3/16/2010 12:00:00 AM
Baseball Cruises to 13-1 Win over Freed-Hardeman
March 16, 2010
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By Jeff Honza
Southeast Missouri State Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Southeast Missouri (8-8) erupted for seven runs in the third inning to key a commanding 13-1 win over Freed-Hardeman (13-8) Tuesday afternoon at Capaha Field.
Southeast played well in all phases of the game. The Redhawks registered 11 hits, including five which went for extra bases. Five Southeast pitchers combined to toss eight scoreless innings, surrendering only one hit in the final six frames. And, the Redhawks defense did not commit an error.
"We couldn't have played any better today," said Southeast head coach Mark Hogan. "We had some great at-bats and made some nice plays defensively. I was also very pleased with our pitching."
Trailing, 1-0, Southeast batted around to score seven runs on six hits in the bottom of the third.
Seven-straight Redhawks reached base and scored with one out. Kenton Parmley delivered a single to left and stole second. Michael Adamson reached on an error and Parmley went to third. Five-consecutive hits followed, including a run-scoring single by Jim Klocke, two-RBI double by Casey Jones, two-RBI double by Kody Campbell and solo home run by Blake Slattery to grab Southeast a comfortable 7-1 lead.
After Campbell touched home on a balk in the fifth and Parmley belted his first home run of the season in the sixth, Southeast tacked on four more runs in the seventh.
Campbell and Slattery started things off with back-to-back base hits. Campbell, who advanced to third when Tim Rupp flied out to right, scored easily on a wild pitch. Jesse Tierney then drew a one-out walk. Two hitters later, Greg Dambach launched a three-run homer over the left field wall to push the Redhawks lead to 13-1. The home run marked the first of Dambach's career.
Nick Thomas improved to 2-0 on the year after allowing just three hits and one run in five innings. He also struck out five and walked none.
Jon Dicus, Jacob Wente, Trent Wise and Shae Simmons each threw one inning of shutout baseball out of the Redhawks bullpen. In addition, Southeast pitchers retired 17-straight hitters, and at one time, went five innings in a row without allowing a hit.
Adam Blackburn (2-2), who entered the day with a 1.29 ERA, took the fall for Freed-Hardeman. Blackburn scattered six hits and gave up six runs (five earned) in just 2.1 innings. He also recorded one strikeout and issued a walk.
Offensively, seven different Redhawks finished with at least one hit. Jones, Campbell and Slattery paved the way with two hits each. Dambach (3), Jones (2), Campbell (2) and Slattery (2) accounted for nine of Southeast's 11 RBI.
Noslen LaBrada went 2-for-4 and knocked in the only run for the Lions.
Southeast remains at home to host Valparaiso this weekend. The Redhawks and Crusaders open a three-game series on Friday at 3 p.m., CT.