Southeastern baseball will dive back into Great American Conference play this weekend when it heads to Magnolia, Ark., for a three-game series against No. 4 ranked Southern Arkansas. Game one is set for a 4 p.m. start on March 29, followed by a double-header on March 30 starting at 1 p.m.
The Savage Storm enter the weekend with a 14-14 record overall and a 6-9 mark in GAC play which puts them in eighth place, two games out of the sixth-place slot needed to advance to the GAC Tournament.
SE will be ending a 13 day span without playing a conference game, but did take two-of-three from McMurry in Abilene, Texas, and the team has won five of its last eight.
Chevis Springer leads the team's offensive efforts with a .318 average that includes three triples and 12 RBI with 25 runs scored.
Jacob Carter is also north of the .300 mark at .308 on the year with a homer, 10 RBI and a team-high on-base percentage of .447.
The Storm pitching staff is led by reliever Mason Crenshaw who is 3-1 on the year with six saves and a 1.61 ERA.
SE's top starter has been Jaime Paxton with a 2.35 ERA in five starts and nine appearances with a 2-1 record, while four other pitchers have two wins each, including Canyon Conley who leads the team in strikeouts with 43.
The Muleriders come into the weekend with a 25-7 mark overall and a 12-6 record in league play and are currently leading the conference standings.
They have six hitters posting better than .300 averages, led by Jon Phillips who is hitting .388, while Tyler Cameron has driven in a team-best 34 runs.
The team's trio of starting pitchers have combined for a 14-2 record, led by Timothy Buchanan's 5-0 mark, while Janson Carr is leading the team with a 1.67 ERA.