Southeast Baseball Attempts to Slow Crimson Tide
March 12, 2004
Tuscaloosa, Ala. -
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team (4-5) opens up a three-game set with the Crimson Tide of Alabama today at 6:30 p.m. The Indians will take on 'Bama tomorrow at 4 p.m. and 2 p.m. on Sunday.
Scouting Southeast...The Tribe comes into this weekend's series on a three-game winning streak. Southeast took both games of a doubleheader on Sunday against Brescia. The Indians shutout the Bearcats 6-0 the first game and 8-0 the second.
Southeast then hosted Saint Louis University for a Wednesday afternoon matchup. The Tribe used a five-run eighth-inning offensive outburst to comeback from 4-2 to win it 7-4.
Aaron Fangman and Bo Jenkins powered the Indians to the win, as each hit a homer in the eighth. Jenkins finished the day 2-for-4 with three RBI. Jenkins leads the Southeast squad in home runs this year with two, and RBI with eight.
Junior closer Brad Smith improved his record to a team-leading 3-0. the righthander has been nearly perfect thus far and has benefitted from the Tribe's late-inning comebacks. He continues to have a perfect 0.00 ERA in 12 innings pitched in five appearances. The junior closer also leads the team with 14 strikeouts, and opponents are hitting just .132 against him.
This weekend Soutehst will send senior righthander Bill Clayton to the mound in game one. Clayton is 0-1 in just two appearances. He has seven strikeouts in just four innings of work.
In game two, Southeast sends 6-7 righthander Anthony Maupin to the mound. Maupin (1-1) earned his first win in a Southeast uniform on Sunday, picking up the decision in the second game of a Sunday's doubleheader.
In game three, the Indians will send Mike Fitch to the mound. The junior righty leads the team in innings pitched and games started. He has a 0-1 with nine strikeouts in four appearances.