Southeastern Baseball Ready to Host Rangers

With nine Great American Conference games remaining on the schedule, Southeastern will open the final stretch of the season looking to finish strong enough to claw its way back into the top six of the league standings and earn a trip to the postseason tournament, beginning with a three-game home series against Northwestern Oklahoma State April 11-12 at The Ballpark in Durant.

Friday's double-header is set for a 1 p.m. starrt, while the series finale on Saturday will begin at 1 p.m. as well.

The Savage Storm come into the weekend with a 16-19 record overall and a 7-14 mark in GAC play, four games out of sixth place in the league standings with nine games to play.

The Rangers enter the series at 19-19 overall and 5-16 in league play and are one spot behind the Storm in the rankings.

SE is coming off a rough three-game sweep at the hands of a ranked Arkansas-Monticello squad, while NWOSU won its last two contests over Hillsdale Baptist, but have lost 11-straight conference matchups.

Chevis Springer paces the Storm offense with a .311 average along with three triples and 14 stolen bases.

Five other hitters are batting better than .250 on the year, with Cody Coats leading the team in home runs with four and RBI with 21 to go with a group of nine total that have double-digit RBI totals.

The pitching staff is led by Mason Crenshaw who has piled up a 4-1 record, with all his appearances coming in relief, along with seven saves and a 2.03 ERA.

Jaime Paxton has the best ERA among starters at 2.78 with a pair of wins, while Canyon Conley leads the team in strikeouts with 54.

NWOSU is led by a trio of .300 hitters with Logan Porter and Jonathon Freemyer atop that group with matching .359 averages.

Freemeyer also leads the team in home runs with 10 and RBI with 35.

Eddie Cumpston leads the pitching staff with a 3-0 record and a 1.80 ERA, while Joe Coto paces the staff in strikeouts with 52.