Southeast Missouri State University student publication

SEMO baseball takes 2-3 from Milwaukee in three game series

Wednesday, March 8, 2023
LHP Ethan Osbourne starts his windup in SEMO's 13-7 win over Milwaukee on March 5.
Photo by Owen Korando

Game One

The Redhawks baseball team picked up a series win in a weekend that featured a Saturday double header (March 4) and a single game Sunday March 5. They dropped game one of the Saturday double header 3-1.

Senior left handed pitcher Noah Niznik picked up the loss on the mound for SEMO. Niznik pitched 6.1 innings giving up two runs on five hits while striking out three batters and walking one. SEMO’s only run came from a solo home run from senior designated hitter Carlos Aranda in the fourth inning.

Game Two

The Redhawks were able to pick up their first win in the series in game two of Saturday’s double header. Milwaukee scored two runs in the first and another in the third to jump out to a 3-0 lead. SEMO scored their first run in the bottom half of the fourth inning when junior shortstop Peyton Leeper singled into left center driving in senior outfielder Spencer Parker.

Milwaukee tacked on a run in the fifth to regain a three run lead. In the bottom of the sixth junior right fielder Josh Cameron drove in two runs with a single to center to make it a 4-3 ballgame. Milwaukee scored their fifth and final run in the top of the eight on a sacrifice fly.

Senior left fielder Jevon Mason scored on a fielder’s choice to start the scoring in the bottom half of the eighth inning for the Redhawks. Junior first baseman Lincoln Andrews singled through the right side driving in Cameron to tie the game at five apiece. Andrews scored the go ahead run on an error later in the inning to give SEMO a 6-5 lead.

Junior left hander Logan Katen shut the door in the ninth, retiring Milwaukee in order to pick up his first save of the season. Junior right hander Payton Lawrence picked up the win for SEMO. Over those two innings of work Lawrence gave up a run on a hit and walked two batters.

Game Three

In the final game of the series the Redhawks scored first on a 2-run home run from Andrews. They tacked on four more runs in both the third and fifth inning highlighted by a 2-run home run from junior catcher Ty Stauss.

SEMO tacked on two more runs in the seventh on an RBI single from Cameron. In the eighth Aranda hit a solo home run to increase the lead to 13-7. Sophomore left hander Ethan Osboure picked up the win for the Redhawks pitching 1.2 innings giving up a hit and a walk while striking out one Milwaukee batter.

The Redhawks are back in action on Tuesday, March 7, for the start of a two game series at Capaha Field against the Indiana State Sycamores with first pitch set for 3 p.m.