Southeastern lights up scoreboard in win over Austin College
Via Southeastern Oklahoma State Athletic Communications
DURANT, Okla. - Austin Thorp tied a school record with three home runs in a game to power the Southeastern offense on its way to a 20-5 win over Austin College on Tuesday afternoon at Mike Metheny Field.
The win lifts the Savage Storm to 11-9 overall on the season heading into a weekend road series versus Oklahoma Baptist in Shawnee, Okla.
Thorp's three homers matches a school record that has been achieved eight times previously, the last in 2011.
He would finish the day with seven RBI and a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
He was not the only one to match a school record on the day however as Sam Creed put together a clinic on the basepaths, stealing six bags to match the mark set by Ron Knotts in 1987, also against Austin College.
Creed also posted a three-hit outing on the day.
Cameron French collected a pair of hits, while Cameron Cromer, John David Muse, Damon Burroughs, Kyler Copeland, and Seth Morrow each logged a hit.
Morrow would homer and Burroughs would record his fourth triple of the season with Copeland adding a double.
Thorp's seven RBI led all players in the game, while Morrow and Burroughs each drove in three.
Cromer, Copeland and French each added an RBI as well.
Bristol Carson would get the start and collect his second win of the season on a staff outing as he tossed the first inning, allowing a hit without giving up a run.
Colby Kroutil, Wilson Hicks, Jackson Sioson, Colton Craddock, Patrick Norman, Dillon Bumgarner, Jacob Davenport, Jared Barta, and Cody Akers each logged an appearance.
Hicks would strikeout three in an inning, while Norman and Davenport would fan two apiece, with Bumgarner and Akers striking out one each.
The Storm would get on the board in the first when Creed and Cromer executed the double steal, with Creed scoring, followed by a Morrow sac fly and a French RBI single to take a 3-0 lead.
Cromer would connect on a sac fly in the second which was followed by a three-run triple by Burroughs and a two-0run homer by Morrow to extend the lead to 9-0 after two innings.
AC would get on the board with a run in the top of the third, but a Muse RBI single and an RBI double from Copeland pushed the lead back to 11-1.
Thorp's first homer, a two-run shot, would come in the fourth inning and push the lead to 13-1.
The Kangaroos would answer with four runs in the top of the fifth, and the Storm would get one back in the bottom half when Akers scored on a wild pitch.
Creed would add a score on a wild pitch in the sixth and Thorp's second homer would come in the seventh, a three-run shot to push the lead to 18-5.
He would follow that up in the eighth with a two-run homer to right-center to push the final score to 20-5.