Southeast Baseball Loses Twice at UT-Martin
March 25, 2006
Martin, Tenn. - The Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks opened the Ohio Valley Conference baseball season by sweeping a doubleheader from visiting Southeast Missouri State Saturday afternoon at Skyhawk Field.
The Skyhawks won the first game 3-2 in 10 innings and completed the sweep with a 2-1 victory in the nightcap.
The Skyhawks improve to 7-13 overall and jump out to a 2-0 mark in the OVC race, while the Redhawks fall to 6-13 overall and 0-2 in the league standings. With the sweep, the Skyhawks now improve to 7-3 in one-run games.
The Skyhawks won the first game in the bottom of the tenth inning when Zach Dean stole third base and scored on a throwing error by the Southeast Missouri State catcher.
The Skyhawks tied the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the seventh inning when Zane Gresback singled to left center to drive in Jason Hockaday, who opened the inning with a single to left field.
Both of SEMO's runs were results of sacrifice flies. Asif Shad and Levi Olson were credited with the RBI's.
Josh Parham suffered his first loss of the season for the Redhawks. Parham pitched three innings and gave up two hits and one run. He allowed one walk and struck out one.
Southeast jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the fourth inning of the second game on Phillip Riley's sacrifice fly to left field.
The Skyhawks scored both runs in the bottom half of the fifth inning on four hits. Nick Luper drove in Rezabek with a single to right field. Rezabek doubled down the left field line to open the inning. Gresback drove in the second run with a single to left center that plated Luper.
Jacob Smothers tossed a 4-hit, complete game. He allowed one run, five walks and struck out four. He improves to 2-3 on the year.
The Skyhawks and Redhawks will wrap up the three-game series at 1 p.m. Sunday at Skyhawk Field.