Redhawks Baseball Hosts Evansville Wednesday
May 3, 2005
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - (Tueday, May 3, 2005) Southeast Missouri State University welcomes the Purple Aces of Evansville. Wednesday will mark the first meeting between the two teams.
The Redhawks are coming off a weekend series against conference rival Eastern Kentucky. The Redhawks (16-26, 7-11 OVC) dropped game one 3-2 in eleven innings. The Redhawks lost game two in a slugfest 12-11. Redhawks pitcher Ryan Forsyth's complete game was not enough as the Redhawks fell in the series finale 3-1.
Eric Horstman went 6-11, with two runs scored and one RBI against the Colonels. Horstman extended his hitting streak to 12 games, while recording his 14th multi-hit game of the season. On the season Horstman is hitting .331, with 54 hits and 28 runs scored.
Freddy Lopez went 2-4, with four RBIs and two runs scored in game two against Eastern Kentucky. Lopez is hitting .290, with 24 RBIs and 12 runs scored.
Coach Mark Hogan reached another career milestone as he won his 700th game against Eastern Illinois on April 23rd. Coach Hogan has a career record of 701-515-3 in his 24th year as a college head coach. In his 11th year at Southeast Coach Hogan has a record of 324-259-1.
Following Wednesday's game with Evansville the Redhawks will be home for a three-game series against conference rival Morehead State. The Redhawks will play a doubleheader on Saturday with the series finale on Sunday the first pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. on both days.
All games can be heard live on 1220 KGIR or online at www.kgir.com
The Purple Aces are coming off a 7-4 loss to Lipscomb in Evansville. The Purple Aces have lost six of their last eight games. Evansville (30-14, 8-7 MVC) is currently in fourth place in the Missouri Valley Conference.
The Purple Aces are led offensively by Erik Lis. The junior infielder is hitting .319, with 39 RBIs and 28 runs scored. Lis leads the MVC with eight home runs.
Junior outfielder Jeff Fontaine is hitting .313, with seven home runs and 38 runs scored. Fontaine leads the Purple Aces with 14 doubles.
Junior pitcher Adam Rodgers is 4-2, with a 2.73 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 79 innings pitched. Rodgers leads the Purple Aces with three complete games.
Dave Schrage is in his 3rd year as head coach at Evansville with a record of 82-77.