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Southeast Baseball Sweeps Sacred Heart

KSAL Sports - April 16, 2014 8:08 am

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Southeast of Saline bounced back from early deficits to sweep intra-county rival Sacred Heart 8-5 and 9-4 on Tuesday at Matson Field.

In game one, Sacred Heart took a quick 3-0 lead in the first inning before Southeast eventually tied the game in the fourth inning, thanks to a two-run home run from Kayden Besher. The Knights went back in front 5-3 in the bottom half on a two-RBI triple from Kyler Stover.

Southeast responded in the sixth, taking the lead thanks to Cody Schlesener and Cole Sauber driving in runs.

Bryce Banks picked up the win on the mound for Southeast while Connor Boyer notched the save.

In game two, Sacred Heart scored twice in the first inning and held the lead into the fifth inning. However, the Knights struggled to close out the fifth and sixth innings.

In the fifth,  Southeast tied the game when Besher scored on close play at the plate following a two-out hit by Sauber. Sauber tried to advance to third on the play, and a throw to the bag was off the mark, allowing Sauber to score as well. After the play, the umpires discussed the play at the plate, where Besher skipped over a tag attempt from Sacred Heart catcher Tate Richards. The umpires reversed the call, which ended the inning. However, the umpires then discussed the call again, and went back to the initial ruling, allowing both runs to score, tying the game at 2. Boyer then doubled and was driven home by a single from Jacob Pengra, giving the Trojans a 3-2 lead.

Sacred Heart tied the game in the bottom half of the inning on an RBI single from Richards to bring home Jake Bulleigh.

In the sixth, the Knights struggled to get out of the inning again. With two outs, the Knights committed two errors, allowing four unearned runs to score as Southeast took a 7-3 lead.

Justin McCartney added a run for the Knights in the bottom of the sixth, but Southeast put the game away with RBI hits from Tanner Thaxton and Sauber in the seventh.

Bailey Ramsey picked up the win on the mound for the Trojans in game two.

Sacred Heart drops to 3-7 on the season and 2-4 in the NCAA, while Southeast is 6-0 and 2-0 in the NCAA.

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