Baseball teams hits off season right

Ryan Perdue, Staff Writer

The baseball team competed in two games on Friday February 9 against Washburn. They were originally scheduled for four games, but due to weather complications they were restricted to two.

The first of the two games did not go in their favor. The Savage Storm suffered a 2-9 defeat. Both teams registered their first runs of the game in the second inning.

The score would remain deadlocked until the sixth inning, when both teams scored again. Washburn took the lead in the top half of the inning, scoring three runs while Southeastern only scored one. The Savage Storm were unable to fight their way back from that point forward as Washburn held onto to the lead for the remainder of the game.

Hayden Grimes took the loss despite having a tough outing. The Storm also put together six hits; one coming from a homerun by senior out fielder Travis Spinney.

The team played mistake-free baseball as they ended the game with zero errors.

The second half of the double header ended in favor of the Savage Storm. They topped Washburn winning 7-1.

The team came out hot offensively, scoring six runs in the first two innings. The defense also held Washburn scoreless until the last inning where they mustered just one run.

Senior pitcher, Cody Nitson, pitched a complete game. As a result, he held Washburn to only three hits and registering three strikeouts.

Run support was not hard to come by for Southeastern. Senior Travis Spinney lead the way at the plate going two for three with a homerun and two runs batted in. Fellow outfielder Easton Elliot went two for four with an RBI and a run scored.

Second basemen Joseph Cerda matched his teammates offensive output, going two for four with an RBI and a run scored.

The Savage Storm will play in four more games, all of them on the road. The first will be against Central Oklahoma and the final three will be against Southern Arkansas.