Dalton Hewitt finished 4-for-5 with four RBI in Sunday's exhibition.
10/12/2014 7:31:00 PM
Baseball Looks Sharp in Exhibition Game
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.
– The Southeast Missouri baseball team hosted the Ontario Blue Jays in an exhibition game Sunday at Capaha Field. The Redhawks beat the Blue Jays 10-6.
"We were very fortunate to get the game in today with the weather," said head coach Steve Bieser
. "We saw a lot of guys and that gave us a good evaluation of where we're at as a team and individually as we get into the heart of our fall work."
The Redhawks were first to strike in the first inning when Dalton Hewitt
drove in Garrett Gandolfo
to take a 1-0 lead in the game.
The Blue Jays responded in the second by putting two runs on the board and taking a 2-1 lead on Southeast.
The Redhawks tied the game when Trevor Ezell
plated Brendon Neel
on a single down the right field line; 2-2 after two innings.
Southeast retook the lead with a two-RBI double off the bat of Ryan Rippee
in the fourth inning, 4-2 Southeast.
The Redhawks extended the lead in the sixth. Hewitt hit his second RBI double of the game followed by an RBI double by Alex Burridge
to put the Redhawks up 6-2 after six innings.
The Blue Jays came out swinging in the seventh inning. Ontario plated four runs on four-straight batters to tie the game at six runs apiece.
The Redhawks immediately took their four runs back in the bottom of the inning. Hewitt plated two runs with his fourth double of the day. Nolan Fisher
then stepped in and drove in another with a single into left. Hewitt scored from third on a passed ball to go back up by four runs, 10-6, going to the eighth.
The Redhawks pitching staff allowed only one hit the remainder of the game to secure the win for Southeast.
12 total pitchers were used in the game for the Redhawks as well as numerous position players saw plate appearances and field time.
Hewitt finished the day going 4-for-5 with four RBI.
Southeast Missouri will open the 2014 Red and Black series Wednesday at 2:30 p.m.