LAREDO, Texas - A four-run ninth inning helped Southeastern avoid a three-game sweep at the hands of Texas A&M-International as the Savage Storm picked up the 7-3 win in the series finale in Laredo, Texas on Sunday afternoon.
SE moves to 1-2 overall on the year and will now open its home schedule with a 2 p.m. single game against Northwood on Feb. 4 at The Ballpark in Durant.
Ryan Salter, Chevis Springer and Collin Sefcik each posted a pair of hits, while Evan Ramsey and Trevor Bowen each added one.
Ramsey made the most of his one hit with a pair of RBI, while Salter, Cody Coats, Jacob Soisson and Sefcik each also drove in a run,
Jonathan Furlong got the start for Southeastern on the hill and tossed 7.0 innings, allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on eight hits with four strikeouts.
Mason Crenshaw threw the final two innings, striking out four without allowing a hit to collect the win.
The Storm wasted little time getting on the board as Springer connected on a one-out single and moved to second safely on an error on a Ramsey fielder’s choice.
Coats drew a walk to load the bases which was followed by a Soisson sac fly that plated Springer.
Ramsey came home one batter later when Sefcik singled to leave runnners on the corners which led to Coats stealing home on the hangup play to end the inning and put the Storm up 3-0.
TAMIU got two runs back in the bottom of the first and would later tie the game in the bottom of the third.
Neither team mustered much offense until the ninth inning when Bowen reached on a one-out infield single and was lifted for Brayon Colley to pinch run.
Cade Clay followed with a walk and Salter followed that up with an RBI single to left that score Colley.
Following a Springer single Ramsey came to the plate to face a new pitcher and connected on a two-run single that pushed the advantage to 6-3.
Coats would wrap the scoring when Springer scored on a fielder’s choice in which everyone was safe.
Crenshaw would follow up the offensive performance by striking out three of the four batters he faced in the ninth and preventing a rally.