Denison, Texas, native Evan Ramsey continued his domination at the plate on Tuesday with a home run and four RBIs in a 4-2 Southeastern baseball victory over Northwood College.
The Savage Storm improve to 4-4 on the young season with their win over the Knights (8-5). Evan Rice picked up the win with four innings of work in relief of starter David Cagle as Coach Mike Metheny used the early non-conference contest to work both pitchers, as well as reliever Cameron Mann.
Mann got his first save of the year with a three-K, three-walk, two-hit stat line over two innings.
“We had to work our pitching staff because we pitched out over the weekend,” Metheny said. “We needed to work guys and get innings. Cameron (Mann) was not as sharp and he needs innings.”
Cagle struck out four, walked three and allowed three hits in three innings, including two singles in the third which allowed Northwood to take a 1-0 lead. The Storm answered in the fourth on a Tucker Alexander single followed by Ramsey’s two-run shot.
Ramsey’s two-RBI single in the eighth inning (which scored Troy McCartney and Chevis Springer) added some much-needed insurance as the Knights scored in the ninth and left the tying run on base.
“All the position players are new guys except Ramsey,” Metheny said. “He has stepped it up a little bit. He is swinging well and got all our RBIs today.”
The defense turned its first double play of the year in the fourth inning.
Southeastern has a three-game set in Arkadelphia, Ark., against Ouachita Baptist starting Friday. The savage Storm return home Feb. 26 against Tarleton State for a noon start.