Southeastern splits Saturday series with Harding
DURANT, Oklahoma (KTEN) - per Southeastern Oklahoma State University Athletic Communications:
Jake Miller would provide walk-off fireworks in the series finale as Southeastern closed out its series with Harding with a 3-2 win to bounce back from an 8-1 loss to open the day on Saturday afternoon at Mike Metheny Field.
The split twinbill moves the Savage Storm to 21-20 overall on the season and 13-14 in Great American Conference play.
In the finale, Miller led the way with a pair of hits, including his game-winning homer, while Blake McQuain, Reid Rice, and Joseph Ramirez each added a hit.
Dylan Turner got the start and took a no decision after tossing 5.0 innings and allowing two runs, one earned, on seven hits with three strikeouts.
Jordan Compton would come on in relief and record his third win of the season after holding the Bisons scoreless over two innings with one hit.
HU got on the board first with a run in the top of the third, but a Rice RBI single in the bottom half would knot the game at 1-1 after three innings.
A Harding homer in the top of the fifth would briefly regain them the lead, but McQuain would follow up with an RBI single to plate Miller to again tie the game at 2-2.
Miler would then break the tie with a one-out solo homer to left-center field in the bottom of the seventh to save the split.
In the opener, Sam Creed, Cory Bonstrom, Rice, Damon Burroughs, Seth Morrow, Ramirez, and Dylan Herd each logged a hit.
Bonstrom would record the team's lone RBI.
Michael Barta got the start and took the loss after allowing seven runs on eight hits with four strikeouts over 5.2 innings pitched.
Cameron Hauch followed with 2.1 innings of work, allowing a run on two hits with three K's.
Brody Logsdon would toss the final inning, facing the minimum.
HU would get on the board with a solo homer in the third before adding a run in the fourth on a wild pitch.
The Bisons would bring home four runs in the fifth to take a 6-0 lead.
Bonstrom would single home Herd in the bottom half of the fifth to put the Storm on the board, trailing 6-1.
HU would add a run in the sixth and another in the eighth to make the final 8-1.