SE Hosts HSU in Home, GAC Opener

Southeastern will be looking to get back in the win column when it opens Great American conference and home play against Henderson State Feb. 15-16 at The Ballpark in Durant.

The Savage Storm opens the weekend with a 2 p.m. contest on Friday followed by a double-header slated for noon on Saturday.

SE comes into the weekend with a 2-2 mark after back-to-back losses to end the Holiday Inn Emerald Beach South Texas Baseball Classic in Corpus Christi, Texas last weekend.

Southeastern opened the 2013 season with a 5-3 win over Northwood and followed with a 9-6 win against Loyola to open the weekend.

The Storm were then narrowly defeated by former conference rival Texas A&M-Kingsville 9-8 when a ninth-inning rally fell just short.

SE finished the weekend with an 8-5 loss to St. Cloud State who rallied from a 5-1 deficit.

The Storm is led on offense by Ryan Salter who has tallied a .44 batting average with a pair of doubles, three RBI, five runs scored and five stolen bases.

Three others are over .300 on the year with Aaron Chalk at .375, Chevis Springer at .368 and Josh Smith at .333.

Springer leads the club with five RBI so far thanks in large part to a grand slam against SCS.

Vance Woodruff has the team's other home runs, while he and Tucker Alexander have driven in four runs each.

Levi Lewis and Eddie Cervantes each have wins out of the gate, with Lewis also posting a save to go with a 2.70 ERA and seven strikeouts.

Brandon Marris has a pair of starts, but has yet to tally a decision and has tossed a combined 8.0 innings.

The Reddies come into the weekend at 4-0 after sweeping a four-game road series at Cameron to open the year.

HSU is hitting .289 as a team and is led by Michael Corso who is hitting .385 with three RBI, while Matt Evans is at .308 with a triple.

Austin Coble and Nathan Eller are the pitching leaders out of the gate as both picked up wins in the opening series without allowing a run.

Eller allowed just one hit in 6.0 innings pitched with six strikeouts, while Coble posted four strikeouts while allowing five hits in 6.0 innings.

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