[SeMissourian.com] Mostly Cloudy ~ 40°F  
River stage: 12.13 ft. Rising
Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Southeast Missouri State baseball team to tangle with SIU in regional rivalry

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

The Southeast Missouri State baseball team ends a stretch of nine straight road games with two nonconference contests.

Southeast visits Southern Illinois-Carbondale at 1 p.m. today and Saint Louis University at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

"It doesn't get any easier for us," said Southeast coach Mark Hogan, whose squad is 4-3 on the road swing.

The Redhawks are coming off their first Ohio Valley Conference series loss of the year, dropping two of three at defending OVC regular-season champion Tennessee Tech over the weekend. They avoided a sweep with a win Sunday after dropping both ends of Saturday's doubleheader.

Southeast, 17-14 overall, is 4-4 in the OVC after playing six of its first eight conference games on the road.

The Redhawks are tied for fourth place in the nine-team league, only one game on the loss side behind leader Jacksonville State.

SIU is 11-19 overall but started Missouri Valley Conference play 3-0 after sweeping Evansville over the weekend. The Salukis lead the eight-team league.

SIU is last in the MVC with a .272 batting average and 142 runs scored. It is fifth with a 4.15 ERA.

SIU is riding a four-game winning streak, allowing a total of just eight runs.

Southeast and SIU also will meet April 26 at Capaha Field. They split their annual two-game series last year, the Redhawks winning 13-1 in Carbondale and the Salukis prevailing 16-11 in Cape Girardeau.

SLU, Wednesday's opponent, is 19-13 overall and a ninth-place 2-4 in the 13-team Atlantic 10 Conference.

The Billikens are sixth in the league with a .286 batting average, fourth with 191 runs and second with a 3.48 ERA.

SLU, a 2010 NCAA regional qualifier after capturing the A-10 tournament title, won this year's matchup in Cape Girardeau, 14-8 on March 22.

Southeast is batting .294, fifth-best in the nine-team OVC, while ranking second with 201 runs scored. The Redhawks lead the league with a 4.41 ERA.


Fact Check
See inaccurate information in this story?


Comments
Note: The nature of the Internet makes it impractical for our staff to review every comment. If you feel that a comment is offensive, please Login or Create an account first, and then you will be able to flag a comment as objectionable. Please also note that those who post comments on semissourian.com may do so using a screen name, which may or may not reflect a website user's actual name. Readers should be careful not to assign comments to real people who may have names similar to screen names. Refrain from obscenity in your comments, and to keep discussions civil, don't say anything in a way your grandmother would be ashamed to read.

You have what it takes to come out on top. Sempre Fi

-- Posted by Mom in Santa Fe on Tue, Apr 12, 2011, at 9:41 AM


Respond to this story

Posting a comment requires free registration. If you already have an account on seMissourian.com or semoball.com, enter your username and password below. Otherwise, click here to register.

Username:

Password:  (Forgot your password?)

Your comments:
Please be respectful of others and try to stay on topic.