TAHLEQUAH — Southeastern catcher Cody Coats connected on a pair of home runs to help push the Savage Storm past Northeastern State with a 3-2 win Tuesday afternoon in Tahlequah.
The win evens the SE record at 16-16 overall. It also was the 10th-straight win in the series against the Riverhawks, dating back to the 2010 season when the teams were still conference rivals.
Coats doubled his homer total with two in the contest and finished the day 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two runs scored.
Evan Ramsey turned in a 2-for-4 day at the plate with an RBI. Chevis Springer and Brayon Colley each added a hit.
Dwight Camp got the start and tossed 5.2 innings, but was left with a no decision after allowing no runs on two hits with seven strikeouts.
Mathew Bendict allowed a run on a hit in two-thirds of an inning. Mason Crenshaw came on to finish the contest with 2.2 innings pitched, allowing a run on four hits with four strikeouts.
Crenshaw earned the win and moved to 4-1 on the year.
Ramsey put the Storm on the board in the top of the first inning when he doubled home Colley, who had walked and stole second.
Coats then added a second run in the fifth with a solo homer to left field for a 2-0 advantage.
NSU answered with a run in the seventh and a second in the bottom of the eighth to knot the game at 2-2.
Coats, however, proved to be the hero on a solo homer with two outs in the top of the ninth that held to be the game winner in SE’s 3-2 victory.