Baseball Falls In Second Round of OVC Tournament, 8-2, to Jacksonville State
May 26, 2011
by Bo BuntonSoutheast Missouri Sports Information
JACKSON, TENN. - The Southeast Missouri baseball team fell 8-2 to the Jacksonville State Gamecocks in the second round of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Southeast out-hit the Gamecocks 10-9.
The loss puts the Redhawks in the loser's bracket and will either play at 11 am or 3 pm tomorrow. The start time depends on the outcome of the Austin Peay/ Tennessee Tech game.
Kenton Parmley led the offense with a 3-for-4 game. Taylor Heon and Kody Campbell both picked up hits as pinch hitters. Trenton Moses had an RBI, a walk and one hit in three at-bats. He and pinch runner Cole Bieser scored the Redhawks runs.
Jordan Underwood picked up his first loss of the season, dropping to 5-1. He threw six solid innings, giving up just three earned runs on seven hits. He struck out six and walked two.
Trent Wise threw two shutout innings. He struck out three of the seven batters he faced. Christian Hull gave up three earned runs on two walks and one hit. Ryan Prickett gave up one run on one hit, while pitching one inning.
With the wind blowing out to right field, Jake Sharrock hit a solo shot to right field to put the Gamecocks on top 1-0 in the first inning.
Nick Harris singled off the wall in right field with one out to get the Redhawks going in the first. Michael Adamson drew a walk on five pitches, setting the stage for the OVC's Player of the Year, Trenton Moses. He loaded the bases with a five pitch walk, but Brett Russell ended the inning by grounding into a double play.
A one out error sparked the Gamecocks to load the bases for Eric Underwood in the top of the third inning. He hit a sacrifice fly to dead center field that would score Sharrock and move the runners to second and third with two outs. Jordan Underwood was able to end the inning with a fly out to right field, but Jacksonville State led 2-0.
Kenton Parmley singled up the middle to start the Redhawks half of the third. He would be caught stealing on a 2-and-2 pitch and Nick Harris struck out for the second out. Casey Antley struck out Adamson to end the inning, sending the game into the fourth inning with JSU on top, 2-0.
Trenton Moses led off the fourth inning by reaching on an error after his line drive was dropped by the third baseman. He moved to second on a wild pitch and then moved to third on Russell's ground out to second. Antley struck out Casey Jones and Ky Burgess to end the inning.
Sharrock led off the fifth inning with a single to left center and Sam Eberle singled through the left side to bring up Eric Underwood. His single up the middle scored Sharrock and the throw to the plate moved the runners up to secon and third. Blake Sequin hit a sacrifice fly to right field to score Eberle, giving the Gamecocks a 4-0 lead.
Trent Wise relieved Underwood in the seventh and pitched a scoreless inning.
Casey Jones led off the Redhawks seventh inning with a double off the wall in right field. Ky Burgess followed with a six pitch walk to set up first and second with no one out for Blake Slattery. Slattery reached on a fielder's choice bunt after relief pitcher Hunter Rivers threw the ball to third for the first out. The inning ended when Tim Rupp grounded into a double play.
A leadoff error looked to get the Gamecocks into the run column again, but Wise struck out two batters and a got a fly out to keep Jacksonville State off the board in the eighth.
Kenton Parmley led off the eighth inning with a single just over the second baseman's head. Parmley would be erased on Harris' groundball to third and Harris would move to second on the wild throw from the second baseman. Cole Bieser entered the game as a pinch runner for Harris and move to third on Adamson's single through the left side. Trenton Moses got the Redhawks on the board with a single to right center field, moving Adamson to third. After the Gamecocks went to reliever Cody Ponder, Louie Haseltine entered as a pinch hitter. He gave Southeast its second run of the game with a sacrifice fly to right field, plating Adamson. Jacksonville State made a pitching change, bringing in Todd Hornsby. That triggered head coach Mark Hogan to bring in Kody Campbell to pinch hit. On a 1-and-1 count, Campbell laced a single up the middle, but the Redhawks could not plate another run in the inning and trailed 4-2 heading into the ninth inning.
Christian Hull came in to relief and gave up a leadoff triple to Michael Bishop. Coty Blanchard drew a seven pitch walk and Sharrock walked on a full count to load the bases. Ryan Prickett entered the game and gave up a double down the right field line to score two runs, making the score 6-2 in favor of Jacksonville State. The first out of the inning came on an RBI sacrifice fly to dead center field off the bat of Kyle Bluestein. Eric Underwood's ground out to third base scored the Gamecocks fourth run of the inning. Prickett ended the inning by inducing a ground ball to Moses.
Pinch hitter Taylor Heon singled up the middle with one out in the ninth and moved to second on Parmley's single through the left side. Cole Bieser struck out for the second out in the inning and Michael Adamson struck out for the final out of the ball game.