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Redhawks Play Three-Game OVC Weekend Series at Eastern Kentucky

Redhawks Play Three-Game OVC Weekend Series at Eastern Kentucky

May 4, 2007

RICHMOND, Ky. - Southeast plays a three-game weekend series against the Colonels of Eastern Kentucky at Turkey Hughes Field. Saturday the teams will play a doubleheader beginning at 12-noon central time. First pitch of Sunday's series finale is also slated for 12-noon. Southeast (27-18, 12-6) heads into the three-game set in first place in the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC). The Redhawks are 9-9 on the road thus far in 2007. Eastern Kentucky (19-22-1, 8-8) is 13-10 on the season at home.

LAST TIME OUT: The Redhawks took two of three games at Capaha Field last weekend against Eastern Illinois. The teams split Saturday's doubleheader with Southeast rebounding on Sunday to win 10-4. Senior Omar Padilla (Point Reyes Station, Calif./Santa Rosa CC) hit a grand slam and added a two-run double to lead the offensive attack. Junior Ivan Nails (Horn Lake, Miss./Southwest Tennessee CC) pitched five and two-thirds innings of three-hit relief to earn the victory.

AGAINST THE OVC: Southeast is 12-6 in OVC play this spring, tied with Jacksonville State for the best record in the league. The Redhawks hold the tiebreaker over the Gamecocks after taking two of three head-to-head in early April.

SHAH NAMED TO WALLACE AWARD WATCH LIST: Senior pitcher/outfielder Asif Shah (Cincinnati, Ohio/Wabash Valley CC) was named to the revised Brooks Wallace Award Watch List on Wednesday. Currently there are 112 players on the watch list in all of Division I.

RADIO: Every Southeast baseball game can once again be heard live on the Redhawks Radio Network. Tune in to ESPN 1220 AM KGIR or listen to the live webcast available at www.espn1220.com. Erik Sean will call the play-by-play in the games against Eastern Illinois this weekend while Jess Bolen will provide the color commentary.

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