Southeast Missouri (25-24, 13-14) and Belmont (26-25, 17-13) traded runs all game before BU sealed the series in the eighth inning Sunday afternoon, 11-10.
The Redhawks collected 10 runs on 10 hits during the contest. Dan Holst
paced the team with three hits, including a two run-homer, three RBI, and four runs scored, coming up just a triple shy of the cycle. Danny Wright
added two hits of his own and drove in a pair of runs.
went just three innings in his start for the Redhawks. He gave up four runs on six hits with no walks and three strikeouts. Jared Waldhoff
replaced Green in the top of the fourth and tossed an inning of work and went 1-2-3 to get out of the inning. Beltran pitched two-thirds of an inning, giving up one run on three hits and striking out one. Joey Burris
pitched an inning and gave up one run one hit and walked two. Daniel Bergtholdt
and Chase Hagerty
each pitched a third of an inning and allowed three runs on two hits between the pair. Wade came in for two-thirds of an inning and allowed only one hit while walking two. Vega threw the final inning for the Redhawks and was saddled with the loss after give up two runs on three hits.
Casey Queener pitched four and a third innings, allowing six runs on four hits while walking two and striking out one. Zach Hodgkiss came in for Queener and threw one and two-thirds innings allowing three runs on five hits with one strikeout. Kyle Klotz pitched two innings and picked up the win for the Bruins. He allowed one run on one hit, walked one and struck out two. Brennan Washington pitched the ninth and picked up his second save of the season with one walk and one strikeout.
Southeast got on the board right away to take an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Holst opened the inning with a liner off of Queener. After a missed double play opportunity for BU, Chris Caffrey
brought Holst in on a sac fly to right field.
The Redhawks added three more in the second to take a 4-0 lead. Aiden McMahan led off the frame with a two-bag laser down the left-field line. With one out, Kyle Bottger
singled in McMahan, who then doubled home by Holst to pick up two quick runs. Holst then scored on an error by Hunter Holland, dropping Chris Osborne
's well-hit ball on the warning track.
Belmont got runs back in the second and third innings with a pair of home runs. Holland made up for his second-inning error with a solo shot over the left field wall in the bottom half of the frame. Tyler Walsh followed suit in the third sending a solo shot to left.
In the bottom of the fourth, BU erased the deficit with two more runs. Matt Cogen laced a double to left center before coming home on Holland's second homerun of the game.
SEMO took the lead back in the top of the fifth with a pair of runs. After a fly out from Osborne, Tristen Gagan was hit by a pitch and stole second before being moved to third by Brian Lees
' fielder's choice. For the second time on the weekend, the Redhawks pulled off a double steal as Gagan took home to give Southeast a 5-4 lead. Wright then drove Lees in with a base knock to right center.
Belmont got one back in the bottom of the fifth to cut the Redhawks lead to 6-5. Chas Hadden reached with a one-out single. After making it to third on a single and a fielder's choice, Holland drove in his fourth run of the day with a flare to straightaway center.
Southeast added two more in the top of the sixth off a long hall to right. Bottger reached on a one-out error by the shortstop and Holst drove him in with a line drive two-run homerun to right, marking his second of the series and seventh of the year.
The Bruins cut back into the lead in the bottom half of the frame with one run. Clay Payne hit BU's fourth homerun of the day with no one on base.
In the seventh, SEMO collected one more run to give Southeast a 9-6 lead. Lees tallied a leadoff base knock and came around to score on Wright's triple into the left field corner.
Belmont tied the game in the seventh with three runs during the frame. Cogen led off with a walk and was doubled over to third by Holland. Kyle Conger brought Cogen in with a sac fly to center. The next three batters reached, including an RBI single by Walsh, who would then go on to tie the game after scoring on a wild pitch.
The Redhawks would retake the lead in the eighth. Holst earned a one-out walk and reached third on a hard hit single by Osborne. Gagan brought Holst in with a deep sac fly to right for his fourth RBI of the series.
BU took the lead in the bottom half and not relinquish it in the ninth. The Bruins picked up three hits in the inning. Kocher doubled in the tying run and Payne drove in the winning run, for the second game in a row, with a sac fly to deep center.
The Bruins tallied 16 hits on the day, half of those going for extra bases including four home runs. Holland led the way with career-best five hits and went yard twice while driving in four and scoring four runs.
SEMO will return to action next weeked with the regular season finale against OVC opponent Eastern Kentucky. The series will kick off Thursday at 6 p.m.