SOSU Splits Day, Takes Series at HSU

Southeastern opened Saturday with its second-straight extra inning win, 4-2 in 11 innings, to secure a series win at Henderson State in Arkadelphia, Ark., before dropping the series finale 5-2.

The split gives the Savage Storm its first series victory in league play this season and moves their record to 9-12 overall and 4-5 in Great American Conference play.

SE will take on Oklahoma Christian at 2 p.m. on March 8 before welcoming Ouachita Baptist to town March 11-12 for a three-game series at The Ballpark in Durant.

Southeastern held a 14-to-11 edge in hits in game one, led by Corban Taylor who turned in a 3-for-5 game at the plate.

He was joined by Greg Husnander, Nolan Fanning and Logan Terwilliger who each posted two hits, while every other starter had one hit.

Taylor, Fanning and Bryson Allen each drove in a run.

Scott Richards started and went 3.0 innings without allowing a run, scattering a pair of hits and striking out two.

He was relieved by Matt Benedict who tossed the next 3.2 innings and allowed a run on five hits.

Brady Colbert would come on to finish the game in the seventh, but was touched up for a run on four hits which extended his outing to 4.1 innings before he picked up his third win of the year, striking out three.

Husnander reached on an error in the top of the first which allowed Brandon Grimsley to score the game's first run.

The lead doubled to 2-0 in the fourth on an Allen RBI single which plated Terwilliger.

The Reddies answered with a run in the sixth and tied the game with back-to-back doubles to open the ninth, but Colbert was able to get out of trouble and send the game to extra innings.

Both teams would go three-up-three-down in the 10th before the Storm got the offense moving in the 11th with back-to-back singles to open the inning.

Dylan Helms would help matters by stealing third and scoring the go ahead run on a Taylor sacrifice fly to go up 3-2.

One batter later Fanning would single home Kaleb Thomas to make the lead 4-2 which would hold to be the final score.

Helms and Ty Hanson each collected two hits in the finale, while Thomas, Allen and Fanning each had one.

Hanson also had the team's lone RBI.

Mike Wade got the start and lasted 3.0 innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts.

Cody Luman tossed 1.1 innings in relief and allowed a run on two hits with two K's.

Scott Brinkley would finish the sixth inning needing just two batters to record two outs before Bryce Clemons came on to toss the seventh, allowing a hit and no runs.

The Storm staked itself to a 2-0 lead, scoring a run in the first when Husnander grounded into a double-play which allowed Helms to score, and adding another in the second when Hanson tripled home Terwilliger for a 2-0 lead.

HSU would answer with two runs in the bottom of the second, followed by two more in the fourth and another in the fifth, with SE unable to find an answer while stranding four baserunners in the 5-2 loss.

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