Metheny Reaches 1,300 Win Milestone

DURANT, Okla. – Southeastern head coach Mike Metheny became just the third Division II coach to reach 1,300 wins on Saturday as Southeastern took game one of its double header with Oklahoma Baptist 6-1.

The Savage Storm would drop game two 5-1 and move to 21-18 overall on the season and 16-8 in Great American Conference play, moving into a three-way tie for the lead in the standing with Southwestern Oklahoma State and Arkansas-Monticello with nine conference games remaining.

SE will be back in action on April 15-16 when it heads to Magnolia, Ark., to take on Southern Arkansas in a three-game series.

Metheny moves to 1,300-643-2 for his career and is already the active leader in wins in Division II and is now just 14 wins behind all-time leader Joe Roberts who coached Armstrong State to 1,314 wins.

He also becomes the 21st coach in any division to reach 1,300 wins and is tied with Bob Bennett who coached at Fresno State for 20th on the all-time wins list. He is the 10th coach at any division to tally all of those wins at one school.

Game one was all about the long ball as all seven runs score in the game total came home on home runs.

Corban Taylor Started the trend with a three-run shot in the fourth inning over the right field wall.

Brandon Grimsley would add a solo homer over the same wall in the sixth for a 4-0 lead.

Brandon Cuddy would hi8t a solo homer for OBU in the top of the eighth, but Logan Terwilliger would power a ball out of the park to left against the wind to plate two more runs and fashion the 6-1 final score.

Grimsley finished the contest 3-for-4, while Taylor added a pair of hits and a game-high three RBI.

Terwilliger drove in a pair and was one of four other players to log a hit.

On the hill, Scott Richards scattered six hits over 3.2 innings with a strikeout and three walks before Matt Benedict came on to toss 5.1 innings, allowing a run on three hits to earn his fourth win of the season.

In the finale, the Storm were limited to three hits, while Grimsley drove in the only run on a sac fly.

He would do that in the first inning to take an early 1-0 lead, but OBU answered with a three-run second and followed by chipping in a run in the fourth and another in the top of the seventh to hand SE the 5-1 loss.

Mike Wade suffered the loss after allowing three runs, just one earned, over 1.1 innings before Bryce Clemons came on to record a pair of outs, allowing one hit.

Brady Colbert would finish the game and allow two runs on four hits over 5.0 innings of work.