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COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – SIUE baseball dropped a pair of slugfests at Tennessee Tech to conclude its 2021 period Friday.
Tennessee Tech scored 5 situations in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 13-12 acquire in video game two. The Golden Eagles picked up a 12-7 get in the early activity. The Golden Eagles swept the a few-game titles sequence, the only time this calendar year that the Cougars had been swept in a 3-sport series.
SIUE completed the period at 23-27, equaling its most wins below Head Coach Sean Lyons, who also guided the Cougars to 23 wins in 2017. The Cougars finished 13-17 in the Ohio Valley Conference. Tennessee Tech concluded the yr at 22-25 and 15-15 in the OVC.
The two teams merged for 11 house runs in the 2nd recreation, which include a university-report tying 6 for SIUE. The groups hit 18 residence runs in the doubleheader and 22 whole in the a few-activity sequence.
The Cougars homered 10 times in the doubleheader and concluded the year with 64 property operates for the period, the next most in a year in faculty heritage.
The Golden Eagles tagged SIUE closer Braydon Bone (3-2) for five operates in the closing body. They picked up five hits and ended up helped by a few walks. TTU shortstop Ed Johnson singled through the remaining side with two outs to generate in the recreation-winner and end the day 5 for 5.
It was Bone’s 66th and remaining visual appeal for the Cougars, which ranks eighth all time. He concluded his occupation with 11 saves, superior for sixth in a profession at SIUE.
Trailing 7-2 and 8-3 in the 2nd recreation, the Cougars scored in every of the final five innings. SIUE scored 3 moments in the seventh and four times in the eighth inning and led 12-8 heading into the base of the ninth.
Brett Johnson, Brady Bunten, Raul Elguezabal, Avery Owusu-Asiedu, Connor Kiffer and Ethan Copeland just about every homered in the finale. Johnson, Bunten, and Owusu-Asiedu each homered in both game titles of the doubleheader.
Bunten concluded the period with a crew-greatest 13 home runs, which ranks sixth in a single period at SIUE and No. 4 in a solitary period at the Division I stage.
Ole Arntson was 3-4 in sport two. Johnson, Bunten, Kiffer and Richie Well each had two hits.
Cody Littlejohn homered three situations and was 4-5 for Tennessee Tech in the final game.
The two teams merged for 7 dwelling runs in the opener, with the Cougars likely deep four instances. Johnson, Owusu-Asiedu, Ole Arntson and Bunten each and every homered. Johnson led off the sport with a residence operate, although Owusu-Asiedu drove residence two with his next inning shot. Arntson’s 11th of the calendar year came in the eighth and Bunten’s 12th of the calendar year came with two outs in the ninth inning.
Johnson and Arntson each and every had two hits for the Cougars. John Stallcup paced the offense with a 3-for-4 day. Johnson and Owusu-Asiedu finished with two RBIs apiece.
SIUE starter Jake Bockenstedt (3-2) surrendered 7 operates over two innings to acquire the loss. He walked a few and struck out one. Kaid Karnes permitted 5 operates in excess of a few innings of aid before Alec Kubik and Ryan Swanson shut down the Golden Eagle offense in excess of the remaining a few innings.
Jason Hinchman homered and was 3 for 4 to guide Tennessee Tech in the opening activity. Brock Meyers (4-4) worked four innings in aid, allowing for two runs, to make the win for Tech. Grant Phillips worked the last 3 1/3 innings for his 3rd help save.