley’s single through the left side. After Jesse Tierney moved the runners up 90 feet on a sacrifice bunt, the bases became loaded when Adamson was intentionally walked. Trenton Moses laced a 1-and-0 pitch to dead center field, which was tracked down at the warning track for an out, but Parmley was able to jog home. Casey Jones scored Adamson with a single up the middle, putting the Redhawks up 9-1.
Jordan Underwood gave up a run an RBI single through the left side with two outs in the seventh to end his last start at Capaha Field. Ryan Prickett came in to pitch and needed just three pitches to end the inning.
In game two, Michael Adamson again led the offense with three hits in four at-bats. He scored once, drove in one and stole his 14th base. Louie Haseltine went 1-for-2, as he crushed his 32nd career home run, placing him in a tie for seventh All-Time with Jim Klocke. He scored twice in the game and stole his fourth base of the year. Brett Russell went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and a solo home run.
Jon Dicus was one out away from picking up his second complete game in as many appearances, but came out with the tying run at the plate. He went 6.2 innings, gave up four earned runs on ten hits and improved to 5-4 with the win. Shae Simmons needed just three pitches to pick up his fifth save of the season and tenth of his career.
Southeast sent nine batters to the plate in the first inning, as they scored six runs on five hits to start off the game.
Ky Burgess singled up the middle with one out and moved to second on Adamson’s single through the left side. Moses plated the first run with a double down the right field line on a full count pitch. Brett Russell took four straight balls to load the bases for Casey Jones. Jones ripped the 0-and-1 pitch off the wall in right field for a two RBI double. Russell held up at third, but would jog on home when Louie Haseltine blasted a two-run homer to left field.
Eastern Illinois answered back with three runs in the top of the second inning. T.J. McManus led off the inning with a home run to right center on a 1-and-0 count and Cameron Berra doubled to left center. He moved to third on a ground out, but scored on Jacob Reese’s singled to left field that was nearly caught by the diving Adamson. Nick Priessman singled home Reese for the third run.
Zach Borenstein homered to right field with one out to cut the Redhawks lead to 7-4 in the fifth, but the Redhawks answered back with two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.
Brett Russell led off the inning with a solo blast down the left field line. With two outs, Louie Haseltine reached base by getting pelted with a 1-and-2 pitch. He attempted to steal second base on first movement from Matt Miller, who threw the ball into right field. Haseltine kept on running and beat the throw to the plate, giving the Redhawks a 9-4 lead.
In the seventh inning, Eastern Illinois scored two runs and had the tying run at the plate with two outs. Borenstein led off the inning with a double down the right field line and Moses’ fielding error allowed David Ciaglia to reach base. McManus reached loaded the bases when Moses committed his second error of the inning. Cameron Berra plated Borenstein when he grounded into a fielder’s choice that sent McManus to the dugout after Rupp tossed the ball to Parmley at second for the first out. Ryan Dineen plated the second run on a sacrifice fly down the left field line. When Reese walked on four pitches, Mark Hogan turned to Shae Simmons, who ended the game on just three pitches, securing Southeast’s 31st win of the season.