SEMO explodes offensively in three-game OVC series

Southeast Missouri State infielder Tyler Wilber

Martin, Tennessee was no place to find yourself over the weekend if you were a collegiate pitcher.

The Southeast Missouri State baseball squad took two of its three Ohio Valley Conference games against the host Skyhawks and it scored a total of 51 runs in three games.

The Redhawks (9-7, 2-1 OVC) opened the series by connecting on 17 hits in a 16-6 win Friday.

Tyler Wilber had four hits, including a home run and a double, and scored three runs, while driving in six to pace the Redhawks.

Catcher Wade Stauss added three hits and a couple of runs and a couple of RBIs, while Jackson graduate Landon Hahn chipped in a couple hits, runs and RBIs, as well.

Connor Basler and Andrew Keck also had two hits each.

Dylan Dodd (2-1) got the win after working six innings and allowing four earned runs and striking out seven.

Southeast scored in eight of nine innings Saturday in taking a 22-4 win.

The Redhawks had a total of 21 hits, including four from Wilber and Hahn.

Danny Wright connected for three hits, as did Justin Dirden, who homered and tripled.

Noah Niznik (3-0) earned the win after throwing six innings of one-earned run ball.

He gave up five hits and struck out six.

In Sunday’s finale, UT Martin (5-10) scored four runs in its final at bat to beat Southeast 14-13.

There were a total of 39 hits in the game and Southeast was paced by Wilber, Dirden, and Caleb Feuerstake, who each had three hits.

Dirden had a home run, while Feuerstake added a triple and a double.

Colin Wilma took the mound to tart for the Redhawks and gave up seven earned runs and nine hits in three innings.

Southeast ultimately used six pitchers in the loss.

The Redhawks will travel to Southern Illinois Wednesday at 6 p.m.

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