4/18/2010 12:00:00 AM
Baseball Shuts Down UT Martin, 15-1
April 18, 2010
By Brett Maikowski
Southeast Missouri State Sports Information
MARTIN, Tenn. - Southeast (21-14, 8-4 OVC) avoided the series sweep against UT Martin (18-17, 3-6 OVC) with a 15-1 victory this afternoon at Skyhawks Field. With the victory, the Redhawks break a four-game losing streak.
Tim Rupp and Ky Burgess brought in the first two runs in the second inning for the Redhawks to take the first and last lead of the game. The Skyhawks put up one in the bottom of the inning, but that was it for them.
From the fourth through sixth innings, the Redhawks added four runs to their lead. Brett Russell hit his second homer of the weekend to leadoff the fourth inning. Rupp, Michael Adamson, and Jim Klocke each tacked on a single RBI during that span.
The Redhawks broke the game open and took a 10-1 lead in the seventh with a grand slam from Adamson, his first of the season. Adamson tacked on one more run in the ninth inning to bring his total to six RBI for the day.
The Redhawks didn't settle and kept fighting for more though, as they piled on five more runs in the last frame to notch their largest margin of victory of the season (14). The five RBI came from four separate players.
Klocke extended his hitting streak to 23 games after going 2-for-5 with one RBI.
Defensively, the pitching was some of the best of the season. Jordan Underwood (4-3) continued his trend of strong pitching, after picking up his third win in his last four appearances. Underwood only allowed one run on five hits, while striking out four in seven innings of work.
Following Underwood, Jacob Wente and Shae Simmons each pitched one inning to close out the game. Neither pitcher allowed a single run or hit.
Lozupone (2-3) earned the loss after tossing 3 2/3 innings, in which he allowed four runs on seven hits and three walks.
Southeast will return to action on Tuesday against Southern Illinois. The Redhawks will look to split the season series with the Salukis at 3 p.m. in Carbondale, Ill.