Play Suspended in SE-OBU Game after 14 innings

Four hours was not enough time for Southeastern and Ouachita Baptist to settle on a winner on Friday afternoon, as the series opener in Arkadelphia, Ark., was forced to suspend play due to darkness with the teams tied at 2-2 after 14 innings.

The game will be resumed at 11 a.m. on Saturday morning with the regularly scheduled double to follow at noon or following the suspended game's conclusion.

Troy McCartney has paced the Savage Storm thus far in the contest, going 3-for-5 with both RBI.

Evan Ramsey and Aaron Chalk each added two-hit outings, while seven different players in all recorded hits for the Storm.

Ryan Salter drew three walks and added a pair of stolen bases to his team-leading total, which is now up to 10 on the season.

Vance Woodruff turned in a solid 7.2 innings of work, but was touched for a pair of runs, only one of which was earned, on six hits with five strikeouts.

He turned the ball over to Cameron Mann in the eighth inning and he turned in 6.1 innings of work, allowing five hits and striking out four before the suspension.

After the Storm threatened in the first inning, OBU struck first on the scoreboard when Luis De Jesus singled home Landon Moore with two outs in the second inning.

SE pushed runners to third in the fourth, fifth and sixth inning, but were unable to get he hit to bring home runs and headed to the seventh inning down 1-0.

Tucker Alexander reached on a two-out single to right and moved to second on a Ramsey single to left.

McCartney then followed with a two-run double that scored Alexander and Ramsey and put the Storm up 2-1 midway through the seventh.

Southeastern would threaten again in the top of the eighth, but strand a runner at third for the fourth time in the contest.

OBU would then take advantage in the bottom half of the eighth with Moore bringing home Keegan Ghidotti when he reached on a two-out error, tying the game at 2-2.

McCartney would walk in the top of the ninth and eventually advance to third when Chalk reached first on a fielder's choice with one out.

McCartney, however, would get thrown out on the double-steal attempt and the Storm would end the top of the ninth without scoring.

SE would get out of the ninth inning on defense with Mann, who came on in the eighth inning, striking out the first and last batter in the inning.

The Tigers would nearly take the game in the bottom of the 10th inning, but Chalk would pick up a ball singled into right field and gun down OBU's Chris Tavares at the plate for the final out of the inning.

Neither team would threaten in the 11th, but the Tigers would load the bases with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, but Mann would work out of trouble with a strikeout and a groundout to first to end the scare.

Ryan Salter would reach on an HBP and steal second in the 13th inning, and McCartney would single and steal second in the 14th, but neither would move past in either inning.

The Tigers would go in order in the 13th and the 14th before the game was suspended.


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