DURANT, Okla.  – Four different players collected multi-hit outings, but the Southeastern bullpen was dinged for seven runs in the eighth inning as Northeastern State would hand the Savage Storm a 12-7 loss on Tuesday afternoon at Mike Metheny Field.
The loss drops SE to 6-6 overall on the season heading into its first road conference series of the year when it travels to Monticello, Ark., to take on Arkansas-Monticello Feb. 24-25.
Damon Burroughs led the Storm offense with a 3-for-4 outing with a pair of runs scored.
Sam CreedSeth Morrow, and Jake Miller each posted a pair of hits, while Cameron CromerReid Rice, and Cameron French added one each.
Creed would drive in a pair of runs, while Cromer, Rice, French, and Miller each drove in one.
Bristol Carson got the start on the hill and took a no decision after allowing four runs on five hits with three strikeouts over four innings pitched.
Jakob Berger followed with 1.2 scoreless innings, allowing a hit.
Jordon Compton followed with one-third of an inning as did Coby Langford who was tagged for one run.
Jared Barta would toss two-thirds of an inning and allowed a pair of runs on two hits before handing off to Jackson Sioson who was tagged for three runs in one-third of an inning leading to Sioson taking the loss.
Wilson Hicks followed with two-thirds of an inning and allowed two runs on two hits before Jacob Davenport tossed the final inning without allowing hit.
NSU would take a 2-0 lead in the top of the first but Southeastern would respond, first with a Rice sac fly to plate Cromer before a French single to right would bring home Morrow to tie the game at 2-2.
RBI singles from Creed and Cromer in the second inning would push the Storm edge out to 4-2.
The RiverHawks would knot the game at 4-4 with a run in the third and another in the fourth.
Creed would drive in his second run of the day in the sixth and a batter later Burroughs would steal home opposite him on the double steal to put SE back in front 6-4.
NSU would get a run back in the seventh, but a Miller sac fly would bring home Morrow for a 7-5 lead.
However, the Riverhawks would put together seven runs in the top of the eighth inning to push its lead out to 12-7 which would hold up as the final score.